The IKEA Ektorp range includes seven sofas, three armchairs, and a footstool. The largest of the 7 sofas is the 2+2 corner sofa that has been designed with a corner seat with 2 seats either side, next up we have the two-seat sofa with chaise (left or right) then we move onto more standard sizes of a 3 seater sofa and a 2 seater sofa both of which are also available as sofa beds.
The armchair ranges include the standard Ektorp and the Jennylund which has narrower armrests and a higher back than the standard Ektorp and finally the Tullsta that has smaller armrests and a curved back.
Lastly, to complete the range, we have the Footstall and Cushions.
EKTORP Covers are available in over 200 colours and various fabrics for
- 2 Seat Sofas
- 2 Seat Sofa Beds
- 3 Seat Sofas
- 3 Seat Sofa Beds
- 2 Seat Sofas With Chaise Longue Left
- 2 Seat Sofas With Chaise Longue Right
- Sofa 2+2
- Jennylund Armchairs
- Tulsta Armchairs
Ikea Ektorp Cover Materials
Ikea Ektorp Sofa Covers often wear out before the sofas, as they are so well made. Whereas Some buyers like Ikea sofas but want their prefered material which is not always available when buying sofa’s new.
Luckily Ikea Ektorp Sofa Covers are available from a wide range of makers in all materials.
You first must establish what material is best for you, your family and your home situation.
First, ask yourself the following questions.
Do You Eat Or Drink On Your Ikea Ektorp Sofa?
There’s nothing like sitting back on your Ikea sofa after a long hard day, putting your feet up and relaxing with a hot drink, beer or wine and some snacks.
If you eat or drink (or both) on your sofa, a spillage will likely occur at some point. In this instance, you need an easy-to-clean cover. On the other hand, if you drink red wine, then a darker cover is preferable.
If you don’t eat or drink on your Ikea Sofa, you can get away with a softer, lighter, and more luxurious cover.
Do You Have Children?
Children can be messy and more prone to accidents, especially when food or drink is involved. If you have children, a hard-wearing, easy-to-clean material is recommended.
Do You Have Pets?
Cats and Dogs love curling up on Ikea Sofas, especially when you’re out at work, lazing about waiting for you to return home. Like children, pets can have accidents on sofas. The main issue, though, is fur. Fur will collect on your sofa cover if you have a pet. Fur sticks to some materials, being very difficult to remove.
Cats often claw sofas also. So you need a pet-friendly cover that’s easy to remove fur from and a cover that won’t show claw marks if you have a cat.
Ektorp Sofa Traffic
How often is your sofa sat on? Sofas sat on all day long, week in and week out, will wear out quicker than sofas sat on only in the evenings.
High-traffic sofas should have a hard-wearing cover. Low-traffic sofas can get away with softer and thinner materials.
Choosing Your Material
Here are the available materials and their characteristics which should help you determine the best Ektorp Cover for your home.
Canvas is a densely woven sofa material that’s extremely durable and ok to clean. In addition, the canvas is highly resistant to scratching from pets.
Cotton is a durable material that is resistant to fading holding its colour for many years. Cotton absorbs spillages and isn’t very easy to clean by hand. However, in the event of an accident, the cover can be removed and placed in the washing machine, which will deal with most stains.
Linen is a light, thin and soft luxurious material, don’t get it if your sofa has high traffic or you have pets or children. Linen wears quickly and stains easily.
Leather is the ultimate wipe-clean material spillages are easy to clean, and stains are non-existent. Likewise, pet fur is very easy to clean off leather. However, Cats love to claw leather and the scratch marks and holes can be noticeable.
Vinyl is a cheaper alternative to leather, hard-wearing, stain-resistant and wipes clean.
Nylon is extremely strong and stain-resistant. It holds its colour for a long time and is resistant to pet scratching. A good choice if your sofa gets lots of use or you have children or pets.
Microfibre is a durable everyday fabric which is resistant to staining and easy to clean. However, pet fur is difficult to clean off microfibre as it does tend to stick to the surface.
Velvet is a soft, stain-resistant material that is durable and easy to clean. In addition, velvet is highly resistant to pet fur and scratching.