Upholstery fabrics aren’t made for the washing machine. By vacuuming or brushing your furniture frequently, you minimise the chance of dust particles affecting the durability and colour of your fabric. To keep your sofa in the best possible condition, we recommend an in situ professional upholstery clean every 18 months. In case of emergencies (like baked bean spills or red wine stains), you should contact a local specialist cleaning company for advice.
Creasing and shading
Velvet and chenille fade and flatten naturally over time and these processes won’t have a long-term detrimental effect on the wear of the fabric. It can, however, be minimised by brushing against the pile.
There’s a chance that some of our fabrics may crease, especially our linens. It’s not a manufacturing fault but a natural result of the fabric’s composition. Again, it won’t affect the wearing qualities of your furniture.
Our scatters and bolsters are packed full of feathers so need to be plumped at least twice a week to help maintain their bulk, shape and comfort. All types of loose seat and back cushions should also be turned regularly to even out wear and fading.
Velvet is one of the world’s most beautiful but delicate fabrics. It’s not pet or family-friendly: getting it wet can permanently damage its appearance, and stains are difficult to remove.
There are lots of small things you can do to prolong the life of your furniture. Here are a couple of our favourite tips:
- Four-legged friends can damage your sofa with their fur and claws.
- Even if the score is tight or the movie’s scary, you should avoid sitting on the edges of your seat as it can weaken the front edge of the spring unit.
- The arms of your sofa aren’t designed to carry an adult’s body weight, so instead of sitting on them, use them for resting arms, legs and heads.
- Sharp objects like belt buckles, toys, rings and more can tear your fabric.
- Putting your sofa too close to an open fire or radiator can damage your fabric.
Protect your floors and the life of your castors by lifting instead of rolling.
If you have any further questions surrounding sofa care, get in touch.