I wonder if flat cloth was cheaper. Northens are now paying the price for someone's misguided choice.
Apparently flat cloth is a bit of a pain to clean and wears more easily.
It’s the same price as the moquette, in fact just a little bit more money.
And yes, it was a pain to clean but stained cushions are being looked after better than before. They were hoovered most nights but are dry clean only.