Choosing a sofa is not easy. Not only must you take into account the style and comfort of the design, but its durability as well. As far as durability concerns specifically, upholstery plays a very large part. Chenille sofa offers a fuzzy, velvety texture that is as aesthetically pleasing to the eyes as as it is soft to the touch. Chenille means “caterpillar” in French, an appropriate name because this soft, dense material has a fuzzy feel. But don’t let its cozy look and soft touch fool you; chenille sofas is very durable. And even though chenille is an ideal choice for a sofa, differences exist in the types of chenille fabrics used on various couches. Upholstery features, such as a tight weave, proper pile direction and pretreated fabric finishes, make some chenille sofas more durable than others. If you have a chenille sofa in your home, it is important that you keep the fabric clean by regularly vacuuming the upholstery, keeping items that stain away from the sofa and removing stains as soon as they appear.