Cushion Care; Maintaining Hotel Furniture Cushion Upholstery

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The importance of the care of hotel cushions cannot be overemphasized. The pillows need regular maintenance practices to improve guests’ comfort, longevity, and beauty and reduce the cost of maintaining and replacing the furniture. However, certain procedures should or should not be adopted when cleaning the cushions.
Consider these methods to care for hotel furniture cushions;


The material used in manufacturing the cushion determines how it should be cleaned. Users should opt for stain-resistant fabrics when choosing the fabrics for the cushions. This would reduce the maintenance care routine and ensure its long-lasting usage. However, wipe clean contract materials are the easiest to clean. During maintenance, avoid soaking up the seat material or any other part of the cushion. Rather, use an absorbent cloth to soak up the stain, then remove the stains using distilled water. Remove stains immediately. Otherwise, the stains might become permanent.

Flipping Cushions

This is an effective way to ensure that the cushion lasts long. The cushions should be flipped on a regular basis to prevent sagging and retain the shape of the cushion. Hoteliers can also decide to switch the spots of the cushion to avoid damage that may result from consistent use.

Regular Cleaning

Remove the dust and dirt from the chair (even if it seems clean) to extend its life. Also, avoid keeping the sofa in a sunny spot as this can bleach the fabric. Keep the couch away from the sun; in a case where it’s unavoidable, rotate the position regularly to prevent fading.
Intense dry cleaning could also be adopted where the covers of the cushions are removed and dry cleaned professionally. This can be done every six months.


Plumping a cushion is the process of allowing all the fibres of a cushion to separate. This can be done by throwing them after vacuuming and airing them. This is a maintenance method suitable for cushions made with softer foam. This method helps keep the cushion in the best condition by preventing flatness and hindering the binding of cushion fibres. Users can opt for contract foam to prevent regular plumping as it is time-consuming.

Maintenance methods for different types of cushion filling

  • Foam Filled Cushion

This foam type required little maintenance. Foam seat cushions vary in density, but they provide firm support. They can be cared for using regular vacuuming and plumping. The thickness determines how much plumping would be needed.

  • Fibre Filled Cushion

This material filling would require regular turning, plumping, and light vacuuming. Fibre seat cushions are less prone to dust due to their susceptibility to wear and tear.

  • Feather Filled Cushion

Feathered Cushions are easily flattened due to their natural curls. Hence, intense plumping is needed to infuse air into the cushion to separate the feathers. Regular turning also helps to retain the shape of the cushion.

  • Wool Filled Cushion

Avoid using rotary brushes when cleaning wool-filled cushions; instead, adopt a gentle vacuuming process. An upholstery attachment is needed while vacuuming this filling. This helps to prevent the build-up of dust and dirt.

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