It’s important to evaluate the utility and use a piece of furniture is going to have before choosing both the style and a fabric.
If cleanliness is paramount, wipe clean vinyl or faux leather might be the right choice for you. Both are great for areas where stains are more prevalent; from break rooms to examination rooms, and if you manage a healthcare facility or medical office, asking for vinyl may not be enough.
There are specific vinyl fabrics
that can withstand cleaning with bleach solutions to eliminate bacteria and other pathogens. If your furniture needs to sustain heavy use, then durable, engineered fabrics could be an option. As with everything, the devil is in the detail.