Dust and dirt can cause fabrics to prematurely wear and discolour. This can be avoided by using a soft brush or vacuuming lightly using the curtain attachment on a regular basis. Don’t forget to vacuum beneath each seat cushion.
Be sure to clean all loose covers at the same time to prevent any variations in colour.
We recommend that you have fixed-cover fabric sofas and chairs professionally cleaned at least once a year.
All dry cleanable materials have to meet British Standards BS 1006 for colour fastness. But because regular dry cleaning inevitably results in slight colour variations, it’s best to have similar items – all cushions from a sofa, for example – cleaned at the same time.
For maximum comfort and to keep your upholstery looking great, plump and straighten back and seat cushions daily and rotate where possible to ensure even wear. You’ll find more about this in the Seat and Back Cushions section of this guide.
Certain fabrics will show wear on areas of more use and colours may fade or discolour with direct exposure to prolonged periods of sunlight. Be sure to follow the care instructions supplied with your new furniture.