For many of us there really isn’t anything quite as luxurious as the smell and feel of leather furniture.

Its natural qualities mean it is warm in the winter yet cool in the summer.

Purchasing good quality leather furniture is an excellent investment. In many instances, it matures beautifully like a quality wine. It does need to be well maintained if you are to get the best out of it, however.

Here are some tips:

Keeping Leather Clean & in Good Condition

• Leather is liable to fade, crack or stiffen if placed too close to heat sources. Keep it away from radiators and lit fireplaces and do not place in direct sunlight.
• Keep it clean by dusting with a clean cloth every couple of weeks.
• When cleaning, vacuum in the creases and along the bottom.
• If dirt has built up, use a soft damp cloth to wipe down the surfaces.
• If you wish you can apply a good leather conditioner every six months.

Dealing with Spills, Scratches & Stains

• Use a dry cloth to soak up any spillages. Always pat or blot rather than wiping to ensure you catch all the moisture instead of spreading it.
• Do not use hard soap, solvents, detergents or ammonia to clean stains and beware of using too much water. All of these can cause staining or other damage.
• Leather scratches easily so be careful with sharp implements. If it does get scratched use a dry chamois to try and erase the mark. If that does not work try using distilled water and blotting with a dry cloth.

For particularly bad stains or scratches that you just cannot remove, consult a professional leather specialist.

If you live in the Gloucestershire area and are thinking about investing in leather furniture then why not call in and see us at the Furniture Factory Outlet to see what we have to offer.

Great News!

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We’re working within the new Coronavirus Government Guidelines and are here to help.


Here at the Furniture Factory Outlets, we take seriously your safety and the safety of our staff during the Coronavirus pandemic. With this in mind, we have reopened our showroom to the public following these strict guidelines.


If you would like to visit us we have a few guidelines to bear in mind during your visit …

  • We ask that you keep at least 2 metres apart from other people in order to keep within the social distancing measures
  • We will have hand sanitisers available for you to use upon entry of our showroom
  • We are only permitting 10 people in our showroom at any one time, so queuing may be possible upon arrival. (with groups of no more than 2 people)
  • If you are showing any symptoms at all relating to the Coronavirus, please do not visit us, please just call us with your enquiry; we’re here to help


If you would prefer a private viewing in the showroom, please call us to book so that we can arrange this for you.


What about my delivery?
Don’t worry, we are still delivering. Our drivers have received training on social distancing measures. We ask that you stay at least 2m away from them throughout the delivery and we are supplying them with personal protective equipment where necessary. Our delivery drivers will have hand sanitisers with them for thorough hand sanitising. Please note that if our driver(s) feel that you are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms, then we reserve the right to politely refuse delivery until a later date.


Can you leave our delivery elsewhere rather than coming into our home?
Absolutely we can. If this is something that you would prefer we can deliver to your garage or your drive/doorstep and give you advice regarding getting it into your home safely and any assembly details if needed. If you prefer not to sign for the delivery, we can simply take a photo of the furniture outside your home/in your garage for proof of delivery.
We are trying our very best to give you, our customers a great service during this time, so if you have any queries, please feel free to contact us on 07770 963344 or on 01452 741880 after June 15th 2020.


We look forward to seeing you soon, stay safe.