Leather furniture has been considered a sign of luxury and quality for a long time and it is finding its way into many homes. More families purchase leather furniture based on the simple fact that leather lasts longer and is more durable than fabric. When properly cared for, leather furniture can last up to two decades longer than upholstery. Many people who own leather furniture often wonder what are some things that they can do to keep their leather furniture looking brand new. We have the answers for you!
- Read and follow your leather furniture’s care and cleaning instructions on the manufacturer’s label, which is often attached to the seat deck under the cushions or sewn to a cushion. Unsealed leather should be vacuumed regularly and wiped with a clean, damp cloth. Spills must be blotted immediately with a soft, dry cloth. Sealed leather furniture should be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution. Afterwards, dry the leather with a soft, clean cloth.
- Never use a cleaning solution not recommended by the manufacturer. Purchase leather care products to properly clean your leather and preserve your warranty protection.
- Do not place your beautiful leather furniture in direct sunlight or within two feet of a heat source such as a fireplace, register or portable heater. Direct heat sources can cause your leather furniture to dry out, crack or stiffen. Cover windows with blinds or shades and rearrange your furniture regularly to prevent fading.