Casco Bay Furniture – Dust Mite Allergies and Upholstered Furniture

I believe that, if you are going to own fabric upholstery, slipcovers are the way to go. Aesthetically, they are not quite as tailored as a fully upholstered sofa, but in the long run, they are healthier, changeable, and in my opinion a much better investment. Let me tell you why.

The Healthy Sofa
Did you know the average upholstered sofa has over 2,000,000 dust mites, as well as a host of allergens and dust? The Wife and I had a gorgeous, fully upholstered Lee Industries sofa and love seat in our family room, but our daughter could not sit on the sofa without getting sick.

Our daughter has a dust mite allergy and, no matter what we did to this sofa, we could not remove the little visitors. I cleaned it, steamed it, and did just about everything you can do, but to no avail.

A washable or dry cleanable slip covered sofa, on the other hand, is easily cleaned. It always looks good and, if you get tired of the look, you can easily choose another cover.

Most manufacturers of slip covered furniture always keep their patterns on hand. Even if they discontinue the style, you can usually order new covers at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new one. At Casco Bay Furniture we do have replacement covers for our slip cover sofas.

When the time came to replace the sofa and chairs in our living room, we chose a slip covered set. We found this to be a much better investment. Our slip covered set is now 5 years old and still looks like new. The fabric is easily washable and hence, we don’t have the problem we had with our fully upholstered set. Oh, take a look at my blog on cleaning slip covered furniture.

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