King sources the highest quality leathers to ensure your furniture looks luxurious, is exceptionally durable and extremely comfortable.
Leather is a natural product, and as a result has a protective coating that will resist most soiling and spills. However, it still needs to be cared for using suitable products and a gentle touch. Over cleaning or poor maintenance can damage the protective layer and cause the leather to deteriorate.
To keep your leather looking luxurious and beautiful, we recommend the following maintenance tips:
Pay special attention to areas that come in direct contact with skin or hair, including seats, armrests and headrests. Dust your furniture weekly or use a soft vacuum attachment, to avoid the leather being scratched by loose particles. Depending on how often you use your leather furniture, apply King-Care® Leather Cleaner and Conditioner once every 6 to 8 weeks or as required. Be careful not to clean more often than recommended, to avoid deterioration of the protective surface, avoid vigorous rubbing and never soak your leather.
King-Care® cleaning and conditioning products are specially formulated for King leathers, and will clean and protect to maximise the life of your leather. King-Care® Leather Cleaning Kits can be purchased from King Showrooms or Online.
A fresh stain is easier to clean than an old one
This is particularly true with leather. In many cases, spills, stains and marks that are not cleaned within a few hours can become permanent. Ensure any spills or stains are removed as soon as possible.
Never use detergents, alcohol, chemicals, soaps, shoe polish, wax, window cleaner, silicone, saddle soap or any cleaning product not designed specifically for your type of leather.
Minimise your pet’s contact with your furniture as the natural oils and dirts from fur can cause discolouration, unnecessary wear and tear and pilling.
• Sharp or abrasive objects such as shoes, belt buckles, rings and zippers can damage furniture.
• Dye transfer from clothes, such as denim, is also possible and ink stains from pens must be attended to quickly to avoid becoming permanent. An ink-away product may assist to remove the mark.
• King also recommends not sitting on furniture when wearing wet swimming costumes and towels, as this can damage the leather.
• Do not attempt to use alcohol, chemicals or detergents as these may cause greater damage and discolouration.
King uses only the highest grade, premium fabrics for all furniture and accessories.
Every fabric in the King collection has been rigorously tested for seam strength, abrasion resistance, colour-fastness to light, cleaning and general wear and tear.
King recommends the following care tips to ensure your fabrics look and feel good for a long time:
Pay special attention to areas that come in direct contact with skin or hair, including seats, armrests and headrests. A weekly vacuum with low suction and a soft brush accessory will remove dust and damaging dirt particles, to help extend the life of your fabric and furniture.
In many cases, spills, stains and marks that are not cleaned immediately can become permanent. We strongly suggest treating fabric with KingGuard+® to protect your fabric against common spills, while improving the longevity of your fabric. If you are unsure whether KingGuard+® has been applied to your fabric, please contact your King Showroom. If you have any questions or would like KingGuard+® re-applied to your fabric, please contact King-Care®.
King-Care® cleaning products will clean, protect and maximise the life of your fabric. Depending on how frequently you use your furniture, apply King-Care® Fabric Cleaner and Protection every 6 to 8 weeks. King-Care® Fabric kits are available to purchase in King Showrooms or online. Be careful not to clean more often than recommended, avoid vigorous rubbing and never soak the fabric.
Through regular use, a single or group of loose fibres on the surface can twist and form tiny balls – also known as pilling. This should not be considered a fault. Loose fibres on clothes, blankets or throws, a speck of lint or dirt is often the catalyst for this twisting. The yarns used in weaving King fabrics contain millions of individual fibres and the loss of a few on the surface as the fabric settles is quite normal.
A regular vacuum will help to minimise this, however pilling can be successfully removed using a Fabric Pill Remover (available from King-Care® as well as department stores/haberdasheries) and does not affect the ongoing performance of the fabric.
Never use detergents, alcohol, chemicals, soaps, shoe polish, wax, window cleaner, silicone, saddle soap or any cleaning product not designed specifically for your type of fabric.
If these cleaning methods are not performed correctly they can leave watermarks and cause cellulosic browning.
