Instead of applying fabric guard on fabric sofas or dining chairs, the olden way of protecting the upholstered furniture was by putting on slipcovers. This method of protecting the sofa is still widely practiced now and consumers are pampered with more choices to add on the benefits of using slipcover.
1. Give the sofa different look without changing the fabric upholstery
Any soft furnished furniture will start to age after using for more than 3 years. Depending on how the furniture is used and maintained, the upholstery colour may fade and covered with stains that are difficult to remove. To change the look of your old sofa without spending much to re-upholster or purchase a new set, getting a slipcover could be your next best alternative to produce an instant new look to your living room.
2. Protecting upholstered furniture
If you have invested thousands of dollars on your upholstered furniture sets, you would want to protect and maintain them to ensure the fabric upholsteries can last and look like how they look when you first bought them for as long as possible.
Using a slipcover to protect your upholstered furniture is a practical solution, especially if you have furry pets and young children at home, to save you the embarrassment of making your guests sitting on your beautiful sofa set that has been covered by animal’s hairs or spillage from the children. Simply remove the slipcovers from your upholsteries before your guests arrive and your guests will be impressed by how well you’ve maintained your furniture even with the presence of pets and young children at home.
3. Flexible and convenient
In the market, consumers can now choose their slipcovers according to their preferred print design, colour, sizes, fabric qualities and budget. The wide choices of fabric slipcovers make maintenance of fabric upholsteries more convenient and flexible.
Slipcovers are also designed to fit into your furniture sets easily. These fabrics can be removed from the furniture set easily and can be washed safely using washing machine.
Although slipcovers are good protection for fabric upholsteries, slipcovers do not take away the need to thoroughly clean your soft furnished furniture regularly. Fine dust, dirt particles and micro organisms from the air would still be accumulated within your sofa sets, dining chairs, etc. If there are pets, their dander, fur, odour may not be fully filtered by the slipcover as well. While stains can be minimized, slipcovers cannot prevent stains from forming if spillage on the fabric upholstery is a lot and penetrate through the slipcover.
For good maintenance practice, professional upholstery cleaning service should be engaged once a year to ensure accumulated dust, dirt particles, micro organisms are thoroughly removed. Professional cleaning service would also look out for stains that could have been overlooked and make attempts to remove them. A regularly cleaned upholstery set would look cleaner, last longer and smell fresher.