Care and Maintenance - Upholstery

Care & Maintenance

Indoor Upholstery

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Fabric Upholstery
Vacuum the product frequently on a low to medium setting, preferably with an upholstery nozzle, and be careful not to rub the material with force as this potentially could damage the textile. 

Spot Clean

Treat spills immediately. Blot up as much of the spill as possible with a clean, dry, white cloth.  When dusting or spot-cleaning, always use a clean, white cloth— colored cloths can stain your fabric. Do not rub, rubbing can damage fabrics. Remove stains by patting the area gently with a cloth wrung in lukewarm to hot water (preferably distilled), start from the outer rim of the spill and work toward the center. If the stain is persistent we recommend using an environmentally friendly mild detergent, and then again patting the area down. If using soap or a cleaning agent, always test clean your fabric in an inconspicuous area first to gauge your fabric’s response and colorfastness. Always spray cleaner onto a cloth (never directly onto furniture). Do not use any chemical products on your upholstery. If pilling should occur, don’t be alarmed. It’s a result of excess fiber coming off the fabric or from external sources. This is not a defect but a characteristic of many upholstered fabrics and textiles. To remove pilling, use an antipilling machine.

If the stain remains, we recommend getting the fabric dry cleaned professionally.

Caution: After cleaning, always wait at least 24 hours, or until completely dry before using your furniture (a hairdryer on low can be used to speed up the drying process). 

Avoid Sunlight

Upholstered furniture may be affected by exposure to direct sunlight or heat, consequently we recommend to avoid placing the products next to windows, radiators or fireplaces.

Professional Cleaning

For best results, we recommend using professional upholstery cleaning services. It is best to have a professional clean your upholstered furniture every couple of years or so. 

Leather Care

Regular Maintenance: As leather is semi-aniline, it will mark and patinate over time as it comes into contact with the natural oils from skin, and moisture. Vacuum the product with a soft brush frequently on a low to medium setting and be careful not to rub the material with force as this potentially could damage the leather. Then wipe with a white cloth dampened with distilled water to remove any remaining dust. Leather cleaners and conditioners will help maintain leather. Use a towel to evenly dry the leather. Do not use a hairdryer as it is likely to dehydrate the leather.

Stain Removal: If liquids are spilled on the leather, we recommend acting quickly and dabbing up as much as possible with a dry cloth or paper. Take care not to rub the surface, since this may spread the mark or push dirt into the pores of the leather.

Caution: Avoid placing your leather furniture in direct sunlight and near sources of excessive heat such as fireplaces and radiators. Do not use furniture polishes or waxes. Do not use household detergents or solvents. 

Solid or Aniline Leather Upholstery
Vacuum frequently with a soft brush. For stains, use boiled water with a natural soap: Whisp 2-3 tablespoons of soap flakes into 1 litre of water and use the foam. Apply the foam with a soft cloth, let it dry and wipe off the leather thoroughly with a soft cotton cloth.

Nubuck Leather Upholstery
Vacuum frequently with a soft brush only. Water or soap cannot be applied.

General Care Instructions
To keep upholstery in optimal condition we recommend the following:

• To remove pilling, we recommend using an anti pilling machine.
• Avoid placing item in direct sunlight.
• For dusting or removing crumbs take a clean cloth or soft brush and wipe down upholstery. Do not rub.
• Treat spills immediately. Blot up as much of the spill as possible with a clean, dry, white cloth. Do not rub.
• In case of a stain, use a clean, slightly damp white cloth, blotting from the outer edge to the center of the stain.
• Do not use any chemical products on your upholstery.
• If in doubt, always refer to the care label specific to your item.

Tips and Tricks

• Recommended humidity in the room: between 40% and 60%.
• Ideal room temperature: 21°C during the day, not below 14°C at night.
• To prevent color differences: do not place your furniture in direct sunlight.
• Avoid exposure to extreme conditions: do not place furniture near heating sources or air-conditioners.
• To prevent staining, we recommend that any spills be removed immediately.
• Use placemats and/or coasters to prevent hot pots and pans, or cold glasses and bottles, from leaving marks on the furniture.
• Do not drag the furniture along the floor, always lift the furniture when moving.
• Always ensure water and solutions used to clean the floor do not come in contact with the furniture's base, as it might leave permanent marks.