Caring for Upholstery - OKA Europe
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Caring For Upholstery Furniture

OKA furniture is craftsman made with great care and attention to produce distinctive pieces constructed to high standards from carefully selected materials.
Upholstery Sofa.jpg

Fabric Features

  • Delicate fabrics such as velvets have a raised pile and exhibit shading variations, crushing lines and bruising, which create unique features, pile may compress over time in high use areas. Extra care with liquids should be taken as these may mark.

  • Fabrics with a linen and/or cotton content can pill and have fine threads visible. Some display slub characteristic effects and may include occasional seeds and husks.

  • Linen has a natural tendency to crease which enhances its textural appearance, creases will soften as the fabric relaxes in use. Pilling can occasionally occur in early stages of use, which is a feature of such fabrics.

  • Due to the methods of dyeing used with certain fabrics there may be variations in colour and shading, which can occur within the same batch and are quite normal.

Loose Covers

  • Loose covers have an allowance for up to 3% shrinkage (which will vary from fabric to fabric) when cleaned, and may not fit tightly on arrival.

  • Covers will require dressing on arrival, as they are supplied separately to the frame. This may mean that some of the covers are slightly creased, but the creases will drop out naturally with time and use. Regular redressing will be required to keep covers neat and tidy once in use.

Upholstery Bed.jpg

Maintenance & Care

Foam with Fibre Wrap

  • Due to small tolerances in polyurethane foam manufacturing process, hardness of foam may vary from cushion to cushion within the same product or order, the variance may reduce with use over time.

  • Plump cushions firmly on the outside borders occasionally to restore air between the fibres and maintain the shape.

  • Seat covers should be rotated, and redressed regularly to realign the seat edges.

Fibre or Feather

  • After each days use plump cushions firmly on the outside borders to restore air between the fibre or feather, this will maintain the look and comfort, and help prevent fibres or feathers binding or flattening.

  • At least weekly complete the following maintenance; the more often this is carried out the better the filling will perform.

    1. Place the cushion on one of its outside edges and beat the opposite border of the cushion inwards with the flat of your hands. The more vigorously you do this, the better.
    2. Turn the cushion round a quarter turn onto the next side and repeat until all four sides have been beaten.
    3. Finally, give the cushion a shake and replace.
    4. Remove the filling interiors from their covers occasionally to plump them.

All Cushion Fillings

  • Swap reversible cushions around and turn where possible to ensure equal wear.

  • Selected upholstery ranges have cushion covers which are not fully reversible. Non-reversiblefibre filled cushions should have the pad removed from the cover and turned over occasionally.

  • Cushions are likely to have moved during transit and because they need time to settle may cause slight lifting of the back pads. Redressing may be required so they sit correctly, ensure the cushion pads are positioned well back, squarely and flat on the seating platform so backs sit flat to the seat.

  • The feel of the seat will vary dependent on the fabric and size chosen; fabric compositions differ from fabric to fabric which can give a more relaxed or firmer feel to the seat when in use. Larger versions of a range have more cushion surface area for air to escape; so may compact more and feel different to smaller options in the same range.

Sunlight & Environment

  • If upholstery is exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time it will cause the colour and fabric to deteriorate. Use in hot and sunny conservatories is not recommended.

  • At least a 30cm clearance from heat sources such as radiators is advised to prevent colour change or permanent marks occurring.

  • Do not place hot items such as cups, laptops or hot water bottles on the fabric as this may mark.

  • We do not recommend locating products in excessively high or low temperatures, or where the environment is often damp as this may cause product issues.

Upholstery Sofa.jpg

Cleaning Instructions

  • Regular cleaning with a soft brush and/or gently vacuuming helps keep your furniture looking its best as accumulated dust will accelerate the wear of covers.

  • Periodic cleaning of the entire piece is essential to maintain appearance and prevent premature fading and wear as ground in dirt will damage the fabric.

  • All upholstery products should be professionally cleaned in situ unless otherwise stated. We recommend using a reputable specialist upholstery care professional and requesting a colour fastness test is performed and is satisfactory on an inconspicuous area before cleaning commences as OKA cannot take responsibility for third party actions.

  • Remove all spills immediately. Blot liquid spills with a clean, dry, white cloth; work towards the centre of the spill. Do not rub or use abrasive cleaners as this may damage the furniture. Should the piece become stained or suffer other damage we recommend professional help is sought.

  • Wooden components use a lightly damp cloth rinsed in warm water, do not use a detergent. Polish periodically with a natural wax.

