THE TRNK COLLECTION CARE & CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

GENERAL CARE

Our cushions are made from a high-resiliency foam core, so depending on the amount of use, new cushions may require a couple of weeks or more to break in. To best maintain the resiliency and loft of your cushions over time, we recommend fluffing cushions at least weekly. Push along the cushion surface (front-to-back and side-to-side) to work the cushion back into shape. For the best results, you should also remove the cushion and beat along all four sides with your hand or a large wooden spoon.

If the cushion seams have become wavy and no longer line up with the cushion shape they may require some adjustments. First, unzip the cover. With one hand, hold the top of the cover by the zipper. With the other hand, reach inside the cover to grab the front of the cushion. Pull in opposite directions to shift the cushion back to its correct position.

For sofas with multiple seat cushions, we recommend occasionally rotating the cushions to even out the impact of wear and sun exposure.

Dust and dirt may accelerate the wear of your fabric. Vacuum the surface of your furniture regularly (including underneath the cushions) using the upholstery attachment of your vacuum cleaner. Light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush is a suitable alternative. We recommend doing this once or twice per week.

As sun is a natural bleaching agent, it is strongly advised that you keep your TRNK furniture items away from direct sunlight as it will weaken and discolor the covering over time. This bleaching effect is not covered by this warranty.

Heat will also damage your upholstery, so it is important to position the upholstered piece at least 2 feet away from any sources of heat such as radiators and heaters.

Certain types of clothing dyes, particularly those used in new denim have a tendency to transfer onto fabric, leather and vinyl.

FABRIC CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

For cleaning instructions, please refer to one of the below cleaning codes, which you’ll find listed under the “Cleaning Instructions” section of the fabric’s swatch page.

  • SSpot clean only with a water-free dry cleaning solvent. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove excess liquid. Pretest a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Work from the outside of the affected area inward to prevent circling. Do not saturate. DO NOT USE WATER. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed and dry cleaned. Overall cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service only is recommended.

  • SWSpot clean with upholstery shampoo, foam from a mild detergent, or a mild dry cleaning solvent. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove excess liquid. Pretest a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Work from the outside of the affected area inward to prevent circling. Do not saturate. Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is not a recommended cleaning method. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Cushion casings should not be removed and laundered or dry cleaned.

  • WSpot clean only with water-based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. Pretest for color loss and fabric compatibility. Do not over wet. Use professional upholstery cleaning service for overall soiling.

  • WSSpot clean with upholstery shampoo, foam from a mild detergent, or a mild dry cleaning solvent. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove excess liquid. Pretest a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Work from the outside of the affected area inward to prevent circling. Do not saturate. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed and dry cleaned. Overall cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service only is recommended.

  • XClean by vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush only. DO NOT USE ANY WATER OR SOLVENT BASED CLEANER.

Cotton Velvets

TRNK collection items upholstered in our supple cotton velvets should be unpacked shortly after receipt to allow the velvet pile to "breathe" and relax.

During the packing and shipping process, the velvet pile may flatten against the product packaging, appearing to be damaged or scratched. These compression marks on the surface will subside within a few weeks from unpacking.

To expedite the relaxing of the velvet pile we recommend two options. 

  • Brushing- Use a fabric lint brush to gently lift any flattened velvet pile and for general maintenance over time.
  • Steaming - Place a towel over a household steamer to indirectly steam any affected areas. Ensure that the steamer is on a low setting and not dampening the upholstery.  

LEATHER CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

For cleaning instructions, please refer to one of the below cleaning codes, which you’ll find listed under the “Cleaning Instructions” section of the fabric’s swatch page.

  • FOR SPOTS AND STAINS - Blot excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cotton cloth. If necessary, use clean lukewarm distilled or purified water (except on full aniline and nubuck leathers), gently blot the spill with a clean cotton cloth, and allow to air dry. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spill occurred, (for example, the entire seat cushion or entire arm). Do not dry wet areas with hair dryers, etc. but allow to dry naturally. For our full aniline and nubuck leathers, blot excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cotton cloth. If a stain appears it will usually dissipate with time.

  • FOR STUBBORN SPOTS AND STAINS - Use a non-alkaline solution of mild clear soap and clean distilled or purified lukewarm water. Apply the soap to a clean damp sponge and wash the affected area, then rinse well with clear lukewarm water. Let air dry naturally. Never use a hair dryer or other sources of direct heat. Always try the cleaning method in a small hidden area first. Except for our full aniline

  • FOR BUTTER OIL AND GREASE STAINS - Wipe excess butter, oil or grease off the leather with a clean, dry cloth, then leave alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather over a period of time. Do not apply water to wash a butter, oil or grease spot.

  • TOUCH UP AND REPAIR - Leather is by far the most durable upholstery material available and is extremely difficult to scratch, however if the leather is scratched or scuffed by a sharp object, it can possibly be repaired by a leather repair specialist.

