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Old 02-20-2018, 11:31 AM   #1
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Furniture Material Options - Durability

Hello! First time post for me on here. Our family (myself, wife and boys 8 & 10) are ready to sign on a custom build for a North Point 377rlbh which we are really in love with.

The decision that is really challenging us right now is actually the furniture material for the Thomas Payne couches & theater seats. For 2018, we are between the “Espresso” and the “Cashmere.” We prefer the feel of the suede-like ‘Cashmere’ but are concerned about whether it will show more wear, stains, etc. The ‘Espresso’ meanwhile, seems like it is more durable but is the super-slippery pleather-type material.

So my question is, especially with the ‘suede-like’ Cashmere (or its equivalents), does anyone have experience with this material and it’s durability, cleanability, etc. Would love to hear comments both ways.

Also with the espresso, does the slipperyness annoy you? Has it been durable?

With this huge financial obligation, we want to make sure we are both comfortable while not being paranoid over whether our furniture will stain. Thanks in advance for the advice...

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Old 02-20-2018, 12:20 PM   #2
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Not a fan of the vinyl covered furniture in RV's, most of it is uncomfortable to sit on and looks cheap. We bought used and looked for a unit with cloth. If you are concerned about stains you could spray it with the FabricGuard stuff

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Old 02-20-2018, 12:27 PM   #3
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We have the suede-like brown on parts of our sofa. We call it "Pleather".

After 6+ years we have not any problems with it. Taking account that we do not have children with us but do have 2 small dogs. It wipes clean and does not show any wear.

My only concern with it was if it ever needed to be recovered. Ours is "L" shaped.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:28 PM   #4
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We have the cashmere decor in our 2017 (built March 2017) and it's holding up fine so far. Not hot like vinyl or leather. No idea what it is. I wouldn't call it vinyl or leather. Fake leather? Lol anyways we love the cashmere decor. We factory ordered our unit. I dropped a soda can and it exploded all over the theater setting and couch and it cleaned right up. No stains or such.

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Old 02-22-2018, 09:33 PM   #5
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I have the sudo-leather type sofas. It's been comfortable for sitting on. Other than the toddler sometimes sliding on it there are no complaints about comfort or durability so far. The sliding she does is with a bit of a running start, or at the very least a jump to try to make distance. There have been a few spills and the instant cleanup is a big benefit. The way I view it though is seating is cheap enough that if it gets ruined over the years I can always replace it with minimal hassle for close or less than the cost of fixing the furniture.
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