Be sure your furniture is ready for entertaining -- or lounging -- any day of the week with our simple care guidelines. (Spilled some wine during the party? Keep reading.)
Spills and stains happen, and when they do, it’s important to act fast before they set. Start by blotting the spill using a clean, absorbent cloth. If you’re dealing with a stubborn stain, locate your cleaning code for further instruction.
Once you’ve located your cleaning code, use this reference guide for next steps on how to treat your stain:
Cleaning Code Chart:
|Solvent||Solvent. Use only water-free, pure cleaning solvents.|
|Water||Use only water-based upholstery cleaning products.|
|Solvent or Water||Use pure cleaning solvents or water-based cleaning products.|
|Vacuum or brush only||No water or liquid cleaning agents.|
|Dry Clean only||Cleaning must be performed by a Dry Cleaner.|
No matter what your cleaning code is, never machine wash your cushion casings -- doing so may damage the fabric, backing or stitching.
Vacuum your furniture regularly with an upholstery attachment, and if possible, rotate your cushions and pillows on a weekly basis. When planning out your room arrangement, try to avoid placing your furniture under direct sunlight, as it can fade the fabric. Likewise, avoid extreme temperature changes such as direct heat or moisture as it can also damage your furniture.
Moving your furniture
Whether you’re moving to a new space or just rearranging, always lift your furniture properly (and don’t try to do it alone!). Dragging or pushing your sofa, sectional, bed or any other pieces will cause damage to your floors and furniture. Enlist a helper for any projects involving moving furniture and get it done right. Trust us: your floors, furniture (and back) will thank you later.