DO NOT USE: leather cleaners, Scotchgard, TM saddle soaps, oils, abrasive cleaners, soaps, furniture polish, varnish or ammonia water. The leather has already been permanently preserved in the tanning process and needs no maintenance other than the simple cleaning recommended.

NOTE: Most liquids will be initially repelled by the leather, but, if left to stand over an extended period of time, they will be absorbed. Therefore, it is very important to wipe up spills immediately. Should the spill be absorbed, in most instances it will dissipate in time, just as human skin will absorb and eventually diffuse stains.

RUG CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

Relaxing Fibers and Creases

Each rug should be unpacked as soon as possible, since the fibers need to "breathe" and adapt.

Upon receipt, wrinkles and creases are expected due to the packing and shipping process. Allow your new rug to rest for at least seven to fourteen days to allow it to settle and recover from any stress it may have experienced during shipping.

Wrinkles on a rug start to disappear with normal usage, regular vacuuming and time, as rugs tend to flatten by itself. If needed, there are two alternatives to expedite the relaxation process

Reverse Rolling

  1. Reverse rolling is an easy way to flatten a rug.
  2. Simply reroll the rug outward, so the curled and wrinkled fibers are forced to lay in the new direction and flatten out.
  3. Roll the rug around a tube (cardboard or plastic) as tight as possible and then seal the roll with plastic wrap tightly.
  4. The tube should be the same length as the rug (or longer). After rolling the rug, keep it rolled for 2 days in order to stretch completely.
  5. After two days unroll the rug and let it rest for another day.

Heat Relaxing

Clear an area and turn the rug pile side down so that the backing is upwards. This will allow you to heat the latex backing so that it is warm and flexible.

Warming method 1:

  1. Place a slightly damp cloth on top of the creased or wrinkled area and then iron the wrinkled area of the rug.
  2. Start by ironing the wrinkles area it on the lowest setting possible with the steam on. If your iron doesn’t have a steam setting, sprinkle on some water before you begin.
  3. As soon as the backing is warm and flexible you can stretch it – lay it on the floor as stretched as possible and let it flat by itself for another day.
  4. If needed, use double-faced tape between the rug backing and floor to guarantee that it is well fixed.

Warming Method 2

  1. Use a hairdryer or ventilated heaters to warm any affected areas
  2. Keep the hairdryer on a low to medium heat setting, hold it at least five to ten inches away from the rug, and move it gently in a sweeping motion.
  3. Once warmeed, lay the rug on the floor as stretched as possible and let it rest for another day.
  4. If needed, apply double-face tape between the floor and the backing of the rug.

Regular Cleaning

Shedding may occur, which is a characteristic of all cut carpets made of natural fibers, and does not cause any damage to the carpet. Regular vacuuming is recommended before the first use and afterwards, using a flat nozzle, always moving the vacuum cleaner in the direction of the pile. This will help your carpet last longer.

Blot stains immediately by laying a towel over the affected area to absorb the moisture. Do not rub. In the case of serious stains, consult a professional carpet-cleaning company.

If you need to store your carpet for a long period, never fold it, simply roll it and store it horizontally, this will prevent indentations.

MARBLE AND STONE CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

Although visually fortified, stone and marble react to their environments as living objects and require specific care and maintenance. All TRNK stone products are finished with an impregnating sealer. The sealant will provide surface-level protection but does not prevent etching by acidic substances, such as wine, lemon juice, vinegar, etc. The seal will protect against water stains if cleaned within seconds of spills.

Marble surfaces must be protected with liquid repelling covers below table cloths to prevent direct contact with wine, water, juice, etc as well as grease from foods. Food and drink will penetrate inside the marble and stain table tops severely.  Do not use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices; use place mats under ceramics, silver or other solid objects that may scratch the stone surface

  • Regular Cleaning - Wiping the surfaces with warm water and a non-abrasive sponge or soft cloth is the best method for cleaning.  Immediately clean spills and liquids as prolonged exposure can stain and damage the stone.

  • Do not use - Bleach, ammonia, general-purpose cleaners, acidic cleaners, abrasive cleaning agents, alkaline cleaners not formulated for stone, abrasive cleaning tools, or steel wool. 

  • Ensuring the Longevity of Stone and Marble - Reapplying a protective coat on stone surfaces ensures the best possible protection for the Segment Table Series. Our recommendation is to apply Stain Proof (STAIN-PROOF® Premium Impregnating Sealer) every six months to the Segment Table Series tops. 

    Professional refinishing is recommended to remove etch marks and restore the stone's natural finish. To spot-treat stains, use a soft scrub pad to buff out the stain and wipe it with a cloth to remove the dust and reseal the treatment area.

METAL CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

Wipe metals with a thin cotton or extra soft cloth. Do not use alcohol or detergents on metals. We recommend stained metals to be cleaned by professionals. Professional cleaning is advised for stained or scratched metals.