What is Upholstery Cleaning?

by | Aug 11, 2021 | Cleaning Service, Upholstery Cleaning

Every day we come into contact with our home’s upholstery. Think about the furniture in your home, for example, your couch or your dining chairs are probably upholstered. 

So, why is it that upholstery cleaning is something we never think of doing? 

The reality is that we avoid upholstery cleaning because we don’t know what it is, let alone how to do it. 

At Golden Line Green Care, we take upholstery cleaning seriously. In this post, we’ll focus on what upholstery cleaning is and the methods we use. 

Let’s start with the basics: 

What Is Upholstery?


Upholstery is the fabric and padding that covers your furniture. Take a look at your sofas, love seats, armchairs, ottomans, stools, they are most likely upholstered. 

Upholstery cleaning is the process of cleaning the fabric that upholsters your furniture. But the process is more difficult than it might sound at first.

For one thing, upholstery is often made up of relatively delicate natural fabrics like cotton. For another, most furniture doesn’t allow for removal of the upholstery to run it through the washing machine. 

What Is Upholstery Cleaning? How Does It Work?


Trust the Experts at Golden Line Green Care! 

Upholstery cleaning requires special equipment and expertise. An expert first inspects the upholstery to make note of tears or damage that may be present. The fabric is then vacuumed, conditioned, rinsed, and vacuum dried. 

Another method an expert may use is hot-water extraction, also known as steam cleaning. 

We use specialized equipment for your furniture. Please don’t try a DIY job with your expensive furniture.  You can clean your furniture with professional upholstery cleaning by following these tips

Each fabric and fiber has different cleaning methods that’s why it’s crucial to always identify your fabric material before cleaning. Fiber is the unprocessed material and fabric is the cloth that is made out of the raw material.

It’s best to have your upholstery cleaned at least once per year. If there are no children or pets in the house, this should be enough. However, if you have a lot of traffic, cats or dogs, children with sticky hands, etc – then your upholstery could be getting dirty quickly and need more frequent cleaning, you should consider getting upholstery cleaning 3-4 times a year. 

Did you know? 


According to Statista, the upholstery market size is expected to grow to more than 224 million dollars after 2020. This means there will be new furniture and fabric trends.  At Golden Line Green Care, we can take care of all common types of upholstery cleaning including; silk, wool, leather, polyester, cotton, acrylic, rayon, linen, olefin, and acetate.

In conclusion, all upholstered pieces are items that need to be cleaned on a regular basis, to cut down on dirt and grime and remove allergens like dust mites and pet dander. However, too many people see their upholstered furniture become dull looking and as a result replace the furniture or cover it with drab, ill-fitting covers. Call us! Our experts can give your upholstered furniture a new lease on life. 

Our technicians can thoroughly deep clean the upholstery on all of your furniture, leaving it looking like new, smelling fresh and clean, and dry enough to sit on within minutes

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