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to the entire Houston Area including the surronding cities.
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We have decades of experience in the upholstery business and we are able to do any job.
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Elegant Upholstery & Slipcovers makes the best hand-crafted custom slipcovers in the Houston Area.

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Caring for Slipcovers Made by Elegant Upholstery

Slipcovers are a wonderful addition to any home, offering both style and protection for your furniture. When it comes to caring for slipcovers made by Elegant Upholstery, it's important to follow the recommended cleaning instructions to ensure their longevity and maintain their elegant appearance.

Machine Washing of Custom Slipcovers:

Most slipcovers made by Elegant Upholstery are machine washable, making it easier to keep them clean and fresh. When you select the fabric, we will let you know which of our fabrics are machine washable. Follow these general guidelines for machine washing slipcovers:

  1. Close all zippers or fasten any buttons to prevent damage during the wash.
  2. Place the slipcover in the washing machine, ensuring it has enough space to move freely.
  3. Use a gentle cycle and cold water to protect the fabric. Hot water can cause minor residual shrinkage.
  4. It may be best to select a mild detergent that is suitable for delicate fabrics. This depends on your fabric though.
  5. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals that may damage the slipcover.
  6. Once the washing cycle is complete, Hang or lay the slipcover flat to air dry, avoiding direct sunlight or heat sources which may cause residual shrinkage.

Dry Cleaning Custom Slipcovers:

Pretty much any durable fabric can be used to make a slipcover. In other regions of the country it is common to use brocades or jacquards to make slipcovers. These fabrics are usually not machine washable and require professional dry cleaning. Refer to the Fabric Cleaning Codes article on this site. That being said, it is possible that you might select a fabric for your slipcover that is not machine washable and will require professional dry cleaning. 

It is not advisable to wash your slipcover in hot water or to put it in the dryer because of residual shrinkage no matter what the fabric is (there are some exceptions). Outdoor fabrics made out of solution-dyed acrylic such as Sunbrella or Outdura should not be washed in hot water and/or be put in the dryer. They will shrink excessively and become distorted!

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By following these guidelines, you can keep your slipcovers looking pristine and extend their lifespan, adding elegance and charm to your home for years to come.

 

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