Your sofa cares for you, time to start caring for your sofa!

Woman's Hand Showing To The Black Leather Sofa Damaged Corner. Problem Concept.

Natuzzi Italia is a brand born in the ’60 in Puglia. Thanks to the talent of its founder, Pasquale Natuzzi, it rapidly became a renowned name, famous at national and international level. After a beginning marked by the production of sofas, entirely realized by hand, the company opened to other fields of design. Thus came to life the total living by Natuzzi, including products for the living, for the bedroom, for the office, for the relax area, and much more.

The strength of Natuzzi sofas is ensured by a wooden structure designed to withstand the different types of stress they undergo during their service life. The materials used are selected both at the time of purchase and when they are introduced into the production cycle and repeatedly tested in their laboratory in order to measure their performance in all climate conditions and over time.

Their products will remain intact and protected over time if you follow some simple maintenance guidelines provided in the manual. In our stores, you can also find the appropriate cleaning kit for your products. Different types are available, specific to each sofa cover, to ensure perfect results every time.

But what happens if we damage the sofa we love so much?

Depending on what covering you have chosen there are different ways we can fix our furniture!

Firstly we need to know what covering we have chosen, that will help with the different ways we can fix our furniture, the following covering materials may be used on our sofas:

  • Leather
  • Microfibre
  • Fabric

Taking care of a Leather covering

We recommend you read the instructions that follow carefully if you have purchased a leather sofa, paying particular attention to the description of the leather family that you have selected (‘Protecta’ or ‘Natural’) and the advice for the care, maintenance and relative warnings for this particular covering.

Protecta Leather

Protecta leather is the result of production processes that confer protection and high performance to the leather. A thin finishing layer protects the leather from stains, without altering its original characteristics. The Protecta leather products combine the advantages of natural qualities and softness with good resistance to wear and changes of colour. The presence of distinctive marks that tell the story of the animal’s life, such as healed scars, grain differences, wrinkles, veining, differences in colour shades and any other sign that nature has left on these hides, prove they are absolutely genuine and bears witness to their great worth.

Cleaning the Protecta leather collection

  • Periodically dust using a clean, dry and non-abrasive white cloth.
  • For stains caused by soft drinks, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate, oil, fat, cosmetics, foundation cream: remove the stain rapidly from the surface, by dabbing with absorbent cloth or paper. Then, delicately rub working from the outside towards the centre of the stain using a cloth soaked in a water and mild white soap solution. Do not soak the leather surface, and dry the surface immediately using a clean cloth.
  • Do not dry the leather in direct sunlight or with a hairdryer. Screenshot 2020 07 27 At 13.27.52

WARNING

  • Avoid exposing the sofa to direct sunlight or too powerful lamps to ensure the colour of the covering remains bright.
  • The above-listed causes, as well as the use of unapproved detergent substances, may irreparably damage the leather covering, causing cracks and changes in colour.
  • If you purchase a new sofa, with a covering that is an identical article and/or is of the same colour as the sofa that you already own, it is possible that you may note slight differences in shades of colour between the two, because of the unique personality of each hide.

Natural Leather

Natural leather products are processed without changing the original characteristics of the hides. The presence of healed scars, differences in grain, wrinkles, veining, differences in colour shades and any trace that nature has left on these hides, is proof that they are absolutely genuine and bears witness to their great worth.

Cleaning the Natural leather collection

  • Periodically dust using a clean, dry and non-abrasive white cloth.
  • For dry dirt: brush delicately using a brush with soft bristles or use a vacuum cleaner at the medium suction power setting, using
    the specific accessory supplied with the cleaner and taking care to avoid rubbing the accessory directly against the covering.
  • For stains caused by substances soluble in water (soft drinks, coffee, tea, milk, jam): rapidly remove the liquid from the surface using a white, non-abrasive cloth (or absorbent paper). Then rub delicately working from the outside of the stain towards the centre, using a clean cloth soaked in water. Dry immediately with a clean cloth. Do not soak the leather surface, and dry immediately using a dry cloth. Do not dry the leather in direct sunlight or with a hairdryer.
  • For stains caused by greasy substances (oil, ketchup, mayonnaise, chocolate): remove the substance delicately from the surface using absorbent paper, taking care not exert pressure to prevent the dirt from entering the pores of the leather. Use a clean cloth, soaked in a very dilute solution of neutral soap, rubbing delicately working from the outside towards the centre of the stain.
  • Dry immediately with a clean cloth. Only use water and colourless, mild soap.

