Properties of Polyester Microfiber Curtains

Updated February 21, 2017

Curtains are useful for both decoration and privacy purposes. They are also useful for keeping a house or apartment cooler by blocking out sunlight. There are a variety of curtain materials available to choose from, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Microfiber is often used as cleaning cloths, furniture coverings and also curtains. Polyester microfiber curtains are an option to consider and they have properties that you should consider when making your choices.

Ease of Cleaning

Polyester microfiber curtains are usually easy to clean. There are sometimes other materials included with the polyester that can alter the proper cleaning method, but as a general rule you can treat stains with warm water and a mild detergent. Regular dust can be shaken out, or you can use a vacuum to suck it out of the fabric without harming the microfiber. Some curtains can be dropped right into a washing machine with your laundry on a warm temperature setting; avoid using fabric softener, which can damage the smaller fibres.


Polyester microfiber is tough to tear, and this is a benefit to curtains that could be pulled on or scratched by children and pets. While a stubborn pet may possibly shred the microfiber material, it tends to be tougher than other, thinner curtain materials. Because they are difficult to damage, polyester microfiber curtains can also last for an extended period of time, and this is an asset if you are looking for curtains for long-term use.

Weather Sensitivity

While sunlight shouldn't damage polyester microfiber curtains in the short term, the fabric is less resistant to heat than other fabrics. If the curtains are to be used as mainly a shield against the hot weather outside, you may want to consider other fabrics. However, microfiber resists water and should not be damaged by wind or moisture. They therefore can be useful as outdoor curtains for porches or gazebos.


Polyester is known for being an inexpensive fabric, and polyester curtains are therefore more cost-effective than some other fabrics, such as silk. The term "microfiber" means that each fibre of fabric must be less than one denier in thickness, which allows multiple strands to be packed into a small area. Microfiber polyester curtains are usually a little more expensive than standard polyester curtains, but they can still be a good investment for families on a budget who need new curtains.

Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article

About the Author

Michael Davidson started writing screenplays in 2003 and has had a screenplay professionally produced. He has also studied martial arts since 1990 and has worked as a licensed security specialist. Davidson has written articles for various websites. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising.