How to care for your Sofas and Stuff sofa…

Yay, it’s delivery day! Your new sofa has arrived at the doorstep all wrapped up like a present, just waiting to cross the threshold into its happy new home. Your friendly delivery guys will take it to your chosen room, unwrap it at pop the feet on for you. Now the next job is up to you, put the kettle on and take a seat, this is the start of a beautiful friendship! There are just a few things you can do to care for your new sofa…

First Impressions…

When you first unwrap your brand new sofa you may notice that the cushions feel different from those in the showroom. This will depend on the fabric you have chosen. They may seem over plump.

This is only natural… Your cushions will settle down and become softer once you begin to use them.

Plump those cushions…

Regular plumping is important – give all your cushions a good plumping, beating and shaking daily. Foam cushions can be rotated so they wear evenly on all sides.

Velvet Care…

Velvets used for upholstery should be treated as a luxurious item and managed with great care. It is in the nature of velvet that it could mark easily (depending on the velvet you choose.)

Keep it spruce…

Give your sofa a good brushing now and then to bring up the pile and freshen the fabric. The ideal is to vacuum at least once a month but don’t use turbo power; a gentle brushing will do. If it’s leather, dust over once a week.

Tackle stains…

Minimise the threat of accidental stains by protecting with our Fabric Care Plan. If you have the policy do not try to tackle the stain yourself but call the technicians within 7 days. For every day cleaning we recommend you use professional upholstery cleaners. After cleaning, remember to re-dress the covers with care for a smart fit.

Combat the bobble…

Inevitably certain fabrics are going to be more prone to ‘bobble’ than others. If you have chosen one of these and it shows signs of ‘bobbliness’ simply use your fuzz-away.

Feet:

If your sofa has wooden feet, it is important that you tighten them regularly to prevent them becoming loose and buckling. Be very gentle when moving furniture on castors and if possible lift the furniture a little, especially on carpet.

All wood has its own grain, so expect to find variations.

Well that sums up our ‘How to care for your sofa’ guide. If you are ever in doubt as to how best look after your sofa or treat a specific problem then just get in touch. Our Facebook and Twitter pages are a great way to do that.

Ali Litten