Fibre Cushion Care:
Fibre cushions need to turned over and also teased on a regular basis, this can be very time consuming but needs to be carried out.
If not the fibre will slowly matt together with daily compressions and eventually over time become one hard flat lump and totally lifeless.
After this has happened a very vigorous tease can revive the cushion for a while, but the lump inside is too tangled and matted to revive totally.
If the fibre cushion has a poly cotton cover (same as bed sheets) this can be teased okay. If it is a corovin cover, this fabric looks like tea bag material, (we don’t use this fabric as standard) be very very careful as your fingers can easily pierce the cover.
Hold the cushion from both sides, push your hands together compressing the cushion, grab the fibre inside and pull away, this will tear the fibre apart inside the cushion. This will not damage the fibre but seperate the matt and revive.
Sofa cushions may need to be cleaned from time to time, light dabbing with a damp sponge.
Pillows and scatters are small enough for home washers. Wash on a gentle cycle with a minimum amount of detergent. Dry the fibre cushions on medium heat and air-dry until free of moisture.
How to insert your new cushions.
Fibre cushions are harder than feather to insert.
This is easier with two people, one holding the cover, the other the cushion. Bend the cushion in half (Fig 1) push as far up the cover as possible, now let the cushion slowly open and start manipulating the cushion into all corners.
When the cushion is looking correct in the cover, its just a case of straightening out and zipping up to finish off.
Important Note :
Do not let the new cushion stretch the fabric at the ends of the zip runner (Fig 2).
The sewing to stop the zip running off the slider can easily break and the zip will run off, or even break the zip slider, in most cases they are only plastic.