 

 

< All Product Care

 

Caring For Upholstery Furniture

OKA furniture is craftsman made with great care and attention to produce distinctive pieces constructed to high standards from carefully selected materials.
Upholstery Sofa.jpg

Fabric Features

  • Delicate fabrics such as velvets have a raised pile and exhibit shading variations, crushing lines and bruising, which create unique features, pile may compress over time in high use areas. Extra care with liquids should be taken as these may mark.

  • Fabrics with a linen and/or cotton content can pill and have fine threads visible. Some display slub characteristic effects and may include occasional seeds and husks.

  • Linen has a natural tendency to crease which enhances its textural appearance, creases will soften as the fabric relaxes in use. Pilling can occasionally occur in early stages of use, which is a feature of such fabrics.

  • Due to the methods of dyeing used with certain fabrics there may be variations in colour and shading, which can occur within the same batch and are quite normal.

Loose Covers

  • Loose covers have an allowance for up to 3% shrinkage (which will vary from fabric to fabric) when cleaned, and may not fit tightly on arrival.

  • Covers will require dressing on arrival, as they are supplied separately to the frame. This may mean that some of the covers are slightly creased, but the creases will drop out naturally with time and use. Regular redressing will be required to keep covers neat and tidy once in use.

Upholstery Bed.jpg

Maintenance & Care

Foam with Fibre Wrap

  • Due to small tolerances in polyurethane foam manufacturing process, hardness of foam may vary from cushion to cushion within the same product or order, the variance may reduce with use over time.

  • Plump cushions firmly on the outside borders occasionally to restore air between the fibres and maintain the shape.

  • Seat covers should be rotated, and redressed regularly to realign the seat edges.

Fibre or Feather

  • After each days use plump cushions firmly on the outside borders to restore air between the fibre or feather, this will maintain the look and comfort, and help prevent fibres or feathers binding or flattening.

  • At least weekly complete the following maintenance; the more often this is carried out the better the filling will perform.

    1. Place the cushion on one of its outside edges and beat the opposite border of the cushion inwards with the flat of your hands. The more vigorously you do this, the better.
    2. Turn the cushion round a quarter turn onto the next side and repeat until all four sides have been beaten.
    3. Finally, give the cushion a shake and replace.
    4. Remove the filling interiors from their covers occasionally to plump them.

All Cushion Fillings

  • Swap reversible cushions around and turn where possible to ensure equal wear.

  • Selected upholstery ranges have cushion covers which are not fully reversible. Non-reversiblefibre filled cushions should have the pad removed from the cover and turned over occasionally.

  • Cushions are likely to have moved during transit and because they need time to settle may cause slight lifting of the back pads. Redressing may be required so they sit correctly, ensure the cushion pads are positioned well back, squarely and flat on the seating platform so backs sit flat to the seat.

  • The feel of the seat will vary dependent on the fabric and size chosen; fabric compositions differ from fabric to fabric which can give a more relaxed or firmer feel to the seat when in use. Larger versions of a range have more cushion surface area for air to escape; so may compact more and feel different to smaller options in the same range.

Sunlight & Environment

  • If upholstery is exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time it will cause the colour and fabric to deteriorate. Use in hot and sunny conservatories is not recommended.

  • At least a 30cm clearance from heat sources such as radiators is advised to prevent colour change or permanent marks occurring.

  • Do not place hot items such as cups, laptops or hot water bottles on the fabric as this may mark.

  • We do not recommend locating products in excessively high or low temperatures, or where the environment is often damp as this may cause product issues.

Upholstery Sofa.jpg

Cleaning Instructions

  • Regular cleaning with a soft brush and/or gently vacuuming helps keep your furniture looking its best as accumulated dust will accelerate the wear of covers.

  • Periodic cleaning of the entire piece is essential to maintain appearance and prevent premature fading and wear as ground in dirt will damage the fabric.

  • All upholstery products should be professionally cleaned in situ unless otherwise stated. We recommend using a reputable specialist upholstery care professional and requesting a colour fastness test is performed and is satisfactory on an inconspicuous area before cleaning commences as OKA cannot take responsibility for third party actions.

  • Remove all spills immediately. Blot liquid spills with a clean, dry, white cloth; work towards the centre of the spill. Do not rub or use abrasive cleaners as this may damage the furniture. Should the piece become stained or suffer other damage we recommend professional help is sought.

  • Wooden components use a lightly damp cloth rinsed in warm water, do not use a detergent. Polish periodically with a natural wax.

