CARE FOR UPHOLSTERY AND LEATHER
Your new upholstery piece has been custom made just for you. Please read about how you can keep it looking beautiful and comfortable with just a little special attention.
All seat cushions should be reversed weekly and seat cushions of a sofa should be rotated to achieve consistent wear. Turning cushions often will help prevent the covers from shifting on core units
Seat and back cushions may relax with use and show comfort wrinkles or creases. All back and toss pillows should be fluffed often to keep a luxurious appearance and comfortable feel. Cushions containing a blend of down, feathers and fiber require more frequent fluffing.
Vacuuming and light brushing every week is recommended to remove dust and to prevent soiling. A characteristic of some upholstery fabrics is pilling. Pilling is excess fiber which comes off the surface of the fabric, resulting in small balls or pills. This is a result of normal use and not a fabric defect. When the excess fiber is gone the pilling will stop. Vacuuming, along with the use of a fabric or sweater shaver, will restore the look of the cover. Always test in an inconspicuous area.
Avoid exposure to sun for all upholstered products. The ultraviolet rays can discolor or fade fabrics and leathers. Even indirect sunlight can affect fabrics. Consider rearranging or rotating your home furnishings from time to time to allow more uniform fading.
Chenille and velvet fabrics have a nap. Due to the pile not being flat, it tends to reflect and absorb light in varying degrees, depending on the angle from which you view it. This causes the fabric to appear lighter and darker within the overall piece. This shading is a natural occurrence in this type of fabric.
Place upholstered furniture at least 20” away from heating or air conditioning outlets. Avoid exposing upholstered furniture to extreme hot or cold temperatures, or prolonged moisture. The ideal environment is 65 - 75 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity between 35 - 40 percent.
Extra maintenance may be required for homes with pets. Pets curling up, on or leaning against your upholstered furniture may cause soiling from their natural body oils.
Upholstery fabrics and leathers are vulnerable to perspiration and oils from skin, hair and soiled hands or clothing. Protect your furniture by placing a cloth where heads rest, and using arm caps.
Avoid sharp objects for all upholstery or leather. Buckles, keys and toys can scratch or tear the surface.
Upholstered furniture is not intended to be stood on, jumped on or bounced on. These misuses may result in damages which are not covered under warranty.
While no fabric is warranted by manufacturers for wear-ability, fading, wrinkling or stretching; the following above guidelines will keep your upholstery looking its best.