Carlick Contract Furniture is a leading manufacturer and supplier of contract furniture to UK’s largest pub, bar and restaurant groups. The company was established over 40 years ago. Carlick team are extremely experienced and with that in mind, we have spoken to the team about their top tips to keep leather fresh and how to take care of fabric; a designers dream…
Leather is one of the most popular choices for seating in the contract furniture industry because of its durability and versatility. However, like every fabric, care must be taken in order to keep it in the best condition. Here’s how:
Keep it clean: Superficial dirt can be removed with a moist cloth but do not completely wet the leather or apply too much pressure. Intense rubbing should be avoided. If liquids are spilt on the leather, they can be removed by dabbing with a dry cloth. Small spots and ink stains may be removed using a colourless eraser.
It is very important not to use aggressive cleaning products like stain remover, turpentine or shoe polish. Cleaning agents should be tested on a small, unobtrusive area before using on contract furniture. Always follow the advice of the cleaning product manufacturer and seek professional assistance if needed.
Keep the sunlight away: To avoid drying and cracking, leather furniture should not be placed in direct sunlight and should be kept at least 300mm away from heat sources.
Keep your leather soft: To ensure that your leather furniture remains soft, supple and retains its natural protective covering against water and grease we recommend treating it twice a year using a protective agent.
Carlick Furniture also prides itself on the knowledge of the world of fabrics. Ensuring fabric is cared for and looked after is key to the look of the furniture.
For the best results, upholstery should be frequently cleaned. We suggest starting with regular vacuuming to remove dust and fluff. If the stain is fresh it can usually be removed with a sponge or absorbent cloth. In order to avoid a ring forming around the stain, use a clean sponge or cloth. Start on the outside of the stain and work inwards towards the middle.
If you’ve got a stain that’s proving a little more difficult, these may be removed using stain remover but remember, this should be tested on a small unobtrusive area before using it on the stain in order to avoid potentially making it worse. It’s really as simple as that, there’s not much else to it. Regular maintenance will keep your fabrics in the best condition possible.