Keep furniture out of direct sunlight to prevent fading or darkening.
Use a lint-free cloth to dust wood furniture. Use a slightly damp cloth, followed by a dry cloth to clean. Don’t use abrasives or wax on wood furniture.
- Use felt backing underneath lamps and other accessories to prevent scratches and gouges. Rotate accessories when dusting so they don’t remain in the same spot.
- Use placemats to protect wood tables from food and condensation from plates and cups. When hosting or serving, use hot pads under hot serving dishes. Put coasters out for glasses and cups on wood coffee and side tables.
Use a vacuum crevice tool to clean the seams of leather furniture. Use a lint-free cloth to dust. Try not to rub when cleaning but wipe gently instead. Don’t use abrasives or harsh chemicals on leather furniture. For most spills, use a damp cloth. Keep in mind that improper cleaning can void your leather furniture warranty.
- Don’t use or place sharp objects on leather goods. Keep furniture out of direct sunlight to avoid fading or cracking. Keep leather furniture at least two feet away from heat sources.
- Leather is durable, but it’s not accident or damage-proof. Remember that no furniture is pet-proof, including leather. If you’re looking for ways to protect your furniture while sharing it with your fur babies, or thinking about giving them a comfy space of their own, shop our pet beds.
Keep furniture out of direct sunlight. Rotate cushions and pillows regularly to allow even wear. Vacuum using the upholstery attachment to remove soil and debris that could be abrasive to the surface. Be careful when using household cleaners and chemicals near upholstered furniture. Overspray from these products could cause damage to your furniture.
W – This means water-based cleaning agents or foam can safely be used for spot cleaning. Store bought furniture cleaning products are typically safe for this furniture. Try to use as little water or product as possible, making sure to follow the directions or time instructions.
S- This means your furniture is dry clean only. Don’t use any water or foam. It is safe to spot-clean with water-free cleaning solvents only. Pre-test a small, hidden area first. Never use water on furniture marked with this code, or you can lose color or end up with rings. Blot any spills or oil-based crumbs immediately.
WS – This code means it’s safe to spot clean with upholstery shampoo, foam, mild detergent, or dry-cleaning solvent. Steam cleaning is not recommended. Solvent furniture cleaner or having the fabric professionally dry-cleaned is suggested.
X – This code means you must clean this furniture by vacuuming or light brushing only. Do not use any liquid or foam cleaners on furniture with this code. This is a rare code, so don’t skip this advice.
Maintaining your new furniture is just a matter of knowing what to do to ensure it has a long life. Understanding all of your furniture and what it needs is key in protecting your investment. Looking to learn more about furniture and how to care for it? Check out our other blogs below.