The quality of any fabric can be significantly impacted by a heater that produces sulphur compounds. When combined with humidity and oxygen, furnishing fabric can absorb these fumes, which can contribute to odour, discolouration and deterioration of the fibres.
Minimise your pet’s contact with your furniture as the natural oils and dirts from fur can cause discolouration, unnecessary wear and tear and pilling.
Velvet is a luxurious textile created by a complex double weaving process that results in a densely plush nap. Shading, marking and texturing of the pile are an inherent characteristic of velvet and should not be considered a fault.
The best approach to these types of accidents is to leave the cloth in place until most or all of the liquid has been absorbed. Then allow the fabric to air-dry. Dabbing or rubbing will make the liquid penetrate further into the fibres.
If your fabric furniture is protected with a stain repellent, we still recommend regular vacuuming and maintenance. If you require protection for your fabric, KingGuard+® Fabric Protection can be applied at any time in your home. Professional cleaning on site every 12 to 18 months is highly recommended. Contact King-Care® for more information.
• Sharp or abrasive objects such as shoes, belt buckles, rings and zippers can pull fibres,which may develop into holes.
• Dye transfer from clothes, such as denim, is also possible and ink stains from pens must be attended to quickly to avoid becoming permanent.
• Avoid sitting on furniture with wet swimming costumes or towels as this can leave a watermark on fabric, and can contribute to bleaching, mould growth and dye transfer.
• Do not attempt to use alcohol, chemicals or detergents as these may cause greater damage and discolouration.
Harsh outdoor conditions can significantly impact the performance and longevity of furniture.
King outdoor furniture has been designed to outlast and outperform ordinary outdoor furniture.
One of the best ways to keep King outdoor fabric looking good is to act quickly. This means brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded, and wiping up spills soon after a stain occurs. We also recommend a fortnightly hose down of your outdoor furniture, or as required.
• With a soft brush, remove any debris on furniture.
• Dampen the fabric with a light spray of water and clean with King-Care® Fabric Cleaner, or a gentle solution of mild soap and warm water (max 40°C/104°F); gently brush the solution into the fabric and leave for 2-3 minutes. Rinse with clean water before wiping over with a soft dye-free cloth or towel and allowing to air dry.
• Do not use a power washer (pressure hose) to clean or rinse your King outdoor furniture.
• Apply the KingGuard+® spray-on protection immediately after cleaning. King recommends applying KingGuard+® spray-on protection at least once every season to maintain the weather resistant properties.
Ensure that your preferred professional cleaner has experience working with King outdoor fabrics and is aware of cleaning and maintenance requirements. Please contact us for further information at www.kingliving.com/contact.
Immediately apply an absorbent such as corn starch directly on the oil-based stain. Let sit for 10 minutes and remove the excess using a straight edge or ruler. This helps remove the stain and prevents it from being pressed into the fabric. Then proceed with the cleaning process.
When cleaning upholstered pieces, clean the entire surface area of the fabric, from seam to seam, instead of rubbing only the affected area. This method, along with an extractor, may be required to avoid water rings and stains.
King outdoor fabric does not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances if not removed from the fabric. To remove mould or mildew:
1. Prepare a solution of 250ml (1 cup, 8 3/4 fl oz) of bleach, 60ml (1/4 cup, 2 fl oz) of mild soap and mix with 4L (16 cups,1 gal) of water.
2. Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes.
3. Clean entire surface area with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush.
4. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
5. Air dry.
For severe mould/mildew growth, bleach quantities may be increased. It is best to clean the entire surface area of the fabric to avoid water rings and stains.
King outdoor fabrics are treated with a proprietary water and stain repellent finish that is designed to last for several years, but may require replenishing after a thorough cleaning. King recommends using KingGuard+®.
The quicker you attend to spills and stains, the easier they can be to remove. We also recommend a fortnightly hose down of your outdoor furniture, or as required.
Spray on a mild cleaning solution or King-Care® Fabric Cleaner. Gently brush the solution into the fabric and leave for 2-3 minutes, rinse with clean water then wipe over with a soft dye-free cloth or towel and allow to air dry.
