Recommended Fabric Care:
To care for fine upholstered furniture, it should include regular dusting with a vacuum cleaner. When complete overall cleaning is needed, we recommend that this be performed only by a professional cleaner. If you would like for us to recommend* a professional that we use, please contact our customer service department.
Upon request, fabrics can be treated with a soil-resistant finish at the time your order is placed. Manufacturer cleaning recommendations vary by fabric type. Your Sheffield interior designer can provide this information at the time the item is purchased.
CODE W: To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, using the foam only from a water-based cleaning agent such as a mild detergent or non-solvent upholstery shampoo product. Apply foam with a soft brush in a circular motion. Vacuum your upholstery only when dry. Pre-test a small area before proceeding. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.
CODE S: To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, using a mild water-free solvent or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well-ventilated room and AVOID any product containing Carbon Tetrachloride, which is highly toxic. Pre-test a small area before proceeding. Cleaning by a professional furniture service is recommended.
CODE S-W: To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean, with a mild solvent, an upholstery shampoo or the foam from a mild detergent. When using a solvent or dry cleaning product, follow instructions carefully and clean only in a well-ventilated room. AVOID any product containing Carbon Tetrachloride, which is highly toxic, with either method. Pre-test a small area before proceeding. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.
CODE X: Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust or grime. Water-based foam cleaners or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, staining, or distortion of the surface pile and, therefore, should not be used.
Seat and back cushions should be rotated and plumped monthly to insure the greatest longevity. Without regular rotation and plumping the life of the cushion will be shortened.
CARE AND CLEANING CODES: Leather is one of the easiest of all upholstery materials to care for. It requires a minimum of attention and grows more beautiful with age. Many different types of leather finishes and presentations are available to the consumer. Proper cleaning and maintenance will vary from pattern to pattern depending on the type of materials used to produce the final exposed leather surface.
Leather finishes in recent years have changed due to environmental concerns and requirements, and should be considered when selecting a cleaning material or technique. These changes and many specialized finishes have brought about the development of "after market" leather treatments, cleaners, conditioners and creams to be used as supplements to the initial conditioning which leathers receive at the tanneries and finishing houses. Sheffield does not recommend the use of any "after market" preparation due to the many different types of finishes available. Upholstery leathers come to the marketplace from worldwide sources. If you are unsure of the proper cleaning or maintenance procedures to use, please ask our customer service department to check with the furniture manufacturer for recommendations before you proceed. Never use leather/vinyl protectants, furniture polish, oil soap, saddle soap, abrasive or any other type of harsh cleaners as they will damage the leather surface beyond correction. We also do not recommend any type of glass or all-purpose accelerated cleaner. Be very careful when cleaning or dusting furniture adjacent to your leather upholstery to ensure no overspray or excess cleaner gets onto the leather surface. It is best to spray your dusting cloth and clean than to spray the table or wall allowing the overspray to land on the upholstery leather. Do not dust or wipe down your leather upholstery with the same cloth you use to dust your other furniture.