Once you protect your new furniture investment with our Comprehensive Protection Plan/Upholstered Fabric Furniture Plan, you’ve taken the first step towards keeping your upholstery looking beautiful!
There are other steps that you can take in order to keep both new and older upholstery looking it’s best by minimizing wear and tear and preventing/removing common household stains. You’ll find these important tips in Fabric Care and Cleaning Tips located below.
It’s our way of reminding you that we take your home furnishing investments seriously and we know you do too!
FABRIC CARE and CLEANING TIPS:
As we mentioned before, our Comprehensive Protection Plan makes it easier for you to maintain your furniture, however, regular care and cleaning will assist in keeping all your fabric upholstered furniture looking new for a longer period of time.
Vacuuming or light brushing helps to remove soil and prevents the embedding of dirt in between the fabric fibers. Rotate and turn your cushions after vacuuming to prevent excessive wear and soil patterns. Always try to avoid placing newspapers on your fabric furniture since the ink could leave a permanent stain. Avoid the use of dyes, acids, corrosives, paints, inks, nail polish and removers around your furniture. Never remove cushion covers for dry cleaning or machine washing purposes even when they have zippers. Try to keep upholstered furniture away from direct sunlight to avoid fading. Periodic cleaning by an authorized technician will ensure the gradual build up of soil, perspiration, and oils do not cause permanent damage and shorten the life span of your fabric upholstered furniture.
Know your fabrics cleanability codes to decipher the proper type of cleaner that you need to utilize and always pretest the product in an inconspicuous spot.
W, S, W/S, and X
Code “W” Fabrics:
Synthetic Fibers: Acetate, Herculon, Nylon, Olefin, and Polyester fabrics. Use only the foam from water-based cleaning agents such as mild soap or use a non-solvent upholstery cleaner.
Code “S” Fabrics:
These include Cellulosic or Protein Fibers: Cotton, Linen, Rayon, Silk or Wool. Other “S” coded fabrics are: Acrylic, Damask, Tapestry, Brocade, Denim, Velour, Chintz, and Plaid (Cotton/Olefin Blend). Spot clean using a mild water-free solvent or dry cleaning product.
Spot clean with a mild solvent, upholstery shampoo or a mild soap/detergent.
Code “X” Fabrics:
Clean this type of fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing. Do not use water-based foam or solvent based cleaning agents of any kind.