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Fabric Care at La-Z-Boy

Welcome to our Furniture Fabric Care Page! Enhance the life and allure of your furniture by mastering the art of fabric care. From quick cleaning tips to in-depth maintenance advice, we've got you covered.



Fabric maintenance

Upholstery Care & Maintenance

To ward off general soiling, it's advisable to regularly vacuum or lightly brush your upholstery with a nonmetallic, stiff bristle brush to eliminate dust and grime. When facing an overall soiled condition, consider engaging a professional furniture cleaning service for optimal results.

Where to Find Fabric's Cleaning Code?

Ensuring successful fabric cleaning involves identifying the fabric type and referring to the recommended cleaning code, typically found on the furniture's attached tag.

Cleaning Codes

Cleaning Code Instructions

Cleaning Guidelines for Code W.

For spot cleaning, use only water-based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. Always pretest a small, inconspicuous area first and avoid saturating the fabric. Clean spots or stains from the outside towards the middle to prevent circling. In case of spills, blot immediately to remove spilled material. For pile fabrics, consider brushing with a nonmetallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance.

Avoid using solvents for spot cleaning, and refrain from hot water extraction or steam cleaning. It's not recommended to remove and launder cushion covers.

Cleaning Guidelines for Code S:

Spot clean with a water-free dry cleaning solvent. Pretest a small area, avoid saturation, and clean from the outside in. For spills, blot immediately. Pile fabrics may need brushing for appearance. Do not use water, and avoid removing and dry cleaning cushion covers.

Cleaning Guidelines for Code X:

Avoid foam or liquid cleaners. Instead, lightly vacuum or brush to remove soil.


Water and Oil Based Stains

Cleaning Guidelines for W-S Code

Water-Based Stains. Water-based stains include ketchup, mustard, wine, soft drinks and most food stains.

Lightly blot the area to remove excess liquid compounds. This may be done with a paper towel or a light cotton terrycloth. Using neutral soap and water, gently rub the soiled area from side to center to avoid a halo effect.
Rinse thoroughly with plain water to remove excess soap.

The area may then be blotted with a clean towel, rubbing in a gentle circular motion to maintain the suede surface or dried by using a hair dryer to quickly complete the drying process. Buff or vacuum afterwards to maintain the suede look and feel.

Oil-Based Stains. Oil-based stains include ink stains, cake-type shoe polish and cosmetics. In most cases, these stains may be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution, as with water-based stains, if the area is only lightly soiled. Examples of this would be a light pen mark or light shoe polish on the bottom of a recliner.

For heavier stains, a solvent compound may be necessary. If so, any over-the-counter compound, such as K2r upholstery cleaner or other nonbleaching household cleaners, may be used. Always spot-clean an inconspicuous area first with the cleaner to make sure the fabric will not be damaged. Always follow instructions on the label of the cleaner.

Lightly clean the area with neutral soap and water to remove any excess cleaner. Dry and buff as in steps for water-based stains.

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