We put a lot into the quality of the furniture we make, and we hope that it enhances your living space – and that you and your family continue to enjoy using it – for many years to come.

A little wear and tear over the years is only to be expected, but with the right care your Softrend furnishings will look good for a long time.

Caring for soft furnishings

  • Use only approved cleaning products and methods when caring for furniture fabrics. Avoid scrubbing, excessive use of water and products that have a bleaching effect. Regularly clean your sofa with a vacuum cleaner on a low setting using the nozzle designed for furniture. A certain amount of stretching is a natural quality of both leather and cover materials, so some wrinkles may appear in the furniture. The degree of stretch depends on the type of fabric.
  • Wash covers according to the care instructions for the fabric in question. After washing, stretch the covers and fit them back onto the sofa whilst damp – that way they’ll dry in the right shape. Otherwise, they may shrink and no longer fit.
  • The bed part of sofa sleepers is designed for temporary use, not as a permanent place to lay your head. Since downward pressure on the edges of an open sofa sleeper causes the mechanism below to flex, an open bed should not be used as a seat and definitely shouldn’t be jumped on. (For that matter, ordinary sofas and armchairs shouldn’t be jumped on either!)
  • Feather cushions need regular beating to restore their shape and fluff them up. We recommend beating seat cushions once a week and back cushions once a month, turning them occasionally. To achieve the best result, remove the cover before beating the cushion. Don’t worry if it looks a bit shapeless – this is typical of feather cushions. Sofa cushions which can be used on both sides should be turned from time to time to make sure they retain their form. Since sitting on a cushion inches its cover material forward over time, turning it will see the material pulled back in the opposite direction. Turning a cushion also helps to stop indentations forming in the filling from sitting in your favourite position all the time. If you have an allergy, please note that microfibre cushions may contain trace amounts of feathers.
  • We recommend oiling the metal mechanisms of beds and sofas once or twice a year using a universal oil.
  • Store furniture at room temperature. Damp and cold temperatures can harm our products. Position pieces of furniture at least 30 cm from radiators and other sources of heat and, if possible, keep them out of direct sunlight. Left near a source of heat, leather covers may dry out, become stiff and brittle and crack.
  • We recommend moving furniture by lifting it. Dragging pieces along the floor may damage both the legs of the furniture and the floor itself. Always lift from beneath.
  • Avoid using synthetic throws and seat coverings – they will damage the sofa fabric and could lead to it bunching up.

Caring for AquaClean fabrics

AquaClean is a range of furniture fabrics from which stains can be quickly and easily removed using nothing but water. The fabrics are also highly durable and resistant to fading. Since the fibres in AquaClean fabrics are surrounded by a layer of molecules, dirt never makes its way into the fibres and stains can be easily removed with water.

Safe Front processing fends off bacteria, dust mites and fungal spores and stops them reproducing in the fabric. This antibacterial quality is retained even when the fabric is washed in a washing machine. The processing is ecologically sound and harmless.

Simple three-stage cleaning with water

AquaClean technology enables almost every stain imaginable – including wine, coffee, all manner of food and even felt-tip pens – to be removed using nothing but water: soap and cleaning products aren’t needed.

1. Remove any physical dirt, food, etc. from the fabric.
2. Pour water onto the fabric from a bottle or use a damp cloth to do so.
3. Rub into the stain using a gentle circular motion. If the stain is not completely removed, repeat the process as many times as required until it is.

Washing instructions

With ordinary sofas, washing is not required. If you have a large stain to deal with, follow these instructions:

  • May be washed in a washing machine on a light wash programme (max. 30°C)
  • Do not soak
  • Do not use bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry in direct sunlight
  • Do not wring out or twist
  • Do not iron
  • May be dry-cleaned

Caring for timber furniture

The qualities of solid timber

Timber is valuable and beautiful for its unique natural patterns. We appreciate the raw beauty of solid timber and take its qualities into account in both our design and production phases. The first great artist working with wood as her medium is Mother Nature herself, imbuing it with warmth and life, adding knots and branches and other interesting details. This is why we can’t always guarantee that our solid timber products will be identical in tone or grain.


  • Wood is a living thing – it shrinks in dry conditions and expands when there’s moisture present, and reacts to both temperature and light.
  • Even when finished with oil, lacquer or paint, timber surfaces are sensitive to heat (such as pots and pans) and are easily scratched.
  • Clean up any spills and do your best to remove any stains immediately, since timber is sensitive to them as well.
  • Gently wipe down timber surfaces with a dry or damp cloth.
  • Avoid dragging pieces of furniture around, as this may affect their connection points.
  • Timber furniture doesn’t cope well with significant fluctuations in temperature. If you buy a piece in winter, don’t place it too close to any radiators, but allow it to gradually warm up to room temperature.
  • Timber furniture should never be kept or used outdoors. Nor should it be kept in cold, damp rooms, such as in unheated summer cottages.


  • Osmo Spray 8026 is suitable for the everyday cleaning of both oiled and lacquered surfaces (although be sure to read the instructions before use).
  • Oiled solid timber surfaces which see active use (such as dining tables) should be regularly refreshed. To ensure that the qualities and appearance of timber furniture last, provide a new finishing coat a couple of times a year. To refresh a surface, we recommend Osmo Polyx® Original oil wax (tone 3032, silk matte). This product can also be used for minor repairs (although again, be sure to read the instructions before use).

Our team is happy to undertake the upkeep of Softrend products even after you’ve made them your own. If you feel your furniture needs caring for by our master craftsmen, or you’d simply like to have the covers changed, feel free to get in touch with us.