Product Care

Caring for your Occasional Chair.

Proper care and maintenance will prolong the life of your occasional chair. Here are a few simple instructions:

  • Try to avoid the three biggest dangers for upholstery; pets (get them their own seating), food (snacks have a habit of getting everywhere) and drink (don't perch a glass of wine on the arm of your chair!).
  • Lightly vacuum upholstery once a week, less frequently for feather filled cushions. Dust removal may be improved by pre-brushing with a soft brush. Accumulated dirt will accelerate wear and dull colours.

  • Regularly turn and interchange the positions of reversible cushions on constantly used upholstery. This will prevent excessive soiling and uneven wear.

  • For leather wipe the surface with a damp lint free cloth, using a mild soap solution when necessary as a last resort. Take care not to soak the leather.

  • Zips at the back of cushion covers are there to aid the manufacturing process and do not necessarily mean that the cover is removable for cleaning purposes.

  • Smooth out creases in fabric to prevent them becoming permanent and causing early wear.

  • Avoid exposing furniture to direct sunlight and/or heat whether direct or indirect for long periods of time as this may result in fading or degradation. Protect the furniture by drawing curtains and blinds wherever possible.

  • Avoid repetitious wear on small areas of the fabric, such as arms and front edges of cushions.

  • Trim loose threads, don't pull them.

  • Don't put pressure on unsupported panels of upholstery (e.g. outside arms and backs) and don't sit on the arms.

  • If accidental spillage or damage occurs, take immediate action to soak up and absorb any liquids. Try not to rub the soiling further into the fabric. Liquid spills are best dealt with before they are allowed to dry out. Speak to a professional upholstery cleaner and tell them the fabric composition and what has been spilt.

  • We do not recommend home cleaning unless conducted by a professional with appropriate equipment and experience.

  • Ensure your furniture is professionally cleaned regularly. It is best not to clean only part of your furniture because this may cause/reveal colour or texture changes between cleaned and uncleaned areas. The effectiveness of the specialist cleaning will depend upon the degree of soiling so it is advisable to have this done before dirt becomes too deeply embedded in the fabric. We would recommend at least every 12 to 18 months.

  • Avoid snagging the fabric - pet's claws, jewellery, buckles, zips/studs etc. are all potential hazards.

If you need help cleaning and help finding a professional cleaner we suggest you contact the National Carpet Cleaners Association.