Sofas and Sectionals
Sofas and Sectionals

Proper Upholstery Care

Proper upholstery care will extend the life of your furniture

Tip #1

What fabric type is most durable?

Look for heavy duty wearability, 100% Polyester, and a W cleaning code.

Tip #2

Protected Leather is best for families

If you have pets and kids ask for protected leather - it lasts longer.

Tip #3

Baby wipes help clean upholstery

There isn't too much soap and water but enough to get the stains out.

Most Common Cleaning Codes

Have you ever wondered what all the cleaning codes mean?

There are quite a few of them, and if you don't know them, do not worry.

Here are the most common cleaning codes for all upholstery fabrics along with detailed descriptions.


Water Based Cleaning Agent

Clean wth a water-based product such as a little foam from mild detergent or non solvent upholstery shampoo. Use as little foam and water as possible to do the job; you don't want to get the upholstery too wet.



Clean with a mild water-free drycleaning solvent. Use just a little and make sure you have plenty of ventilation. Don't put any water on it.


Water based cleaning agent or Solvent

Depending on the stain, you can use a drycleaning solvent, the foam of a mild detergent, or upholstery shampoo.


Don't Clean it Yourself

Hire a professional. You can, however, vacuum or brush off surface grime.

Proper Leather Care

Proper leather care will extend the life of your furniture

Keep Your Leather Clean and Cared For

Leather is easy to care for. Just use a conditioner every 6-12 months and wipe up spills as they occur with a clean cloth. Avoid using normal cleaning supplies -- like soaps, detergents, solvents, etc.

Extend the life of your leather

Methods of cleaning
  • Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area first to convince yourself of the results!
  • For minor spots and spills, wipe up any excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use a lightly moistened soft cloth with clean lukewarm water, and let it air dry naturally. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spot occurred.
  • Do not use soap or soak the stain heavily with water. This may cause more damage than the stain itself.
  • Do not use cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, varnish, abrasive cleaners, detergent soaps, or ammonia water.
  • For butter, oil, or grease stains, wipe off excess with a clean dry cloth, and then leave alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather after a short period of time.
  • If the stain persists, it is recommended that a professional leather specialist clean the leather to avoid any potential damage to the leather itself.
  • For minor or slight scratches on the surface, use a chamois or clean fingers to gently buff the scratch. If needed, moisten lightly with distilled water to work scratches out.
  • Remember that leather is a natural product and requires some care to maintain the natural beauty of the hide.