What you should know about buying upholstered furniture.
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING CODES AND WHAT THEY MEAN
W W/S S X
These codes can usually be found on the platform (the part the cushions sit on) of the
couch or chair.
Means the piece can be cleaned with a water based detergent. This is the
code you will want if your furniture gets a high volume of use or spills.
Means a combination of water and dry cleaning solvents can be used.
Means the piece can only be cleaned with dry cleaning solvents. If an "S"
Code piece is allowed to become heavily soiled, it is extremely difficult to obtain
satisfactory cleaning results.
Means the piece is uncleanable and can be vacuumed only.
When purchasing upholstered furniture, it is important to know the cleaning code.
The "W" Code is the best code for cleaning.