Caring for Your Upholstery Guide
Caring for your upholstery is essential not only to keep your furniture looking its best but also to extend its lifespan, ensuring it remains a comfortable and attractive feature of your home for years to come. Different materials require specific maintenance strategies. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the world of upholstery care, tailored to the variety of materials you might have in your home.
Before diving into maintenance tips, it's crucial to identify the material of your upholstery. Common types include natural fabrics like cotton, wool, and leather, as well as synthetic ones like polyester, nylon, and microfiber. Check the manufacturer’s label for care instructions specific to your furniture.
2. Routine Cleaning and Maintenance
For Fabric Upholstery:
Cleaning Leather Upholstery:
Upkeep with Synthetic Upholstery:
Regardless of the material, always blot stains rather than rubbing, which can embed the stain deeper into the fabric. For persistent stains, consider a mixture of vinegar and water for natural fabrics or a specialized upholstery cleaner for synthetics and leather. Always perform a small patch test first.
CITY Furniture’s Stain Removal Program
CITY Furniture’s stain removal program offers a three-year protection plan against accidental stains from household substances, with a promise to replace furniture if stains cannot be removed. It applies to all upholstered furniture and area rugs, ensuring customers' investments are safeguarded. Additionally, the program includes a Pure&Simple cleaning kit, designed to tackle most stains, enhancing the overall value and peace of mind for purchasers.
Baking soda is a great deodorizer for most upholstery types. Sprinkle it on, leave it for 20 minutes, and then vacuum it up. For leather, wiping with a vinegar and water solution can help neutralize odors, but ensure you follow up with a conditioner to restore moisture.
To preserve cushions their welcoming softness, we recommend to flip and rotate them periodically, ensuring they wear evenly. Specifically, relaxed down cushions should be fluffed and rotated every two weeks to maintain their shape. Implementing these simple practices helps avoid the formation of unwanted indentations.
Regular maintenance and prompt attention to spills and stains can greatly extend the life and beauty of your upholstery. By understanding the specific needs of your furniture's material and following these care tips, you can enjoy your comfortable, stylish pieces for many years. Remember, a little effort goes a long way in preserving the durability and appearance of your upholstery especially with CITY Furniture's stain removal program.