Stains can be a pain to get rid of when it comes to furniture. The trick
is to select low maintenance furniture from the beginning so you don’t need to
worry about extensive cleaning routines. There are cleaning companies that can
do an annual deep clean of your sofa but it is best to stick to easy to clean
materials to make your life easier.
You can as for recommendations from the furniture stores Canberra regarding what they classify as easy to maintain materials. If you are looking for an elegant leather sofa, they can be easy to clean and many stains are easy to remove from them. But this depends on the colour of the sofa as well. If you have a lighter coloured leather sofa, it can be a little difficult to remove stains. So it is best to choose darker colours when it comes to leather such as black, chocolate etc. The beauty of leather furniture is that they become softer and more comfortable as the years pass by. They are a timeless material and it will only become more beautiful with age. It is an accepted fact that lighter coloured furniture pieces are harder to clean. So you can definitely avoid white or lighter colours if you want to reduce the number of cleaning days. They will show up dust and dirt quickly.
When you are choosing fabric, you have to choose materials that have been treated to repel stains. You can ask this from the furniture store as well. So whenever there is a spill, it will run off the fabric without sticking to it. While silk and wool can be luxurious, they are quite fragile and will not hold up well over time. They can be hard to clean as well. Vinyl is a synthetic material and it can be found in a wide range of colours and textures. They are very easy to clean and all you have to do is wipe it down. Even light coloured vinyl will fare better when it comes to stain removal.
Timber is a common material for furniture but you have to know about how it is treated. If you have a piece of wooden furniture that has a lacquered finish, you can use soapy water but ensure that you don’t use a lot of water on it as it can be absorbed. If the wood is unsealed, it can be very hard to clean and you will have to stick to a damp microfibre cloth to get rid of the dust. Soap flakes are recommended over detergent when working with wax finishes. The detergent can dull the finish of the wax. You can find microfibre upholstery as well and it is a more affordable option. This is a great option for people with pets as it is claw-resistant. So if you have several cats in your household, you can consider investing in this material. Soap water will be just fine when it comes to cleaning.