we are going to leather when we buy our next set of furniture. We bought a $3000 set from Art Van (microfiber) and we've had to have all three pieces repaired numerous times in the year and a half we've had it. They said microfiber would be the way to go with dogs and kids, but I hate it now. Dog hair, slobber, and kid stains are a mess. And the repairs have been because some mechanical issue with it, not so much damage from the dogs and kids, but still 4-5 times in the last year?!