Upholstery care guide

Upholstery care guide

Major cleaning of fabric must be conducted by an upholstery specialist

A multitude of fabrics consisting of different materials, fibres and constructions make up the Furmanac swatches. As a result of this it is difficult to provide generalised cleaning instructions, therefore it is recommended that any major cleaning is conducted by an upholstery specialist.

Ensure any removable covers are professional dry cleaned 

None of the removable covers offered by Furmanac are suitable for home washing, these must be professionally dry cleaned.

Minor stains

For cleaning any minor stains, it is recommended that any chemicals are pre-tested in an inconspicuous area of the product. After cleaning the test area please check the compatibility of the fabrics used, specifically monitoring if any colours have faded or any shrinkage has occurred.

Spillages 

In the event of a spillage the surface must first be blotted dry with an absorbent colour fast cloth or plain kitchen roll. Avoid using coloured towels or printed paper towels as they may transfer dye or ink to the upholstery. DO NOT apply excessive pressure / rub the spillage as this could permanently damage the fabric. Please note fabrics with a high cotton content are at risk of becoming lighter after spot cleaning. For any questions regarding cleaning spillages please consult an upholstery specialist.

Third Party Treatments 

Furmanac will not accept liability for upholstery problems caused by any third parties when applying fabric protection. Any treatments should be pre- tested on an inconspicuous area to ensure compatibility to ensure compatibility.

Fabric Fading 

To reduce fabric fading avoid letting direct sunlight on textiles. Control the light with shades, blinds or curtains.

Pile Crush 

All pile fabrics, including Chenilles, are subject to a certain degree of shading or ‘pile crush’ with frequent use. This is not a fabric fault, nor will it detract from the wearing properties of the material. The effect of ‘pile crush’ can be minimised (but not eliminated) by using a soft brush and lightly brushing the pile in a different direction over areas that show signs of wear.

Your guarantee does not cover the general wear and tear of fabrics. Any claims for upholstery faults outside the realms of general wear and tear must ensure that the following guidelines have been adhered to. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the guarantee becoming invalid.