• It is best to clean the entire surface area of the fabric to avoid water rings and stains.
• Avoid scrubbing, hard bristle brushes, or any other abrasive cleaning method.
• King outdoor fabric should only be allowed to air dry.
• Bleach or other chemical solvents may discolour King outdoor fabrics, so be sure to protect the area surrounding your cleaning space. Always rinse King outdoor fabric thoroughly.
• Bleach can have harmful effects on the natural environment. Please follow all safety and environmental precautions according to the bleach label.
• Never use a steamer, or steam iron on King outdoor fabric.
King strives to provide the ultimate in comfort and support in all of its furniture designs.
Over time, your new King sofa will exhibit a soft, lived in appearance. Using your furniture is the best way to achieve maximum comfort and the desired appearance. For the most consistent outcome, we recommend that loose seat and back cushions are rotated regularly for even wear.
If your sofa has feather cushions, these will require a little more attention. The soft feather blend in King cushions is secured in channels, similar to a superior quality bed doona. Channel lines may be slightly visible on the surface of some fabrics or leathers. This is a normal characteristic of high quality, soft feather blend cushioning.
King feather and Ultradown®* filled back and seat cushions need to be ‘plumped-up’ to maintain a neat appearance and shape. Pat the filling towards the centre area on seats and plump the back cushions regularly to ensure your cushions provide many years of comfort and support. Visit www.kingliving.com/support to learn more and watch a product care video demonstration.
*Ultradown® is a man made product exclusive to King. Made from specially selected grades of hollow microfibres, Ultradown® is blended and formed into cloud-like balls of varying density and size. Softer fibres deliver personal comfort while firmer fibres offer bounce-back shape resilience.
After years of enjoying your King furniture, it is comforting to know that the tailored covers can be easily removed and replaced for a fresh new look.
Removable covers allow you to change the appearance of your sofa whenever you feel like creating a whole new look. Unlike ordinary sofas, King never uses staples to attach fabric or leather to the frame. We use Velcro® fasteners, discreetly hidden beneath the base of the furniture, making it simple to professionally remove and replace the cover.
Contact your nearest King Showroom and our consultants will assist you with ordering replacement covers for your furniture.
King prides itself on using only the most premium fabrics and luxurious leathers that are made to last. For spot cleaning, please follow the instructions on page 10 for leather and page 12 for fabric. If your furniture requires a deeper clean, please contact King-Care® and we’ll make the necessary arrangements.
To help preserve the beauty of your rug we recommend vacuuming it once a week to avoid dust and dirt becoming embedded in the fibres.
You may notice upon delivery that the rug appears slightly different in colour or texture to the Showroom sample. Fibres may appear flattened and as a result a difference in colour from the rug in the showroom may be evident – this is a normal occurrence due to the packaging methods and transit time. Within a few days the fibres will acclimatise and return to the desired appearance – a light vacuum with a non-rotating vacuum head, will also assist with the recovery. Sometimes a rug may appear a very different colour depending on the angle you are viewing it from, this is due to the direction the fibres fall and is more pronounced on rugs made with Artsilk. Rotating the rug 180 degrees or viewing from both sides of the rug is necessary to determine the colour is correct. Showroom samples may appear slightly different than a brand-new rug due to the high foot traffic and UV exposure, but are a good indication of how your rug will wear over time.
Shedding is expected and very common with all rugs, more so where natural fibres are used such as linen or wool. Natural fibres are spun together, and small fragments of the fibre break off and gather together as the rug is used. Shedding can last up to 9 months but will lessen with use and time over that period. Regular vacuuming will help to reduce the amount of time shedding occurs.
