It is inevitable that furniture will see wear and tear. It doesn’t matter if you have kids, pets or live alone – accidents happen. From spilling wine to your cat scratching it, there are a million different things that can mean that you need upholstery Edinburgh. Once you have had your furniture refurbished you may be extra cautious as you don’t want another trip again so soon. Luckily, the good people over at Nu-Rest (an upholstery company with over 60 years’ experience) have given a handy guide of the do’s and don’ts to keep your furniture looking fresh:
Upholstery Edinburgh Care Guide
In order to prolong the life of your sofa after it has been reupholstered you have to make sure that you care for it as much as possible. Rotating cushions as much as possible will ensure that one side isn’t worn down more than the others. You should also be plumping them on a regular basis to keep them looking full of life.
Make sure that you are not machine washing any part of your furniture (such as covers). While this may seem like the quick and easy option, hand washing them will be better in the long run. Any spillages that may occur will need to be cleaned immediately otherwise staining can happen.
Things that need avoiding when it comes to your newly upholstered furniture is direct sunlight, pets and sharp objects.
While caring for your furniture is important so is ensuring that you take steps in order to prevent any damage or harm. Furniture should not come in to contact with any direct heat or air conditioning as this may cause wearing and cracking. Sitting on the arms of a sofa may seem tempting but this can damage the frame in the long run.
If you happen to have a recliner then ensure that you are never forcing it open or closed. Even if it’s stiff you need to be gentle with it. Leaving newspapers on a sofa may also cause some staining so put it down on the table instead!
Looking after Leather
If your reupholstered furniture is made from leather then you will need to take extra care of it. As well as doing all the things listed above there are extra steps to take. Make sure that when you are cleaning that you use manufacturer’s guidelines as this has been tested and will work. If you are vacuuming then make sure that it is on its lowest setting – anything higher can cause instant damage.
If you have any light leather then ensure that you do not sit on it with wet clothing. The dye from your clothes may transfer on to the sofa and cause it to stain.
Upholstery Edinburgh: If wooden flooring is used in the room that the furniture is placed then using protective felt is advised. This will prevent any scratching from happening. Also make sure that if you have a recliner that it has lots of room to operate.