Kvadrat’ s guide on how to clean upholstery

Our upholstery textiles are made to last. Regular cleaning is crucial for maintaining their integrity, keeping dust and dirt at bay, and preserving fire-retardant properties. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into how to clean upholstery to keep our textiles looking fresh and vibrant.

Regular upholstery cleaning

  • Vacuum clean upholstery
    Start by using a vacuum cleaner to remove loose debris and dirt. Choose an appropriate mouthpiece for different fabric types, paying close attention to crevices and seams.
  • Check the fabric
    Different fabrics have unique cleaning requirements. Refer to our care and maintenance guide before proceeding with any cleaning method.
  • Upholstery spot test
    Regardless of the cleaning method needed, before applying any cleaning solution, conduct a spot test in an inconspicuous area to check for adverse reactions.
  • Choose the right cleaning agent for upholstery
    There are various cleaning solutions available but recommend to never use concentrated detergents, bleach, ammonia or soap intended for hard surfaces.
  • Stain removal
    Act quickly to prevent stains from setting. Blot liquids, gently scrape off hardened stains, and use warm water or sparkling water for effective stain removal.

  • Rinse and dry
    Thoroughly rinse the upholstery to remove any cleaning residue. Air dry completely before using the furniture again.

  • Protect and maintain
    Consider applying a fabric protector after cleaning to repel future stains. Regular vacuuming and spot cleaning can extend the life of your upholstery.

Extraction cleaning

Regular cleaning may not suffice for deep cleaning needs. Extraction cleaning, or carbonated cleaning, is ideal for intensive cleaning when necessary. Use pH-neutral carbon dioxide solutions and ensure proper drying before use.

Implementing these steps and suggestions on how to clean upholstery, ensures that Kvadrat textiles not only enhance furniture aesthetics but also prolong its lifespan. Follow our guidelines and stain removal tips to keep your upholstery pristine for years to come.