After seeing this advertised as a faux leather couch we were surprised that it is in fact a soft fabric with the appearance of leather. Not what we were looking for as we wanted something water-resistant for pet and kid messes. However we’ve ended up washing our covers on a delicate cycle and air drying with good results to combat spills and stains. It’s a great back height for my 6’3” husband and just enough off the floor for our vacuum to fit under the edges. Delivery was excellent!