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Care & Maintenance

Your new fabric or leather sofa is going to need some TLC to keep it in tip-top condition. Here’s our handy care and maintenance guide to help you keep your sofa looking it’s best and last for years to come.

Sofa cleaning - what to do & when

A regular routine will help keep your sofa looking good for years to come.
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Daily & Weekly

  • Plump your feather scatter and seat cushions.

  • Rotate foam seats once a week to avoid dips appearing.

  • Check legs are tightened - not too tight, to avoid stress and potential breakage.

  • Dust leather sofas to remove build up of dirt and any sharp objects.

  • Remove any bobbles from fabrics and give them a gentle brush.

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Once a Month

  • Vaccuum your sofa to remove any build up of dust and dirt.

  • Wipe leather sofas with a slightly damp cloth.

  • Rotate seat cushions.

  • Turn and vacuum mattress on sofa beds.

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Yearly

  • Time to clean your entire sofa - take removable covers to the dry cleaners or have them professionally dry cleaned in-situ.

Sofa Care & Advice Guides

Sofa care fabric
Fabric Sofa Care

Sofa Workshop textiles offer a luxurious and tactile experience, exquisitely crafted and beautiful to the touch. Follow our advice for keeping your fabric sofa in top condition.

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Sofa care leather
Leather Sofa Care

A well-made leather sofa is an investment, and with a little bit of love and attention it can last for generations and grow even more beautiful with age.

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Sofa care sofa bed
Sofa Bed Care

Our sofa beds are crafted by hand with the same attention to design and detail as our sofas. A little maintenance will keep it looking as good as new.

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Sofa care bed
Bed Care

Our beds are handcrafted using generous amounts of beautiful materials. Keep your new bed in top condition for the most blissfully relaxing and stylish slumber.

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Sofa care lighting
Lighting Care

Lighting is the simplest way to transform the atmosphere of your room. A little time and care will ensure your lighting continues to sparkle and glow.

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Sofa care wood and metal
Wood & Metal Product Care

Our wood furniture is often made using reclaimed timber with a beautiful, aged patina. Wood is a natural material and will acquire marks over time.

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Sofa fillings

Fillings Care Guide

To keep your seat and back cushions looking lovely and full you’ll need to be prepared to give them a good plump. If regular plumping isn’t for you, then steer away from feather seat cushions and opt for fibre or foam seats which need less attention. We only use the best quality fillings in our sofas - here is a quick guide to help you choose the right one for you. If you’d like to know more, get in touch with one of our Sofa Masters, who are happy to help.

Feather Sofa Fillings

Feather fillings have a relaxed look and are wonderfully soft. They will flatten when sat on, so need daily plumping and turning. They are more casual looking than fibre cushion. Avoid feather cushions if you have allergies.

Daily maintenance for feather cushions:

  • Drop cushions onto a clean floor or rug, onto each corner. This will circulate the feathers and draw air in.

  • Punch into shape, paying attention to the corners - this will stop the feathers clumping and becoming compacted.

  • Rotate cushions to even wear on covers and impact on feathers.

  • Relax - once your feather cushions are big and beautifully plumped, it’s time to sit down with a cuppa!

Fibre Sofa Fillings

Fibre cushions are the perfect in-between. They’re not as soft and sinky as feather, not as firm or formal as foam. They still need to be plumped and turned regulary to maintain their shape and feel comfy.

Daily maintenance for fibre cushions:

  • Drop cushions onto a clean floor or rug, onto each corner.

  • Punch into shape to help open up the fibres. Fibre cushions offer more resistance than feather so you will need to ‘tease’ open the fibres to avoid dips developing.

  • Rotate cushions to even wear on covers and filling.

  • Repeat weekly to prolong the life of your cushions and optimum comfort.

Foam Sofa Fillings

Foam seats have slightly firmer, springier feel compared to fibre. They look smarter in appearance, often slimmer, ideal for contemporary sofa styles. Foam seats are generally considered low maintenance, although do need to be turned and flipped (as you would a mattress) to avoid dips occuring.

Weekly maintenance for foam cushions:

  • Flip cushions to avoid dips developing in the centre of your seats cushions.

  • If your foam seat cushions become wedged shape towards the front of the sofa, removed from their covers and turned front to back.