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When Life Throws A Few Stains At You, Performance Fabrics At Darvin Furniture Provide Protection

Orland Park, IL, June 20, 2017 – Technology impacts so many aspects of a homeowner’s life and it is no surprise home furnishings have also been the beneficiary of innovation and new science. The emergence of today’s performance fabrics is an answer to an age-old challenge: How can someone protect their home furnishings and cope with stains and unexpected accidents that are simply part of living everyday life?

For decades, Darvin Furniture, Chicagoland's largest furniture and mattress store, has been committed to offering the most innovative products available. When it comes to the amazing properties and benefits of performance fabrics, Darvin offers a wide selection of brands that utilize these innovative fibers to help ensure enhanced durability and cleanability.

The emergence of the modern performance fabric is a response to the challenge of removing stains from upholstery. According to Darvin Assistant Upholstery Buyer Karla Niemiec, there have always been products or processes that attempted to address protecting furnishings from permanent stains. As the technologies have evolved over the years, new methods have provided performance fabrics that repel and resist stains while offering comfort and easy clean up.

“Performance fabrics are game changers for today’s homeowners who understand that no matter how careful the family and guests may be, accidents happen and furnishings can become stained and sometimes permanently damaged,” says Niemiec. “Whether it’s the mischief of children, the family pet, or a spilled glass of wine at a party, furnishings with performance fabrics can be protected from just about anything that can be thrown at them.”

Niemiec says people used to shy away from lighter colored fabrics for fear that it would be difficult to keep clean. “Now, with performance fabrics, people are opting for more light tans and creme colors that they never would have considered.”


Today’s performance fabrics provide outstanding protection for all the stains life throws at you.

According to Niemiec, while there are several different brands of performance fabrics, they all deliver outstanding protective qualities that range from complete stain resistance, including bleach-safe cleaning, to fade resistance and ease of cleanability. “People recognize that quality furnishings will provide years of reliability and use,” says Niemiec. “Now, with these innovative fabrics, that promise of durability can be equally applied to any color of upholstery.”

Performance Fabric Brands available at Darvin Furniture,15400 LaGrange Road, Orland Park, IL, Include:

  • LiveSmart
  • Revolution
  • NeverFear

Darvin carries many furniture brands that offer these performance fabrics, including: Southern Motion, Flexsteel, Craftmaster, England, Broyhill, Bassett, Henry, Klaussner and Jonathan Lewis.

Darvin Furniture is the recipient of the 2016 Illinois Retailer of the Year Award (See Video) from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. The award recognizes Darvin for meeting consumer desires, dedication to the community, and loyalty to its employees.