There is more to a fabric choice than colour and design. Many of the fabrics available through King Furniture are made especially for us. Fabrics such as KingCord® and KingSuede® are made to King Furniture’s exacting quality and design standards and are not available anywhere else. These fabrics look amazing, feel wonderful and stand up to the rough-and tumble of regular family life with ease.
All King Furniture covers, whether the finest leather or beautiful fabric, are completely removable for cleaning, care or a change of decor.
- Use KingCare Fabric Cleaner when cleaning spills and marks as general household cleaners will damage fibres and discolour the fabric.
- Always refer to your Fabric Care Label on your furniture before attempting any cleaning.
- Dye can transfer from some clothing such as denim and coloured cords onto your upholstery fabric.
- Prevent velcro & sharp objects such as rings, buckles, studs and pet claws from coming into contact with your furniture as they may cause pulling or tearing of the fabric.
Pilling or balling occurs on any fabric as a natural result of friction when it rubs against other fibres or skin and is not considered a fault. As the fabric surface is rubbed, a single or small group of loose fibres on the surface begins to twist upon itself, forming tiny balls or 'pills'. It is seen more in fabrics that are synthetic, have a looser weave construction or where the fibres have a lower degree of twist. Removal of pilling with a Fabric Pill Remover, which is available at department stores, is safe and does not affect the quality of the fabric. Regular vacuuming and cleaning will remove dirt and grime and any loose fibres which will help prevent pills forming.
Protect fabrics from direct sunlight as this can result in fading and also cause the fibres to become brittle and weaken, resulting in holes in the fabric.
- Fumes from open fires, gas fires, stoves and similar will produce a sulphur compound which when combined with humidity and oxygen in the air produce a mild sulphuric acid. Furnishing fabric can absorb these fumes and this can contribute to discolouration and deterioration of the fabric.
- Steam cleaning & spot cleaning, if not performed correctly may leave water marks and cause cellulosic browning.
- Pet’s body oils can transfer to fabrics when they are sitting on or rubbing against the fabric.
Chlorine is a bleach and will damage fibres. Swimming costumes, can leave a water mark on the fabric, and can contribute to bleaching, mould growth and dye transfer.
Velvet and Pile fabrics
Velvet is a luxurious textile created by a complex double weaving process that results in a densely plush nap.
Shading, marking & texturing of the pile are an inherent characteristic of velvet and should not be considered a fault.
For spills use a super-absorbent cloth and soak up the excess liquid. Do not dab or rub the spill, as this will force the liquid deeper into the fibres. Instead, leave the cloth in place until most or all of the liquid has been absorbed. Then air-dry the fabric.
Vacuum any accumulated dust or dirt with a special upholstery attachment for velvet or place a piece of pantyhose over the nozzle. This will also remove any fuzz that has formed on the surface of the fabric.
KingGuard® Gold & KingGuard® Fabric Protection
We recommend you have your upholstered sofa fabric protected with either KingGuard®Gold or KingGuard® Fabric Protection at the production stage. This will extend the life of your fabric by allowing soiling to be more readily released and liquid spills to “bead’ on the surface and become easier to soak up. Protected fabrics with a soil repellent finish still require regular vacuuming and immediate attention in the case of spills or soiling. Refer to the fabric care instructions label on your sofa.