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.
Aniline leather is natural looking and will feature
more noticeable marks, barbed wire scars, scratches, brands and
wrinkles. The uniqueness of this leather will work for you if you
are looking for a piece of furniture that is distinctive when
looking at other furniture. Aniline leather should be cleaned with
a soft cloth and vacuumed with a soft brush extension. You should
also rub the leather down with a cleaning solution to preserve the
quality of the leather.
Aniline Plus Leather
Pigmented or aniline-plus leather is another form
of leather that is treated to ensure that there will be a smoother
color and fewer scratches, marks and branding. This leather has
also been treated to help the resistance of stains. Unlike Aniline
leather, this is the most common form of leather you will find in
department stores and furniture stores. You can also clean this
form of leather in the same manner you would the Aniline leather;
simply dust with a soft cloth and vacuum with a soft brush
Nubuck leather has been buffed to feel like velvet
or suede. This is a form of leather that will have more noticeable
range marks, and is more likely to stain and fade than the two
other forms of leather. Using a product such as Leather Master
Nubuck cleaner and protection which will help the leather resist
natural body oils, liquid spills, perspiration and maintain the
velvet/suede texture. This form of leather is harder to keep clean
than the other two forms of leather due to the texture not being
smooth like Pigmented and Aniline leather.
No cleaning will remove every stain, fading or wear. However, you
will be able to maintain your leather furniture longer by removing
spills immediately, dusting regularly and using care and cleaning
products designed for leather furniture.
Your Furniture Clean
Tips For Prolonging The Beauty Of Your Upholstery
You just bought
furniture for the living room, so how do you maintain its fresh
To keep your furniture clean, itís necessary to conduct routine
maintenance, including periodic cleaning by a certified technician
every 12 to 24 months. Furniture and fabric manufacturers
recommend that consumers not wait until sever soiling occurs
before cleaning because the greater the soiling, the less the
likelihood of restoring the fabric's original colour, appearance,
and texture, and the greater adverse effect on indoor
Regular cleaning by a trained, certified professional can help
restore your upholstery's appearance, extend its life, and keeping
it looking "like new". In addition, certified
professionals can offer simple suggestions to maintain a clean and
healthy environment. These tips often include:
Control soil by using arm caps and rotating seat cushions
frequently to prolong life and appearance of areas prone to wear
Remove dry soil by vacuuming and, depending on the fabric,
brushing to remove dust and soil particles.
Increased cleaning may be required when fabric is subjected to
heavy use, or when it is located in homes occupied with persons
with allergies or respiratory sensitivity.