Ennis offers the very best furniture brands available today.  By doing so we can unquestionably stand behind every item we sell.  So from time to time we’ll be using our blog to tell you more about the makers and connect you with great information and insights on furniture care, history and design.

HENREDON

Henredon (pronounced Hen-ruh-DON) is one of America’s great luxury furniture makers.  Each piece has a tradition of workmanship dating back over half a century.  The company was founded in Morganton, North Carolina in 1945 by four men determined to build furniture of custom quality. The initial product line consisted of just three chests. It has since blossomed into hundreds of beautiful wood and upholstery designs for every room. While Henredon uses the newest manufacturing techniques, you will still find there is a considerable amount of hand and detail work performed on each piece.

This is especially true when it comes to Henredon’s upholstered pieces. Not only does Henredon provide a mass assortment of top quality fabric in colors, textures and types (all which can be seen in the Ennis Showrooms) but they also provide superior attention to the tailoring details. Floral patterns are centered, stripes are matched all over. Fabrics must also be pleasant and comfortable to the touch and have a carefully balanced composition.

UPHOLSTERY CARE

Once you’ve invested in an upholstered piece by Henredon, you’ll want to take the greatest care to ensure your furniture’s long life.

Henredon offers these general tips for all upholstered pieces:  loose cushions and pillows should be flipped, rotated and fluffed on a weekly basis to keep filling materials evenly distributed and allow for even wear. Vacuum all upholstery once a week with a brush attachment only. Down cushions can be cleaned using a sofa whisk broom or soft brush to clean fabric. Heat and moisture should be kept away from upholstery as fading and discoloration may occur. Never expose your upholstery to direct sunlight. You should professionally clean your furniture once a year! Look for the cleaning code under the seat cushion of your furniture. To clean your upholstered furniture please follow the instructions on the cleaning code chart below:

  • Cleaning Code DC:  Professional dry-cleaning only.
  • Cleaning Code S:  Clean this fabric with pure solvents (petroleum distillate-based products). Professional dry-cleaning is recommended. CAUTION: Use of water- based or detergent-based solvent cleaners may cause excessive shrinking. Water stains may become permanent and unable to be removed with solvent cleaning agents. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.
  • Cleaning Code SM:  Same as cleaning code S except “DO NOT BRUSH”
  • Cleaning Code SW:  Clean this fabric with water-based cleaning agents, foam or pure solvents (petroleum distillate-based products). Professional dry-cleaning is recommended. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.
  • Cleaning Code W:  Clean this fabric with water-based cleaning agents or water-based foam to remove overall soil. Many household cleaning agents are harmful to the color and life of a fabric. Professional dry-cleaning is recommended. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.
  • Cleaning Code X:  Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust or grime. Water-based foam or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking or fading.
  • Cleaning Code M:  Miscellaneous Cleaning Information:
  • For fabrics with “SU” prefix:  Blot spills with blotting paper and pad the stain with a cloth soaked in alcohol or dry cleaning fluid. Blot with cloth to dry. Do not rub area.
  • For fabrics with “PL” prefix:  Use mild soap and water for most stains. Use a clean cloth or soft sponge to dab the stain. Remove soap solutions by wiping area with clean cloth. For other stains, remove with a mild solvent such as naphtha (lighter fluid, paint thinner). Lightly wipe the stain moistened with solvent and blot dry

As always, if you have any concerns or questions please contact us at Ennis.  We will be happy to provide you with information straight from the manufacturer to ensure the best result in the event of those unfortunate spills or blemishes.

The Henredon website has wonderful information about caring for wood, leather and marble finishes on your furniture as well.  Click here.