To help keep your furniture looking great for years to come, it is important to know what cleaning method to use on your furniture.
Cleaning upholstery may seem like a daunting task, but we have a handy guide to help keep your purchases looking fresh. Your new leather or fabric upholstery pieces are extremely durable, but keep these protection and care instructions in mind to ensure years of enjoyment. For more information, visit our Furniture Care Guide.
How do I find the cleaning code for my furniture?
Look for a tag or label on your furniture, typically it can be found underneath the cushions or underneath the piece itself. The tag will have information about the furniture including a cleaning code.
What does my furniture’s cleaning code mean?
SW – Spot Clean
Spot clean with upholstery shampoo or upholstery dry cleaning solvents as desired. Pile fabrics may require brushing to restore experience. Do not saturate with liquid. Cushion covers should not be removed for cleaning.
S – Solvent
Spot clean with water-free dry-cleaning solvent. Do not saturate with liquid. Pile fabrics may require brushing to restore appearance. Do not use water or bleach. Cushion covers should not be removed for cleaning.
W – Water Based
Spot clean only with water-based upholstery shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. Pile fabrics may require brushing to restore appearance. Do not saturate. Do not use solvents or bleach to spot clean. Cushion covers should not be removed for cleaning.
X – Vacuum, Light Brushing
Clean only by vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic brush only. Do not clean with water, bleach or solvent based cleaner.