Sofas aren’t impulse purchases. Owning a sofa is a commitment, on the part of both the manufacturer and the buyer. We, the manufacturer, promise you a sofa that will stay with you for years. You commit to the fact that this piece will probably be in your home for years. If we both walk into the deal with those expectations, everything should go great.
While it’s our end of the deal to craft high quality furnishings that stay elegant for years on end, you can take part in that side of the bargain too. Read on for a few tips on precautions you can take to keep your furniture looking good as new.
First off, set some ground rules. No shoes, no pets, no roughhousing…if you’re worried about the longevity of your sofa, limit what gets on it or happens on it.
Keep sofas out of direct sunlight and away from heat. Both of these can wear out a sofa long before it’s due.
Reduce the level of airborne pollutants in your home. Minimize greasy cooking fumes, bug spray, and other harmful contaminants in your home. Prohibit cigarette smoke near your sofa as well, since this will not only wear it out but also leave an unpleasant odor.
Turn the cushions. Try to do this monthly to spread out the wear.
Place covers over armrests or any other part of the sofa that constantly comes into contact with human skin. The oils in skin and hair could damage your sofa.
Is there anything you do to prolong your sofa’s life that we didn’t mention? Please don’t keep it a secret! Let us know.
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