A sofa is a key feature of any home. Their versatility means that they can be placed in living rooms, bedrooms, home offices and more, providing comfort to both you and your guests. However, a sofa can be an expensive purchase, and therefore it is essential that you care for it properly, to ensure that it lasts for as long as possible.
To maintain any sofa, it is important to keep it clean. When different people and pets use your sofa, it collects dirt and dust quickly. Therefore, vacuuming your sofa should be a regular part of your cleaning regime. Make sure to remove all cushions and use the nozzle to get deep into those hidden areas, where dirt tends to collect.
How you clean your sofa will also depend on the material it is made from. Leather sofas are easy to wipe clean with a leather cleaner, which will remove any stains or discolouration. Using a leather conditioner from time to time will help keep the leather soft as well. Fabric sofas are a bit more of a challenge to clean. Using a fabric spray with a cloth is the easiest and effective method. For deep stains, consider arranging for a professional to deep clean your sofa.
There are small things that you can do every day to ensure that your sofa is being cared for. Avoid having shoes on the sofa, as this can transfer dirt easily. If you are prone to spilling things, avoid drinking or eating while on the sofa and sit at a table instead. Pets can be a real nightmare when it comes to keeping your sofa looking new, so if you allow pets on your leather sofa, make sure that you regularly trim their nails to avoid any scratch marks.
Be careful where you sit
Many people often sit on their sofa’s arms or backrests when there is no room on the cushions. This can be incredibly damaging for your sofa, as these areas are not designed to support human body weight. Sitting on armrests regularly can cause them to sag, reducing the life of your sofa. Only sit on your sofa cushions and be sure to sit further back to spread your weight evenly and avoid creases.
Reinforced Beds stocks a range of sofas for both residential and commercial settings. Our sofas are strong, durable and we also have sofas for bariatric use. To learn more about our reinforced sofas, get in touch today.