I began by looking at Crypton Fabrics. Liquid literally just rolls off of Crypton Fabrics. It is mainly used in hospitals where it can stand up to years of abuse. See how the water just sits on top and doesn't soak in? Awesome!
Then looked at fabrics that had stain resistant properties in them that protect against food and oils. These are superior to fabrics that just have a stain resistant finish on them because the stain resistance never wears off. A lot of them are environmentally friendly and look great!
Then ordered a ton of samples to check them out at home:
I narrowed it down to a few choices, mainly bold patterns in greens and blues. And cost of course was a factor...
Earthy Flowery Leaves:
Abstract Tear Drops:
Large Circle-y Dots:
So that's the final five. Any thoughts, opinions or suggestions??