Vacuum or brush your furniture frequently to remove damaging dust, dirt and grit particles which can affect the durability and colour of your fabric. In the event of any spills or stains on your upholstery, we recommend you contact a local specialist cleaning company for advice. No upholstery fabrics should be washed.
To prolong the life of the cover we suggest that all upholstery is cleaned 'in situ' by a professional cleaning contractor every 18-24 months.
A variety of cushion fillings are used depending on the model and design. It is essential that feather or fibre fill cushions are plumped up at least twice a week to maintain their bulk and reduce flattening. All types of loose seat and back cushions should also be turned regularly to even out wear and fading.
Creasing and Shading
As with all types of velvets and chenille shading and flattening of the pile is perfectly normal and will have no detrimental effect on the wearing properties of the fabric, this can be minimised by brushing against the pile.
All fabrics are likely to crease particularly on the arms and cushions, this is not a fault but a natural result of normal use and will not have any adverse effect on the wearing qualities of the furniture.
The most vulnerable point of wear on furniture is the arm where premature deterioration of fabric is often caused by sub-conscious body movements such as rubbing your hands back and forth over the arm's surface.
Sitting on the edges of cushions or on the arms can cause distortion or premature wear. Try to avoid snagging the fabric with belt buckles, sharp objects, toys and jewellery. Snags can be repaired by pulling them through the reverse of the fabric, or cut them off with scissors. Don’t pull them from the front of the surface.
High quality velvets may exhibit some crushing and flattening marks due to the pile construction.
If your furniture has received a fabric protection treatment supplied by a third party. As manufacturers we cannot accept liability for any issues that may occur and therefore any fabric protection problems must be referred to the agent who supplied the application.
Heat and Sunlight
Try not expose your piece to direct sunlight for long periods of time as this will result in the fabric fading. Draw curtains or blinds to protect it. Also, having upholstery too close to fires or radiators can also increase wear.
Leather is a natural product with its own individual characteristics, because of this, differences in colour and texture must be expected even within the same piece of hide. Natural surface marks that have accumulated during the years of the animal's life must be considered as features and not faults.
Clean your furniture weekly by dusting with a soft cloth and remove any spills immediately by dabbing with a soft cloth or tissue working from the outside to the inside of the stain. Polishes, creams, detergents, solvent, varnish or stain removers should not be used as they can seriously damage the leather surface. For further advice on leather care please consult a specialist leather cleaning company.
A variety of cushion fillings are used depending on the model and design .. It is essential that feather or fibre fill cushions are plumped up at least twice a week to maintain their bulk and reduce flattening.
Body heat has an effect on leather and sitting may therefore seat cushion cases to stretch and puddle where they have been in contact with the body, this is a normal characteristic and cannot be avoided.