Avoid positioning your furniture in direct sunlight where it will fade. Do not use detergents or cleaning chemicals, as this could further mark the fabric. Use of the Guardsman care products, following the manufacturer’s instructions, is recommended. A vacuum with an upholstery brush attachment can be used to remove dust and other environmental debris from the upholstery, and under seat cushions (if applicable). Dust/grime can mark the fabric and be harder to clean if left. We do recommend professional dry cleaning only. If the covers are removable, you can take them into the dry cleaners. If not, have the sofa professionally cleaned in place at home.
Try to utilise all seating and rotate the cushions where possible to ensure even wearing at least one a week. If there are cushions that are feather-filled, they will need to be ‘beaten up’ regularly to retain their shape. If the cushions are left for long periods of time without any care they will flatten.
Wearing in a sofa:
If your new sofa looks and feels a little different to the one you saw in store (it may feel a bit firmer and the fabric a bit tighter), that’s because your sofa is brand new and hasn’t had the chance to be worn in by many visitors, like the display model has had the opportunity to receive in store.
Give your sofa time to gradually “wear in” and adapt to your way of life and it will then develop a more casual appearance, each with its own unique character.