ÜP Care

ÜP Care

CARING FOR YOUR ÜP FURNITURE

Here at up we truly understand what it takes to handcraft a sofa from frame to finish.

Your sofa will be one of the most used pieces of furniture you have in your home so taking care of it and giving it as much love and care as we have since the beginning is something that is important to us.

We want your whole family to enjoy your sofa at all times, whilst keeping it looking as wonderful as possible for as long as possible. With this in mind we have a few hints and tips on how to love and care for your sofa so that you can enjoy it for years to come.

Cushion Plumping

Over time cushions will lose their plumpness, especially if you have a favourite comfortable spot, which let’s face it we all do. All cushions whether foam, fibre or feather filled should be plumped regularly. To maintain their comfort give them a firm plump from the outside edges and where possible cushions should be turned regularly to prolong the life of both filing and fabric.

Frames

Our high-quality hardwood FSB beech frames are handcrafted in our frame shop and are assembled using screw and dowel construction. They come with a 30 year guarantee. Please visit our website www.up-sofas.co.uk for full terms and conditions.

Legs

It is also a good idea to give the legs of your sofa a clean occasionally. Use a damp cloth and warm water to wipe off any dust or dirt. We do not recommend using any detergent, but you may wish to polish them occasionally with a natural wax.

Location

All of our fabrics are tested to commercial level standard however all fabrics will fade over time, it’s part of the natural aging process. Where possible we would advise you to try not to place upholstery in your home where it might receive prolonged exposure to sunlight, as this can cause the fabric to fade prematurely.

Cleaning your fabric sofa

You should give your sofa a clean regularly to avoid a build-up of dirt and dust. Use a vacuum cleaner or a soft brush. If your sofa is in need of a deep clean, we recommend that you seek out a professional cleaning company rather than trying to do it yourself. It may be possible to wash or dry clean loose covers in accordance with the cleaning guidance that is sewn into the care label of your sofa.

Sofa Spills

It is inevitable that a spillage of some sort might happen. We would recommend that where possible you attend to any spillage as soon as possible to avoid damage. Soak up any liquid with a dry cloth or paper towel and blot up the surface liquid. If you have spilt something that has left a stain, it’s always best to ask for professional help when cleaning.

Velvet sofa care

One of the main features of velvet is its pile, depending on the way it moves it can change the appearance of the fabric and it will catch light in different directions. This is the nature of the fabric and is part of its beauty. As a result, it is not unusual for velvet to appear “crushed” when new. This can easily be resolved by brushing with a clothes brush to fluff the pile. Please do not worry this is part of the natural aging process and will not affect the durability or splendour of the product. More tips for maintaining velvet:

1. Always brush velvet in the direction of the pile.

2. Turn cushions regularly and gently brush.

3. Soak up liquids immediately by blotting with a dry cloth, this will help prevent water marks that cannot be removed, do not use detergent and do not rub or put pressure on the affected area – you might push in the stain deeper. Please dry clean only.

Leather

Leather is incredibly durable and can last a lifetime with minimal care. We thought we would share a few handy hints and tips to keep your sofa looking as wonderful as possible.

1. Keep the surface free of dust and grit by wiping with a lint free cloth. Be careful never to soak the leather and never use detergent.

2. If the leather becomes more severely soiled, we recommend you consult a specialist leather upholstery cleaner.

An easy transformation

With a few tweaks it is easy to create a new look and give your sofa a new lease of life. Here at up we have lots of other products in our range. A scatter cushion can add huge comfort and delight to your sofa, a very easy way to add a pop of colour or texture to your look, we have a selection of sizes and fabrics to choose from. Our loose covers can help to keep your furniture looking fresh and beautiful for years to come, it is a very cost-effective and simple way to update your look, whether you want to go with the seasons or if you simply just fancy a change. You could get cosy on one of our comfy corduroys in the winter and relax in the summer sun on one of our cool fresh linens. Another favourite of ours is to add one of our footstools to your look. Designed to accompany or create any arrangement you can envisage, turning a sofa into a corner or making the perfect extra seat for loved ones.

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