In the event that an accidental spill has happened, or food has been dropped on your hand-crafted rug, time will be of the essence and there are some simple steps by which you can follow to avoid your rug being damaged further. Food or solids which have been accidentally dropped on your rug will need to be removed carefully. Scoop up the food with the dull edge of a knife or spoon ensuring that you do not increase the area that will require attention. Blot any remaining evidence of the food or liquid spill to extracting as much as possible prior to cleaning the area further. The cloth or towel should be replaced regularly. Do not rub this area as this will spread the liquid or residue, and the area impacted will become much larger to clean and could damage the pile of your rug.
Wool Blends – Spot clean as needed using a damp (not wet) cloth with plain water; don’t use soap or cleaning products, as they could damage or fade the rug.
Viscose/Artsilk – Spot clean immediately with white paper towel; never use liquids on viscose rugs as they are highly absorbent and may cause irreparable damage to the fibre.
As a natural product, timber veneer can feature variations in the grain, which adds to the style and personality of this material. No two trees are exactly the same.
Caring for timber is just as important as caring for fabrics and leathers. Gentle dusting with a clean microfibre cloth will help maintain the beauty of your timber veneer. King also recommends placing your timber veneer furniture away from excess heat and/or humidity, as this may cause the veneer to crack or warp as it expands and contracts due to temperature variations.
Keep your timber veneer furniture in pristine condition by avoiding exposure to direct sunlight or ultra violet light, which may cause discolouration or deterioration of the surface. Also place protective padding between the timber veneer and any object placed on it.
This should be thicker for heavy, hot or abrasive objects that may severely damage the wooden surface. We recommend using coasters to protect the surface from glassware.
To minimise scratches avoid dragging objects across the surface. We also recommend not writing directly on top of timber veneer surfaces as pen or pencil marks may show.
Clean any spills immediately, do not allow nail polish remover, hair spray, perfume or strong corrosive solvents to come in contact with the timber veneer, and do not use any chemicals, detergents or any product containing silicon to clean timber veneer.
Timber is a beautiful natural product that has unique characteristics, including grain and colour variations.
Natural materials like timber are vulnerable to expansion and contraction from changing temperatures. King recommends placing timber furniture away from direct sunlight to avoid warping and discolouration.
Regular cleaning and dusting will help to keep the surface in top condition. Once a month use a proprietary brand of furniture polish to protect the surfaces and nourish unsealed timber.
Be sure to test the polish on an inconspicuous area before use and follow application instructions carefully.
Do not use polishes containing silicon or products that leave a greasy film, and avoid general cleaning products on timber surfaces.
To minimise scratching timber surfaces, avoid dragging objects across the surface.
Hot or cold objects such as drinks or bottles, placed directly onto surface may leave marks. We recommend using a coaster or other form of protection.
The stylish finish of stainless steel requires some upkeep to maintain its reflective beauty.
Although not guaranteed to remain free from corrosion, following these instructions can help to maintain the finish of your stainless steel.
When cleaning, wipe with a damp cloth and dry the surface thoroughly. To remove day to day marks, mild soap and water should be sufficient. More stubborn stains can be removed with commercial grade cleaners suitable for use on stainless steel. Attend to the stain gently to avoid scratching the surface, and do not use abrasive cleaners on stainless steel pieces as these can permanently dull or damage the finish of the surface.
Completely remove all cleaner residue and use a reputable brand of stainless steel polish to protect the surface from corrosion, to create an “as new” shine. When using specific purpose cleaning products please avoid contact with any fabric or leather on your furniture.
Chromium plated steel furniture can have a long-lasting, lustrous finish if it’s well cared for and regularly cleaned.
Gently wipe away dust and dirt, being careful not to scratch the surface. We recommend cleaning with mild soap and warm water (max 40ºC/ 104°F), using a clean sponge or cloth. Then rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth.
Completely remove all cleaner residue and use a reputable brand of chromium plated steel polish to protect the surface from corrosion and to create an “as new” shine. When using specific purpose cleaning products please avoid contact with any fabric or leather on your furniture.
To ensure a long lasting, high quality finish, do not expose chromium plated steel to general cleaning products, water or salt air. Avoid silverware and brass cleaners as they may scratch and permanently damage the coating and never use steel wool (wire wool) to clean chromium plated steel.
