After Receiving Your New Fabric Sofa
A quality sofa doesn't wear out, it wears in. If your new Fullhouse sofa feels or looks a little different to the one you saw in the store (the seat may feel firmer; the fabric might look tighter), that’s because your furniture is brand new, unlike the store’s floor sample which may have already been well “conditioned” by many visitors.
During the first 3 months of use, polyurethane foam in the seats and cushions tends to soften and then should permanently stabilise.
Similar to a new car, your sofa may have a strong smell after it is unpacked. This is normal and after airing in a well-ventilated room or open space, the smell will dissipate.
Depending on the surrounding environment the smell may dissipate quickly or over a longer period of time.
Once unpacked, fabric sofas may require “dressing” which involves plumping up the back cushions and the arm pads of each sofa. Sofas with fibre or feather filling may require “dressing” or “modelling” to ensure they return to their initial look.
Don’t place any indoor furniture in direct sunlight as this may cause fabric, leather and other materials to fade or crack. Direct sunlight includes sunlight through a window - use curtains or blinds to protect your furniture.
Don’t sit on the arms of the sofas. They are not designed for that.
Avoid standing on sofas and footstools or rocking on the back of it, as this may weaken the structure and possibly cause furniture joint damage.