Useful Tips! How to Care for Your Furniture

Here at Nathan Anthony we know how important it is to keep your beautiful new investment looking brand new. As with any item of beauty and quality, upholstered furniture requires care and cleaning to maintain its look and to extend its life. When properly taken care of and maintained, your piece can last a lifetime! Here are some of our tips and tricks to keeping your furniture looking like new.

Break it in

Sabine Sofa

Sabine sofa

After receiving your product, allow a break-in period. Your new Nathan Anthony furniture was just made for you. No less than fifteen hands touched your furniture during the creation process as it made its way through manufacturing. Because our furniture is made of all new materials, please allow these materials to assimilate and fall into place. Cushions may feel firm at first, even down cushions, and will relax after a period of use. This is normal.

Keep out of Direct Sunlight

rocco sectional installment

Rocco sectional

Pick a happy place for your furniture. Keep your furniture out of direct sunlight which will minimize fading or tearing.

Fluff

nathan anthony accent pillow

“Fluff” and “turn” feather and down, trillium and NA comfort fill cushions once a week to keep contents from settling in one place, prevents quills from poking out and to maintain a full and resilient look. You can also open up the cushions to move fabric that travels back into place or smooth insides to fill in corners. This is normal wear and tear.

Tuck

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Egoist sofa

Tight (or attached) cushions will stretch and wrinkle with use. It’s easy to restore the look by smoothing the surface of the fabric and if needed, tuck excess upholstery into the sides and back.

Vacuum

vacuuming

It’s best to vacuum with an upholstery attachment seat cushions, back cushions, arms and backs regularly as dirt and dust can cause fabric to wear and tear faster.

Semi-Annual Cleaning

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Finally, it’s best to schedule a semiannual professional cleaning to keep your furniture looking and performing its best. Professional services may ask for the cleaning code of your fabric. If it’s an NA fabric, you can find the cleaning code on our website or call into the factory for more information.

To better understand how to care for your exact piece, here are our Cleaning Codes:

“W” = Water. Clean with water-based upholstery cleaning products. Dab clean, do not rub.

“S” = Solvent. Clean with water-free, pure cleaning solvents (dry-cleaning). Do not use water-based products.

“SW”= Solvent or Water. Use water-based or pure cleaning solvents. Test small out of sight area first to see which one works better.

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