Initial setup and continued care and maintenance of your marble
Marble is a natural product. Whilst all King stone products are sealed, marble that comes into contact with acidic substances including coffee, citrus, wine, tomatoes, alcohol and juice can cause etching. Etching can also be caused by water. Different to a stain, etching is actually a corrosive reaction to the stone, which removes its surface layer to reveal the raw marble beneath. Think of it as burning the top layer of the marble. As a result, the exposed area is lighter and duller than it previously was. A stain on the other hand, occurs when a liquid penetrates the marble and causes discolouration within the stone.
General Care and Precautions
• Use coasters and boards to prevent food and drink coming into direct contact with the marble wherever possible.
• Any substance that comes into contact with your marble should be absorbed immediately with a clean, damp cloth.
• Do not place hot items directly on the stone surface, we recommend the use of boards, trivets or mats
Note: Always test the cleaner or cleaning chemical you intend to use on a small inconspicuous area first.
General guidelines for stain removal:
1. Remove any loose debris
2. Blot spills; wiping the area will spread the spill
3. Flush the area with plain water and mild soap and rinse several times.
4. Dry the area thoroughly with a soft cloth.
5. Repeat as necessary.
6. If the stain persists use the ‘Stain Index’ on page 29 as a guide to troubleshoot
We apply penetrative sealers and waxes depending on the type of marble during production to reduce the porosity of the stone, this means quickly wiped spills are less likely to etch the marble. It is important to note that etching can occur even with the best sealer’s. Etch marks are caused by acidic substances left on the surface of the stone. Some materials will etch the finish but not leave a stain whilst others will do both.
1. Refer to the ‘Stain Index’ on page 29 of this document and remove the stain using the appropriate method outlined for the stain type.
2. Spritz the surface with fresh water and apply a marble polishing powder (These powders are readily available from your local hardware store)
3. Rub the powder onto the stone with a damp cloth or by using a buffing pad. Continue buffing until the etch mark disappears and the marble surface shines.
Note: For deep etching contact your local stone restorer for refinishing or repolishing etched areas that you cannot reverse.
Unfortunately, etching is difficult to reverse on marble once it has occurred as it’s a chemical reaction.
It is quite difficult to completely remove set in stains from marble. Using the products and methods outlined in the ‘Stain Index’ should considerably improve the appearance of the stained marble surface however, a marble poultice can assist in drawing out and removing deep stains. Poultice materials include powdered chalk, white moulding plaster, talc or baking soda.
Note: Always test the poultice you intend to use on a small inconspicuous area first;
1. Mix your chosen poultice material with water, or the substance(s) listed in the ‘Stain Index’ to form a thick paste.
2. Spritz the stained area with clean, fresh water
3. Spread a thin layer of the poultice (0.5cm) over the stained area using a plastic spatula
4. Cover the poultice with plastic wrap and tape it in place
5. Let the poultice stay on the site for about 24 to 48 hours, so that it can dry out completely. The liquid cleaner or chemical will draw out the stain into the absorbent material during the drying process
6. When the paste is fully dry, use a cloth soaked in warm, soapy water to wipe away the paste Note: Do not scrape the poultice off, as you risk scratching the marble surface.
7. Rinse with clean water and buff dry with a soft microfibre cloth
8. If the stain is still visible, repeat the entire process.
Several applications may be necessary, depending on the type of the stain and the time it has had to set in. Applying a poultice will certainly yield good results, considerably improving the appearance of the stained marble surface.
However, some stains may not be completely removed. If the stain doesn’t come out after three (3) poultice applications consult professional stone refinishers.
Stain Types: Cosmetics, Grease, Tar, Cooking Oils and/or Milk
Identifier: An oil-based stain will darken the stone and normally must be chemically dissolved so the source of the stain can be flushed or rinsed away.
Removal: Clean gently with a soft, liquid cleanser, a household detergent, ammonia, mineral spirits or acetone.
Stain Types: Coffee, tea, fruit, paper, food, flora and/or foliage
Identifier: May cause a pinkish-brown stain and may disappear after the source of the stain has been removed.
