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Sofa care fabric

Fabric Sofa Care

To keep your fabric sofa looking spick and span, it will need some regular care. Different fabrics need different attention - Linens are more prone to piling (the little bobbles on the surface), while velvets will show up marks more easily.

Below are a few simple things you can do to keep your fabric sofa in tip-top condition.

  • General Care Tips
    • Keep your sofa away from direct sunlight. The colour will fade in bright sunlight.

    • Do not place your sofa too close to heat sources, such as radiators and open fires. This can damage the fabric and in extreme cases could cause the frame to warp.

    • Never sit on the arm of your new sofa. They are not designed to carry an adult’s body weight.

    • Always lift your sofas - never drag it. This will protect your flooring and prolong the life of your legs and castors.

    • Be careful of your clothing as belt buckles, studs and jewellery can all cause wear and tear to the fabric.

    • Please be mindful of your brand new jeans. Indigo dye may transfer onto lighter coloured fabric, leaving permanent stains.

    • Never force a zip closed. Make sure nothing is trapped or stopping the zip from closing. Cushion fillings are generally bigger than the cover to create a plump fit when fitted. If it’s difficult to bring the zip together, use your knee to push the air out of feather and fibre cushions. An extra pair of hands can help to slightly bend foam cushions.

    • Check sofa legs are tightened. Loose legs will make your sofa less stable and could cause the leg to break. Don’t over tighten - this can lead to stress the potential breakage.

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Sofa Workshop – Guardsman Sofa Care Protection
Sofa Workshop – Guardsman Sofa Care Protection
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Guardsman Sofa Care Protection

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