 

 

< All Product Care

 

Caring For Upholstery Furniture

OKA furniture is craftsman made with great care and attention to produce distinctive pieces constructed to high standards from carefully selected materials.
Upholstery Sofa.jpg

Fabric Features

  • Delicate fabrics such as velvets have a raised pile and exhibit shading variations, crushing lines and bruising, which create unique features, pile may compress over time in high use areas. Extra care with liquids should be taken as these may mark.

  • Fabrics with a linen and/or cotton content can pill and have fine threads visible. Some display slub characteristic effects and may include occasional seeds and husks.

  • Linen has a natural tendency to crease which enhances its textural appearance, creases will soften as the fabric relaxes in use. Pilling can occasionally occur in early stages of use, which is a feature of such fabrics.

  • Due to the methods of dyeing used with certain fabrics there may be variations in colour and shading, which can occur within the same batch and are quite normal.

Loose Covers

  • Loose covers have an allowance for up to 3% shrinkage (which will vary from fabric to fabric) when cleaned, and may not fit tightly on arrival.

  • Covers will require dressing on arrival, as they are supplied separately to the frame. This may mean that some of the covers are slightly creased, but the creases will drop out naturally with time and use. Regular redressing will be required to keep covers neat and tidy once in use.

Upholstery Bed.jpg

Maintenance & Care

Foam with Fibre Wrap
  • Due to small tolerances in polyurethane foam manufacturing process, hardness of foam may vary from cushion to cushion within the same product or order, the variance may reduce with use over time.

  • Plump cushions firmly on the outside borders occasionally to restore air between the fibres and maintain the shape.

  • Seat covers should be rotated, and redressed regularly to realign the seat edges.

Fibre or Feather

  • After each days use plump cushions firmly on the outside borders to restore air between the fibre or feather, this will maintain the look and comfort, and help prevent fibres or feathers binding or flattening.

  • At least weekly complete the following maintenance; the more often this is carried out the better the filling will perform.

    1. Place the cushion on one of its outside edges and beat the opposite border of the cushion inwards with the flat of your hands. The more vigorously you do this, the better.
    2. Turn the cushion round a quarter turn onto the next side and repeat until all four sides have been beaten.
    3. Finally, give the cushion a shake and replace.
    4. Remove the filling interiors from their covers occasionally to plump them.

 

All Cushion Fillings

  • Swap reversible cushions around and turn where possible to ensure equal wear.

  • Selected upholstery ranges have cushion covers which are not fully reversible. Non-reversiblefibre filled cushions should have the pad removed from the cover and turned over occasionally.

  • Cushions are likely to have moved during transit and because they need time to settle may cause slight lifting of the back pads. Redressing may be required so they sit correctly, ensure the cushion pads are positioned well back, squarely and flat on the seating platform so backs sit flat to the seat.

  • The feel of the seat will vary dependent on the fabric and size chosen; fabric compositions differ from fabric to fabric which can give a more relaxed or firmer feel to the seat when in use. Larger versions of a range have more cushion surface area for air to escape; so may compact more and feel different to smaller options in the same range.

 

Sunlight & Environment

  • If upholstery is exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time it will cause the colour and fabric to deteriorate. Use in hot and sunny conservatories is not recommended.

  • At least a 30cm clearance from heat sources such as radiators is advised to prevent colour change or permanent marks occurring.

  • Do not place hot items such as cups, laptops or hot water bottles on the fabric as this may mark.

  • We do not recommend locating products in excessively high or low temperatures, or where the environment is often damp as this may cause product issues.

 

Upholstery Sofa.jpg

Cleaning Instructions

  • Regular cleaning with a soft brush and/or gently vacuuming helps keep your furniture looking its best as accumulated dust will accelerate the wear of covers.

  • Periodic cleaning of the entire piece is essential to maintain appearance and prevent premature fading and wear as ground in dirt will damage the fabric.

  • All upholstery products should be professionally cleaned in situ unless otherwise stated. We recommend using a reputable specialist upholstery care professional and requesting a colour fastness test is performed and is satisfactory on an inconspicuous area before cleaning commences as OKA cannot take responsibility for third party actions.

  • Remove all spills immediately. Blot liquid spills with a clean, dry, white cloth; work towards the centre of the spill. Do not rub or use abrasive cleaners as this may damage the furniture. Should the piece become stained or suffer other damage we recommend professional help is sought.

  • Wooden components use a lightly damp cloth rinsed in warm water, do not use a detergent. Polish periodically with a natural wax.