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Vacuum and Brushing England Furniture

A regular weekly vacuum prevents the accumulation of dust and dirt within the fabric. The vacuum of England Furniture should be gentle but thorough.  Aggressive abrasion of the vacuum head over the face of the fabric can cause yarn fibers to break and tear.

Do not use a  rotating brush or beater bar attachment.  Light brushing with a soft bristle brush is best for the gentle removal of any accumulated soil.

A weekly vacuum of the upper surfaces with a monthly full surface vacuum and brush works well under conditions of normal utilization. The monthly full surface vacuum and brush is an excellent opportunity to remove the cushions and vacuum the seat deck of any dirt, fiber, or other particles that may have accumulated.  The cushions should be turned and rotated when placed back into position.

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Spot Clean England Furniture

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Cleaning your England Furniture Company product


If spills result in a stain, spot cleaning is best for removal. Before spot cleaning, it is important to know the fabric cleaning code.  The cleaning code provides specific information regarding fabric cleaning methods recommended by the Joint Industry Standards Committee.

Manufacturers, based on information from their fabric sources and laboratory testing, add an alphabetical symbol to each new fabric swatch denoting the cleaning method. Symbols and their meanings adopted by the Joint Committee are as follows:

Code “W” Clean only with water based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. Do not over wet. Do not use solvents to spot clean. Pile fabrics may require brushing to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed and laundered.

Code “S”
Clean only with dry cleaning solvent. Do not saturate. Do not use water. Pile fabrics may require brushing to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed and dry cleaned.

Code “SW”
Clean with shampoo, foam or dry cleaning solvents as desired. Do not saturate with liquid. Pile fabrics may require brushing to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed to launder or dry clean.

Code “X”
Do not clean with either water or solvent based cleaner. Use vacuuming or light brushing only.


It is extremely important to pre-test your cleaning method on a hidden area of the fabric to determine if the colors bleed or if the fabric shrinks. When in doubt, seek the help of a professional furniture cleaner.




The fabric cleaning code for England Furniture can be found on the law label typically located on the seat deck or the underside of the frame.

Routine care and maintenance of England Furniture keeps it looking fresh and vibrant while providing full longevity to the fabric, cushions and overall condition. These steps, along with periodic professional cleaning, can provide many years of comfort, pleasure and satisfaction with your furniture selection.


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England Furniture Joins Marathon


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The 2015 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon was held over the weekend. Two members of the England Running Team were present among the 7,000 runners.

Congratulations to Monroe Slusher & Leah Mize!

Thank you for representing England Furniture!

England Furniture: Plant 6 Achieves 10 Years with No Lost Time Accidents

On June 9, 2014, England Furniture’s Plant 6 attained a significant safety milestone by going 10 years without a time lost accident. Given the nature of the work – and the type of equipment used at Plant 6, our woodcutting facility – England Furniture considers this a proud and huge achievement. Plant Manager (Jerry Blair), and the England Furniture employees at this plant, deserve our recognition of a job well done. Plant 6 personnel enjoyed a steak lunch at the Plant 8 cafeteria, the receipt of a WOW tee-shirt commemorating the date, individual monetary rewards, and a drawing for additional furniture prizes.  Hearty expressions of appreciation from England Furniture management accompanied the festivities.  Judging by the pictures taken at the meal, everyone welcomed a chance to take a break from the daily routine and to get ready to work toward the next no lost time goal of 11 years. We are all keeping our fingers crossed for Jerry and his crew. Go Plant 6!

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England Furniture Reviews Winter Care Tips for Wood Furniture

When the weather outside is cold you and your family may not being the only ones suffering. Wooden furniture has three archenemies: heat, sunlight and, low humidity . All three of them can work their hardest against your furniture during cold winter months.

england-furniture-review-winter-care-furniture-tipsHeat from nearby fireplaces, a hot air vent or radiator can be more extreme than the heat of summer. Avoid placing solid hardwood furniture directly in front of radiators or other heat sources. While the temperatures in your home is likely lower than during the summer months, some areas of your home are much warmer. Use care when placing your furniture in any given room and do not block a heat vent.

