Upholstery Furniture Information

Sofa has been fabricated from solid wood frames assembled together to achieve the maximum strength and desired design. Frame constructions have been rigorously tested to simulate the home and transportation environments for improved durability.

Seating area has been fabricated by Polyurethane foam with recommended IFD value (Indentation Force Deflection) in seat to achieve the best comfort level.

Backing and arm rest has been filled with non-conjugated Polly fill to give the best comfort however this may sag during transport or over the period of usage that not been as defect and can be reform the shape by manual movement of poly fill.

At some area you may find some folds of fabric or leather and this comes under design aspects and not being seen as defect.

Material Information

PU Leather

Polyurethane, or PU, coated leather is split hide leather that is bonded and covered with a polyurethane coat, and then embossed with grain patterns to simulate the appearance of top grain leather. PU is also known as bicast leather and split hide leather.

PVC Leather

PVC leather, also known as polyvinyl chloride, is an original type of imitation leather that is produced by substituting the hydrogen group with a chloride group in the vinyl groups. The result of this replacement is then blended with some other chemicals to create a durable plastic that is also easy to maintain.

Genuine Leather

Genuine Leather is material created by tanning hides of animals. However the reason it is called "Genuine Leather" is because it is not "Synthetic Leather" which is not made of tanned hide. The difference is that "Genuine Leather" is more expensive because it is harder to make.

How can you distinguish leather from vinyl?

A simple way to distinguish leather from vinyl is to inspect the grain of the material; vinyl has a distinguishable grain pattern, while the grain in leather has no discernible pattern. Vinyl contains a pattern because it is manufactured. The hide of an animal is never the same, making it impossible for leather to have a pattern.

Sofa Care Instruction

Synthetic Leather Upholstery

Dust off light dirt/particles and wipe with a clean, damp cloth. You may use a mild soap but be sure to wipe thoroughly after rinsing the soap water. Allow to dry. Perspiration, grime, body oil, hair cream or gel will damage the leather if not removed often

Removing Stain

Synthetic leather is quite water resistant and coffee or tea spillage will not stain unless left to soak for a long time. Many stains can be removed by a mild soap solution applied with gentle rubbing. After general cleaning, rub over stain gently with cloth dampened with soap water. Do not use detergent or aerosol. Wipe with acloth dampened with clean water. Allow to dry before polishing with a soft dry cloth.

Care for Fabric Upholstery

Do's

  • For fabric chairs the fabric should be vacuum cleaned atleast once a week
  • Removing Stain: For removing stains of ink, cosmetics, shoe polish, oil and grease, dampen the stain with warm water and rub gently with a neutral soap. Rinse thoroughly and after drying, brush the fabric with a soft brush.
  • Promptly treat spots and stains. An international Fabric are study confirmed the detrimental effects of allowing stains to age, when they could have been successfully removed, if treated immediately. After one week, 20% of stains could not be removed. After 3 weeks, 50% of stains could not be removed. If a stain has oxidized, or totally hardened, it forms an insoluble product that cannot be removed.
  • It is advisable to pre-test any cleaning solution on your sofa upholstery for colour loss and fabric compatibility. The pre-test can be done on the rear / invisible part of the sofa.

Dont's

  • Protect from the sun. Ultraviolet light can cause deterioration.
  • Keep pets off the furniture. Pet's body oils rub off and are very difficult to remove
  • It is important that one carefully protects the upholstery of the chair against sharp objects or objects with sharp edges to prevent tearing of the upholstery.
  • Avoid using abrasive cleaning agents like nitro based thinners, acetone, nail varnish remover as these can damage the surface.
  • Do not stand or sit on the sofa backrest and armrest as this will damage the sofa. This usually happens when someone is trying to access heights in the house (for cleaning the ceiling, retrieving an object stored at a height etc.) and uses the sofa as the means.
  • Also avoid standing on your sofa to ensure durability and stability