How do I clean my furniture?
To clean, mix a DROP of mild dishwashing liquid/water solution. Wipe surface with a soft cloth dampened lightly with this solution. After cleaning, rinse and immediately dry all surfaces thoroughly with a soft dry cloth. No abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, steel wool, or coarse rags should be used in cleaning.
What precautions should I take with new wood furniture?
Do not expose wooden furniture to strong sunlight and moisture. Long exposure to sunlight may cause changes to the wood and thus affect the color of the finish. Moisture may damage the wood and its finish. Wipe up spills immediately. Do not position humidifiers and vaporizers near your furniture. Prolonged heat can dry wood and cause it to crack and split. Make sure furniture is positioned at least six inches from heating vents and radiators.
GENERAL UPHOLSTERY CARE
Because dust and dirt cause fabric to wear faster, we recommend vacuuming regularly with an upholstery attachment.
Flip, rotate and fluff removable cushions regularly to ensure even wear and increase longevity.
Feather and down cushions have excellent recovery, but much like down comforters or pillows, need to be fluffed frequently to restore their loft. Some feather loss is normal. Vacuuming with an upholstery attachment between the fabric casings and cushions will help prevent feathers from poking through the fabric.
Tight (attached) cushions will stretch and wrinkle with use. You can easily restore their appearance by smoothing the surface and tucking excess upholstery into the sides of the seat or back.
To minimize fading, avoid placing your upholstered furniture in direct sunlight. Dark fabrics and natural fibers like cotton are most susceptible to fading. An annual professional cleaning will keep your upholstered furniture looking its best.
HOW TO SPOT CLEAN UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
Do not dry clean or machine wash cushion casings as it may damage the fabric, backing or stitching. For large or persistent stains, contact an in-home professional upholstery cleaning company.
For spot cleaning small stains, we recommend Folex® Instant Carpet Spot Remover or Crypton® Purple or Gold Upholstery Stain Remover, which are safe to use on all of our fabrics.
Treat stains immediately for the best results. Blot up as much of the spill as possible .with a clean, dry, white cloth, Don't rub.
Apply a small amount of cleaner to the stain and gently agitate it with your fingertips. Avoid oversaturation which can damage the fabric backing or cushions.
Blot the stain with a clean, dry, white cloth, working from the outer edge to the center of the stain.
Continue to apply cleaner sparingly and blot until the stain no longer transfers onto the cloth. This may take several attempts. When you've removed as much of the stain as possible, blot any remaining cleaner from the fabric.
If your spot cleaner recommends a water rinse, apply a small amount of distilled water to the stained area and blot to remove. Tap water may stain or discolor the fabric due to its mineral content use a hair dryer on the lowest heat setting to evenly dry the fabric and prevent moisture rings.
Replacement cushion casings are available. Please contact us to order.
FABRIC CLEANING CODES FOR PROFESSIONAL CLEANING
In-home professional upholstery cleaning companies will request your fabric's cleaning code, available at roomandboard.com/fabrics or on the back fabric swatches. Please contact us with any cleaning code or care questions.
S = Solvent. Use only water-free, pure cleaning solvents.
W = Water. Use only water-based upholstery cleaning products.
SW = Solvent or Water. Use pure cleaning solvents or water-based cleaning products.
Follow the general care and spot cleaning instructions above.
For overall cleaning, we recommend professional dry cleaning. Always clean the entire slipcover to prevent color variations and ensure even wear.
Make sure to close all zippers and fasten Velcro® before cleaning.
Bedding and Mattress Care
Our mattresses are an investment in the health and sleep of you and your family. Below, we’ve compiled instructions for how to clean a mattress, pillow, crib mattress, and mattress pad. Read through the guidelines and make your mattresses last even longer with proper mattress care.
Crib Mattress Care:
To clean your waterproof crib mattress, simply wipe the surface with a damp cloth. You can use any mild cleanser on the soiled surface. For models with binding (also known as tape edges), use caution to prevent moisture from getting into the natural mattress binding along the seams.
Crib mattresses that have quilted surfaces are not waterproof and are spot clean only. We recommend using a waterproof protector pad to prevent fluids from seeping into the mattress.
Organic Crib Mattress Care:
Our organic kids’ mattress offers a waterproof side and a non-waterproof quilted side. Simply wipe down the waterproof surface with a damp cloth. You can use any mild cleanser if you wish. Be cautious to avoid liquids along the binding or tape edges and sides, as moisture can seep into the mattress. The quilted side of your mattress is spot clean only. We recommend using a waterproof protector pad on this side.
Sheet and Mattress Protector Pad Care:
Our organic sheets and protector pads will be a bit larger than normal when you first remove them from their packaging in order to allow for shrinkage of the organic fibers. Machine-wash these products and dry on temperatures up to medium/hot. It may take 2-3 wash/dry cycles before the sheets fully shrink down to size.
Infant Bassinet/Cradle Mattress & Changing Pad Care:
Wipe down the waterproof surface of your organic bassinet/cradle mattress or changing pad with a damp cloth. You can use any mild cleanser on the soiled surface. Be sure to keep liquids away from tape edges to prevent moisture from getting into the mattress along the seams.
The cotton blend pillow is spot clean only.