Caring for your sofa

1. Regular Dusting

It's crucial to periodically dust your sofa using a clean, dry, non-abrasive white cloth. This helps remove surface dust, dirt, and debris that can accumulate over time and detract from the sofa's appearance. By dusting regularly, you prevent particles from embedding into the upholstery and keep it looking fresh.

2. Handling Dry Dirt

In addition to dusting, be mindful of how you handle dry dirt on your sofa. Use a brush with soft bristles or a soft damp cloth to delicately brush away any dry dirt. Avoid using harsh brushes or abrasive materials that can scratch or damage the upholstery. This gentle approach helps maintain the fabric or leather's integrity while keeping it clean.

3. Dealing with stains

Stains are inevitable on furniture, especially in households with children or pets. When dealing with stains caused by beverages like soft drinks, coffee, tea, or food items like chocolate, oil, or cosmetics, it's essential to act promptly. Immediately blot the stain with absorbent cloth or paper to soak up excess liquid. Then, use a soft wet cloth and the specific cleaner recommended for your sofa's material. For instance, leather sofas may require a specialized product like Natuzzi Cleaner to effectively remove stains without damaging the leather.

4. Avoid Direct Sunlight

Exposure to direct sunlight can be detrimental to your sofa's longevity and appearance. Prolonged sunlight exposure can cause colors to fade, leather to dry out and crack, and fabrics to weaken. Therefore, it's important to position your sofa away from direct sunlight or use window treatments to minimize UV exposure. Similarly, avoid using a hairdryer to dry wet spots on the sofa, as the heat can damage the upholstery.

5. test before cleaning

Before using any cleaning product or method on your sofa, it's crucial to perform a spot test on a hidden area. This ensures that the cleaning solution or technique doesn't alter the color, texture, or structure of the fabric or leather. Different materials may react differently to cleaning agents, so a small test area helps you assess the impact before applying it to the entire sofa. By being cautious and testing first, you can preserve the beauty and integrity of your sofa for years to come.

extra protection

At Designer Sofas we’re not only partnered with the best brands for furniture but also the best in Furniture Care, Guardsman.

Along with our 10 Year Guarantee on Frames and Structure of our products we’re also able to offer you additional furniture care and cover.

Founded in 1915 Guardsman believe you should be able to choose the furniture you want so you can enjoy it without worrying about accidents and damage.

That’s why they’ve developed Furniture Protection Plans to give you total peace of mind, Professional grade furniture care products to help you keep your home looking its best and Flexible repair services to enable you to hold on to your loved furniture pieces.

When purchasing your new Sofa, Dining Table or Bed we’ll provide you with product specific care advise and can also introduce you to Guardsman’s product care kits and 5 Year Care Plans.

A Furniture Protection Plan is essentially 'no excess' furniture insurance. It covers you for life’s little accidents, so you can enjoy your furniture with total peace of mind.

Furniture Protection Plans from Designer Sofas aren’t limited to sofas and chairs. Our plans extend to beds, bedroom and dining furniture, so you can truly enjoy total peace of mind for every room”.