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How to Care for Wool Furniture

How to Care for Wool Furniture

Wool furniture is one of the best looking and hard-wearing materials for long term use. Choosing wool as your upholstery material for modern furniture comes with a lot of benefits - it is breathable, it repels moisture, it is resistant to mildew and mold, and it is wrinkle-resistant. Many people choose wool for their modern furniture because of these properties.

Choosing wool upholstery for furniture is a great choice no matter your lifestyle. Just like any furniture material, however, it’s important to keep it clean. At sohoConcept, we have some tips and suggestions for caring for wool furniture to keep it looking great, no matter its age!

Tips For Caring For Wool Furniture

When you first purchase wool furniture, it’s important to remember that like any other wool garment, it may have extra fibres in it that will come out naturally. This is nothing to worry about and will slow down once you’ve used your piece of furniture for a short time. Vacuuming or using a soft fabric brush can help remove these extra fibres more quickly.

For regular maintenance for your wool upholstery on furniture, it’s important to vacuum it regularly. Use an upholstery attachment to gently vacuum your cushions, pillows, and structure of the furniture regularly. The build-up of dust and dirt, while microscopic, can lead to damage to the wool over time. Never use a vacuum rotary brush to clean your wool furniture, as this will damage the fabric.

If you have a small, dry spill on your couch, like crumbs or dirt, you can use a soft brush to sweep them up, followed by vacuuming to pick up whatever small pieces were left behind.

If you get a wet stain on your wool furniture, the damage doesn’t have to be permanent! Be prepared to clean up any spills as soon as they happen, as once they dry, they can be more difficult to get out. Depending on the furniture, you may be able to use some light solvent and water to clean up the spill. Otherwise, often a mild soap and water are sufficient. Use a microfiber cloth to rub the stain in circular motions towards the centre of the stain. Let it air dry. In the case of larger spills or spills that have been left to dry and you can’t get out, it might be a good idea to bring in a reputable and professional furniture cleaner!

Always make sure you check the labels of your furniture and any care instructions that accompany it to make sure you’re using the right products and methods for your wool upholstery. Some upholstery can even be removed and washed in the washing machine! Make sure you know all your options when you purchase your modern wool furniture.

Visit sohoConcept for Modern Wool Furniture

At sohoConcept, a variety of our modern furniture pieces are available in wool upholstery. Our wool is easy to maintain, available in a wide range of colours, and can suit your home or business atmosphere. Here are some examples of our Camira Wools:

Wood Chairs

View our catalogue to see all our modern wool furniture options available! For more information about caring for your sohoConcept wool furniture, Contact Us today!