Sun damage can occur during any time of the year. Consistent, direct, intense sunlight can bleach a fine wood tabletop. To prevent such damage rotate the furniture in the room periodically. If that’s not possible rotate the individual piece (or pieces) in place and occasionally move accessory items to avoid the possibility of marks on the surface.

Indoor winter air can be extremely dry. As cold air is brought in and warmed to room temperature, its capacity to absorb is greatly multiplied. This “thirsty air” draws moisture from all kinds of sources. Consider a humidifier to keep your home’s relative humidity around 30 percent. Also keep in mind that sudden changes in humidity are not good for wood furniture. Try to keep the humidity levels as consistent as possible whenever possible.

Finally, heat, sunlight and low humidity aren’t the only culprits during winter. If you have snow, salt and/or cinders on your gloves be sure to not touch wooden furniture with them.

England Furniture Reviews Some Living Room Furniture Arrangement Tips

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How your furniture is situated in the living room should be flexible enough to handle various activities. Start your furniture arrangement plan by listing all the activities you expect to take place then list the furniture and equipment you’ll need to make sure each function is possible.

Furniture arrangement is the art of establishing working relationships between individual pieces of furniture, all within a given room’s context. There are some general guidelines that exist to help you narrow down the endless possibilities. Keep the following suggestions in mind:

  • Experiment by leaving one wall completely free of furniture. This is especially important when the wall flanks a walkway.
  • If the front door to your house opens directly into your living room consider shielding your living room by placing a standing, folding screen at right angles to the wall.
  • Arrange traffic in such a way that it does not pass between people and the television.
  • Large living rooms can feel alienating. Treat it as though it were different small spaces. Create more than one intimate seating – or activity area – within the large room.
  • Group chairs a three to four feet apart. A classic, and comfortable, seating arrangement is a sofa flanked by two comfortable, upholstered chairs. Place a table near each chair for holding refreshments, glasses, your iPad, etc.
  • Place furniture so its lines are parallel to the wall. This creates a greater sense of unity. Furniture that is placed on the diagonal creates excitement and contrast.
  • Make the most of unusual living room space by building furniture (shelves, consoles, etc.) into the room. You can’t take them with when you move, of course, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

England Furniture Reviews Some Wood Furniture Care Tips

england-furniture-wood-care-tipsEngland Furniture offers a wide selection of wooden offerings and the proper care and maintenance of these England Furniture items can help you maintain your investment for years to come. Consider the following tips when taking care of your wooden furniture.

1. Keep your furniture out of the sun!
The temperature of a summer sun coming through your window can go well beyond 140 degrees. This heat can cook fine finishes on the wood. This results in fading and it can dry out and shrink the wood, thus leading to cracks.

2. Keep wood furniture away from dry heat!
Dry heat causes wood to dry and shrink which leads to cracking so keep wooden furniture away from any source of dry head including heating units and vents. In the drier months consider using a humidifier and bring the moisture up to the 40 to 45 percent level.

3. Grab some shoe polish!
For a quick-fix touch up, use the appropriate color shoe polish on scratches and chips. Many people use this trick especially on the feet of furniture.

4. Say goodbye to rings and spots!
There are several ways to remove the white hazy ring or spot that hot coffee mugs or hot food containers leave behind. The least invasive way is to rub it with a mild abrasive, such as non-gel toothpaste mixed with baking soda or try cooking oil mixed with ashes. Rub it in a small spot with your finger or then use a soft cloth on larger areas.

5. Wood isn’t hungry!
You cannot feed furniture with polishes and oils. No matter what some may suggest, wood cannot be fed or nourished or enriched with oils and polishes. Once wooden furniture has a protective finish placed over it the wood is sealed. Oils and polishes will not penetrate through this finish.