Cleaning the Natural Nabuk leather collection

  • The Natural Nabuk leather products also belong to the family of Natural products, they therefore have all the natural characteristics described previously. The “nabuk effect” is the result of a very light polishing, adopted to give the leather a velvet effect referred to as nabuk.
  • These leather products can be cleaned using the same procedures described for the Natural leather products (see to the side).
  • Rub very delicately using thin abrasive paper after the leather has been cleaned and dried, to restore the Nabuk effect.

WARNING

  • Position the sofa at least 50 cm. from sources of heat such as heaters or radiators.
  • Avoid exposing the sofa to direct sunlight or too powerful lamps to ensure the colour of the covering remains bright.
  • The above-listed causes, as well as the use of unapproved detergent substances, may irreparably damage the leather covering, causing cracks and changes in colour.
  • If you purchase a new sofa, with a covering that is an identical article and/or is of the same colour as the sofa that you already own, it is possible that you may note slight differences in shades of colour between the two, because of the unique personality of each hide.

Taking care of a Microfiber or Fabric covering Screenshot 2020 07 27 At 14.45.29

Natuzzi select the best coverings to cover our sofas, are fabrics are produced by the most important suppliers in the world, so they represent the ideal balance between quality and Italian style and are able to combine softness and practicality. All the articles are subjected to demanding quality tests such as the Martindale test, by which it is possible to determine their resistance to wear and tear.

Screenshot 2020 07 27 At 14.41.02The Microfiber

Microfibre is a type of synthetic fabric obtained by very dense weaving particularly resistant to abrasion and wear and tear that make the covering both practical and elegant. You will also be able to find the latter information on the label under the seat cushions if the covering is removable or under the sofa if the covering is fixed.

The following instructions must be followed to remove stains from the microfibres, depending on the type of stain:Screenshot 2020 07 27 At 14.33.23

  1. LIQUEURS – Dab with absorbent paper or a white, non-abrasive cloth and then remove the stain. Wash using only colourless, mild soapsuds, obtained by shaking the container vigorously, if the stain persists. Then remove the stain using only 10% denatured alcohol diluted in water. Dry immediately with warm air using a hairdryer. Direct the jet of warm air from the outside working towards the centre of the damp area. Screenshot 2020 07 27 At 14.36.32
  2. SOFT DRINKS/WINE – Dab with absorbent paper or a white, non-abrasive cloth and then remove the stain. Remove the stain
    using only a solution of one part vinegar to one part water if the stain persists. Then wash using only colourless, neutral soapsuds obtained by shaking the container vigorously. Finally, dab the soapsuds with a cloth dampened with water. Dry immediately with warm air using a hairdryer. Direct the jet of warm air from the outside working towards the centre of the damp area.
  3. COFFEE/TEA – Dab with absorbent paper or a white, non-abrasive cloth and then remove the stain. If the stain persists, wash using only colourless, mild soapsuds, obtained by shaking the container vigorously. Then remove the stain using only a solution of 10% ammonia diluted in water. Dry immediately with warm air using a hairdryer. Direct the jet of warm air from the outside working towards the centre of the damp area.
  4. BEER – Dab with absorbent paper or a white, non-abrasive cloth and then remove the stain. If the stain persists, remove the stain using only warm water (max 40°C / 104°F) diluted with 3% denatured alcohol in water. Dry immediately with warm air using a hairdryer. Direct the jet of warm air from the outside working towards the centre of the damp area.
  5. OIL – Dab with absorbent paper or a white, non-abrasive cloth and then remove the stain. Wash the stain using only colourless, mild soapsuds, obtained by shaking the container vigorously. Absorb the stain as much as possible using absorbent paper. Remove the stain using a white, non-abrasive cloth dampened only with perchloroethylene, if the stain persists. Absorb as much of the stain as possible with absorbent paper. Dry immediately with warm air using a hairdryer. Direct the jet of warm air from the outside working towards the centre of the damp area.

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