Removal: A solution of 12% hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of ammonia can be used to remove the stain. Once removed flush out the solution with fresh water.
Warning: Hydrogen peroxide may lighten the appearance of darker stones.
Stain Types: Iron, Rust, Copper and/or Bronze
Identifier: Iron or rust stains are orange to brown in colour and follow the shape of the staining object such planters, trays and/or metal furniture. Metal stains result from the action of moisture between metal and stone surfaces
Removal: Metal stains must be removed with a poultice. (See section on Marble Poultice)
Note: Deep-seated, rusty stains are extremely difficult to remove, and the stone may be permanently stained.
Stain Types: Pen, paint and/or ink
Removal: Light coloured stones can be cleaned using hydrogen peroxide whilst dark stones can be cleaned using acetone. Paint that has caked onto the surface can be carefully scraped off using a razor blade.
Note: Latex and acrylic paints do not cause staining. Oil-based paints, putty, caulks and sealants may cause an oil-based stain. Refer to the section ‘Oil-Based’ for removal instructions.
Warning: Do not use paint thinners as these can etch the surface of the stone.
Slight surface scratches may be buffed with dry 0000 steel wool. Deeper scratches and chips and or gouges in the surface of the stone should be repaired and re-polished by a professional.
When everything is at your fingertips, relaxing on your sofa is much more enjoyable.
Available on selected sofa designs, Smart Pockets® can be positioned on the arms and back of your sofa, and can store magazines, books, remote controls as well as clever space-saving Smart Pocket® Accessories.
Create the perfect reading lighting for when you’re relaxing on your sofa. Beautifully designed with 360 degree rotation.
Keep everything at hand with the stylish swivel table, available in a range of timber veneer or marble finishes.
Charge your Qi enabled smart devices, including your mobile phone and tablets.
Create the ultimate entertainment hub with the Speaker Bracket, specifically designed for the Sonos Play:1 and Sonos One speaker.
Order online www.kingliving.com or at your nearest King Showroom.
Unlike traditional mattresses, King Sleep+ mattresses have been designed to allow full access to all components to easily clean and maintain your mattress throughout.
Each layer of the mattress is easily accessible for cleaning by simply unzipping the various compartments. Fit Covers can be unzipped and washed separately when required (please follow instructions below).
To clean and refresh your Sleep+ Mattress, simply unzip and remove the top Comfort Layer and gently vacuum inside the mattress using the upholstery cleaning attachment. For localised soiling, the area affected should be treated immediately.
King uses the highest quality materials in Sleep+ Mattresses that are designed to conform and adjust to your unique body shape. Indentations should be considered as normal.
Treatment for localised soiling: the area affected should be sponged gently using a natural wool detergent or mild soap flakes in lukewarm water, followed by two spongings with clean lukewarm water. Lightly compress the treated area between two towels to absorb excess water, and spread out flat to dry in a shady area.
Fit Covers should not be hung to dry. For WarmFit Covers, detach controller switch(es) before attempting to clean. Pilling may naturally occur however this does not affect the comfort or performance of the fabric.
To completely refresh your Fit Covers, unzip from the mattress and hand wash in warm water with a neutral wool detergent. Alternatively, Fit Covers can be machine washed on a gentle cycle, 40°C/104°F (30°C/ 86°F for WarmFit) when required. For WarmFit Covers, detach controller switch(es) before attempting to clean.
Fit Covers may be tumble dried - cold, for 15 minutes maximum or line dry over several clothes lines. Do not use pegs on WarmFit heating wires. Do not bleach, do not dry clean and do not iron Fit Covers.
Fit Please note that the connections to WarmFit Covers must always be kept free of moisture.
Take the appropriate action to ensure your furniture is safe and secure in your home. King Living recommends that you anchor and secure your furniture to the floor and/or wall to avoid it becoming a toppling hazard.
Refer to your King Living product Assembly Instructions to learn more about anchoring your furniture unit. If you are unsure or need to order an additional or replacement anchor kit, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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