HOW TO MAINTAIN THE LOOK AND QUALITY OF YOUR FURNITURE
MAINTAIN YOUR FURNITURE
HOW TO MAINTAIN THE LOOK AND QUALITY OF YOUR FURNITURE
MAINTAIN YOUR FURNITURE

5 Simple Tips for Easy Upkeep

Quality furniture can last a really long time when properly cared for. However, furniture maintenance is not a one-size-fits-all concept. Much of how you clean and maintain your upholstered sofa depends on the type of fabric used and how it was applied. For example, performance fabrics generally require less maintenance than non-performance ones. Basically, the key is to make sure you know what kind of fabric your sofa is made of and that you check with your furniture store or manufacturer before doing anything you are unsure of, such as machine washing. In this article, we will touch on the furniture maintenance basics to keep your upholstery looking its best for years to come. 

1. Use performance fabrics such as Revolution by STI.


This tip is more of a preventative measure to upholstery upkeep because we just know how much easier it is to clean stains off of your sofa when the fabric is naturally stain resistant. 


Bonus Tip: Almost all of Templeís solid fabrics are performance, so you donít have to feel limited in your selections. 

1. Use performance fabrics such as Revolution by STI.


This tip is more of a preventative measure to upholstery upkeep because we just know how much easier it is to clean stains off of your sofa when the fabric is naturally stain resistant. 


Bonus Tip: Almost all of Templeís solid fabrics are performance, so you donít have to feel limited in your selections. 

2. Use slipcovers.


Slipcovers can be a lifesaver when it comes to furniture maintenance. Simply slip off the covers and wash as needed. Also, this is a great way to change the look of your sofa since you can alternate slipcover fabric colors. 

2. Use slipcovers.


Slipcovers can be a lifesaver when it comes to furniture maintenance. Simply slip off the covers and wash as needed. Also, this is a great way to change the look of your sofa since you can alternate slipcover fabric colors. 

3. Rotate cushions periodically.


Aside from stains, dust, and possible pet hair, you also need to consider the sagging and wrinkling that can affect the look of your sofa over time. To mitigate this, simply rotate your cushions occasionally for more even usage.

 

Bonus Tip: Purchasing loose back cushions instead of attached allows you to rotate your back cushions as well. 

3. Rotate cushions periodically.


Aside from stains, dust, and possible pet hair, you also need to consider the sagging and wrinkling that can affect the look of your sofa over time. To mitigate this, simply rotate your cushions occasionally for more even usage.

 

Bonus Tip: Purchasing loose back cushions instead of attached allows you to rotate your back cushions as well. 

4. Machine wash cushion casings if possible.


If your upholstery is Revolution Washable, you can toss those cushion casings right into the washing machine. You will want to avoid heat when washing cushion covers, so use a cold water wash cycle and a low heat dryer setting. It is also recommended to use clear detergent rather than dyed to avoid unwanted color stains.


Bonus Tip: Inserting cushion cores back into their casings is easier when the casings are slightly damp. Once inserted, just allow them to air dry on the sofa.

4. Machine wash cushion casings if possible.


If your upholstery is Revolution Washable, you can toss those cushion casings right into the washing machine. You will want to avoid heat when washing cushion covers, so use a cold water wash cycle and a low heat dryer setting. It is also recommended to use clear detergent rather than dyed to avoid unwanted color stains.


Bonus Tip: Inserting cushion cores back into their casings is easier when the casings are slightly damp. Once inserted, just allow them to air dry on the sofa.

5. Avoid placing furniture in direct sunlight.


Furniture placed in direct sunlight can be subject so some serious fading over time. Unless you have a sun resistant fabric such as Sunbrella, we recommend keeping your sofas and chairs out of harsh sunlight as much as possible.

 


5. Avoid placing furniture in direct sunlight.


Furniture placed in direct sunlight can be subject so some serious fading over time. Unless you have a sun resistant fabric such as Sunbrella, we recommend keeping your sofas and chairs out of harsh sunlight as much as possible.

 


~THE TAKEAWAY~

 

When it comes to furniture upkeep, sometimes the best defense is a good offense. We highly recommend using performance fabrics to keep stains at bay in the first place. Then, check with your furniture store or manufacturer to ensure that you are properly cleaning your upholstery. Slipcovers, cushion rotation, and avoiding sunlight are great ways to keep your upholstered furniture looking new for a long time. Being able to machine wash your cushion casings is also a huge plus. We hope you have found this article informative, and we wish you the best in keeping your furniture looking fabulous!