Leather furniture is one of the most elegant types of furniture that you can own. Leather is pleasant to have in any style of home, and will bring a new light to any room it is placed in.
Leather is also a type of material that is easily maintained. Caring for your furniture is easily overlooked, but in order to hold the value of your leather, you should follow a few simple tasks in order to keep your leather looking, feeling, and even smelling new. You should also know of the different styles of leather finishes before you purchase your leather furniture.
• Always follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions and only use products they recommend.
• Plump and turn cushions daily. Over time some fillings, including fibre, will lose up to 20% of their original volume through normal wear and tear. Daily plumping will help make them last longer.
• Use the upholstery or drape attachment to vacuum your furniture weekly and reduce the abrasive effect of dust and crumbs.
Leather care and cleaning
Fine leather is soft and luxurious, making it an ideal choice for furniture. With the right care, leather improves with age, providing many years of enjoyable use. Even the best leather, however, is subject to damage. That’s why Focus On Furniture can offer leather care protection, a total care and maintenance system for your leather, speak to our stores about our protection program.
Different types of leather (see below) require different care & maintenance products. If you are uncertain about the type of leather you have, check with your Focus On Furniture sales staff or contact the store where you purchased the item. As a rule of thumb, pretest all of the care products in a hidden area to make sure they are compatible with the leather.
To maintain the rich, natural look of your leather furniture, we offer the following general recommendations:
• Avoid using or placing sharp objects on leather goods. Leather is very durable, but not accident or damage proof.
• Place furniture a minimum of 2 feet from radiators & other heat sources.
• Protect your leather furniture from direct and even indirect sunlight. Some leathers, such as full and semi-aniline, will fade over time.
• Avoid air pollution such as cigar or cigarette smoke and cooking fumes, which can cause leather to fade or change color.
• Keep leather free from dust by dusting with a cloth, preferably once a week.
• Clean leather with leather cleaner, preferably once a month if the furniture is used daily. Minimally, this needs to be done four times a year. Don’t rub! Sponge gently until all grime and stains are absorbed.
• Treat leather with leather protector/conditioner after each cleaning, to retain its softness and attractive appearance.
• Blot spills up immediately. Use leather cleaner to remove the spill. Please note: Many common household cleaning products can cause severe damage and costly repairs, and improper cleaning may void warranties etc.
*Whilst we happily offer product care and advice, the final outcome is the sole responsibility of the owner. Focus On Furniture will not accept any responsibility for the outcome of any advice followed by these guidelines and subsequent result.