Furnishing your home is an investment, it is important to know the maintenance and care that your new furniture will require. We would love to help in any way that we can so below we have put together an overview of how to care for the pieces in your home.
Fabric care…How to increase the longevity of your fabric
It is always a good idea to have your furniture treated with a fabric protectant. This is something that can be done before delivery as there is no type of treatment applied in the factory. The treatment we recommend is Guardsman. when applied the treatment enhances the ability of your fabric to be cleaned , as well as adds to the overall durability.
There are some low maintenance tips that we would suggest you do throughout the life of your upholstered furniture. With just a few steps you can drastically improve the beauty and longevity of your pieces.
- Rotate and flip your cushions regularly to evenly distribute wear.
- Be sure to fluff the back cushions and pillows. Over time fiber can settle and lose it’s loft. you can bring back the loft by fluffing them once a week or so.
- Keep away from extreme temperature and moisture change
- treat stains as soon as possible so they do not dry and set.
- blot spills with white cloth or paper towel. Do NOT scrub.
- Regular vacuuming to remove dust is recommended.
- IF you notice any pilling on your pieces it can easily be removed with a manual or battery operated pill shaver. this may occur several times but will diminish and eventually cease once the fivers are removed.
Caring for leather…
In spite of the durability of leather it is NOT invincible.
- Placement is important. Keep leather out of direct sunlight, changes in temperature and humidity.
- Regularly dust and vacuum
- we recommend that with the seasons you use a cleaner and conditioner to keep the leather soft and supple.
The number one tip to keeping your wood furniture looking great is to keep it free from dust. Dust collection on wood furniture can cause surface scratches. It is also important to know what type of finish is on your furniture as some finishes have negative reactions to polish.
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If you have questions about how to care for your furniture please let us know.