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Smith Brothers Clarity Fabric: Why Consider This Fabric Choice and Furniture Brand

Outfitting the rooms of your home is no easy task. You need the furniture you choose to be stylish, durable, and affordable. When updating your furniture, consider none other than Smith Brothers, made with Smith Brothers clarity fabric. As with anything, your furniture is only as good as its components. With Smith Brothers clarity fabric, your furniture is guaranteed to be covered with the highest quality of hand-selected, durable fabrics. Room Concepts offers a complete line of Smith Brothers furniture with clarity fabrics.

About Smith Brothers Furniture

Beginning as the Homer Manufacturing Company in 1926 in Berne, IN, Orv Smith and his brother, Les Smith, bought majority share in the company they worked for. Their company manufactured lower price point chairs to supplement the high-end furniture being manufactured by Dunbar and Berne Furniture. The next 30 years was transformative. Homer Manufacturing Company grew in the likes of their high-end competitor in the same town and eventually saw a name change—Smith Brothers of Berne.

In 1960, the Smith brothers retired, selling their shares to Les’ son-in-law Carl Muselman. Carl kept the Smith name as the company’s reputation thrived. The 70s presented financial challenges and took the surprise hire of Fred Lehman from Berne Furniture to turn the ship around—a decision that has clearly paid off as the company has continued to increase sales nearly every year since the mid-70s.

The Creation of the Smith Brothers Clarity Fabric Line

Smith Brothers has simplified the furniture buying process by creating the family of Smith Brothers clarity fabric. The clarity line was designed to help you easily identify their most durable fabrics for your high-quality Smith Brothers furniture. Smith Brothers takes precision and care to the next level as they hand select each brand that gets their clarity stamp of approval. Fabric options included in the clarity line are top brand name textiles from brands such as Crypton and Revolution.

Why Choose Smith Brothers Clarity Fabric and Smith Brothers Furniture?

Smith Brothers has been a trusted name in the furniture industry for almost 100 years. Made in the Swiss-Amish style, Smith Brothers furniture frames are hand built with kiln-dried hardwood maples. Joints are reinforced with solid maple corner blocks to ensure durability. They use the best coil springs in the industry and their cushions are made from the highest grade of foam. If that’s not enough, Smith Brothers stands behind every piece of furniture and proves it by offering a lifetime warranty on their frame, springs, and seat cushions. This is furniture that truly lasts a lifetime!

Beyond their frames, Smith Brothers clarity fabric is second to none. To ensure their fabric or leather is the highest quality, each shipment is carefully evaluated by their staff. There are literally thousands of fabrics to choose from so the possibilities are endless. While the idea of your sofa lasting forever may be a daunting design concept to some, take heart—a sofa from their timeless Smith Brothers 5000 series means it will adapt with changing décor styles. Simply switch out throw pillows or choose to reupholster your sofa with another Smith Brothers clarity fabric.

Here are the top four reasons to choose Smith Brothers clarity fabric:

Easy To Clean

Most Smith Brothers clarity fabric is made from 100% polyester or polypropylene, which means the fabric is both resistant to stains and easy to clean. To clean a small, soiled area, follow these easy steps:

  1. Blot/remove excess crumbs or residue with a clean towel.
  2. Create a solution of mild soap and distilled water. Use Tide or Dawn for best results.
  3. Apply the solution with a spray bottle or clean cloth.
  4. Gently dab the affected area. Use a soft brush if necessary.
  5. Rinse soap residue.
  6. Blot dry with clean towel.
  7. Repeat if needed.

While Smith Brothers clarity fabric is highly resistant to stains, it is not indestructible. As always, use care with your furniture fabrics and avoid using harsh substances like nail polish or permanent marker around your furniture.


The one thing you need from your sofa is years, possibly even decades. Your sofa needs to be able to stand up to whatever life throws your way—whether that be kids, pets, in-laws, or the weekly host for game night for your friends and family. Durability goes beyond the construction of your sofa and starts with the very fabric you sit on. Since Smith Brothers clarity fabric is made from synthetic fibers, the fabric tends to be more durable than their natural counterparts like cotton or linen. Synthetic fibers stand up to busy lifestyles, like the claws of your pets or liveliness of your kids. Another plus: synthetic materials resist fading from sunlight.


Another thing you may need your next sofa to be: inexpensive. We get it. At Room Concepts, we pride ourselves on offering custom options without custom prices. We want you to make an investment in a solid piece of furniture that will last you for a lifetime without requiring a second mortgage. Smith Brothers furniture is an investment that won’t break your bank or budget.


Smith Brothers clarity fabric is offered in a variety of colors, designs, and textures. Our Smith Brothers fabric wall proves it! Clarity fabric is offered on all of their furniture, from sofas to sectionals to accent chairs. Smith Brothers furniture is available in a variety of styles, from modern and contemporary to classic and traditional. Whether you are outfitting your entire living room, updating your sofa, or replacing a couple of accent chairs, Smith Brothers has thousands of versatile furniture options. Whatever you are looking for, you are going to be able to find it in Smith Brothers.

Room Concepts can help you effectively design and outfit your living room. We’re your premier destination for all types of furniture. We are passionate about providing high-quality, customizable furniture to suit your style, needs, and budget. We’d love to help you create the living room you’ve always wanted—contact us today!

Comments (2)

  • I have a Smith Brothers couch in a grade 13 fabric covering. It is awful! The fabric is pilling and looks terrible. I have shaved off some of the balls that appear but it looks and feels bad. Looks like a cheap couch! I purchased at McLaughlins of Novi in 2016, just barely 4 years old.
    I am a senior with no children or pets living in my home.
    Please help, very disappointed in my purchase of this couch.

    • Good morning Dianne. I apologize that you are having issues with the furniture you purchased from McLaughlins. Have you reached out to them? We are a furniture retailer that sells Smith Brothers. You would need to reach out to McLaughlins if that is where you purchased from and see what they can do to assist you. I apologize we cannot be of greater assistance. Have a great weekend!

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