Post Delivery FAQ
Fabric or leather not folded properly or is loose on button tufted sofas
We use traditional methods when button tufting our sofas. This means the material around every button has been folded by hand and not sewn together. If the material is sewn together, it will lead to unsightly tears as it's pulled apart when the sofa is in use. During the delivery of your sofa the fabric might be pulled out of place. Please inspect your sofa all over and re-fold the affected areas and pull back into place.
Regular maintenance of a traditional Chesterfield sofa should include reshaping the material by folding it into place once a month.
We also leave some slack for the material to settle over time. Especially in case of leather, which is much thicker and needs time to take shape. You will find areas where the leather may seem loose. Please keep using your sofa regularly and folding any loose areas back in place and eventually the leather will take shape.
Fabric around the arms and edges of the sofa is creased
Again, this is something that can happen during delivery, since the delivery staff may pull the material whilst moving the sofa in and out the truck. Please inspect your sofa after delivery and pull the material back into place.
If you hear a creaking noise from your furniture this is completely normal. Your new sofa has a wooden frame, made from strong, durable timber that, like leather, is a natural product and therefore has its own characteristics. The dowels and joints moving is the cause and whilst it may sound like something is wrong, it's not something that should be repaired or needs support.
The finished frame needs to be strong, yet flexible to work with your sofa’s suspension system. This flexibility can cause creaking or squeaking as it flexes. New furniture can creak as it beds in. Over time, with normal use, the surface becomes smooth and the creaking will reduce. Creaking is not a sign of a fault, simply a feature of authentic timber. Your product will settle over time and, as it does, the creaking will stop.
As mentioned above, the sofa frame needs to be strong yet flexible. During the delivery some sofas may have been placed into the truck at an angle or they may have been pulled or pushed from one corner. This may result in one or two legs not completely sitting on the ground.
This is normal. Carry on using the sofa, especially on the affected side, and the frame eventually retains it's original position. You can also lift the opposite side off the ground while simultaneously pushing the affected side down gently towards the floor. Doing this several times will allow the frame to settle quicker over time.