0. How long does it take to manufacture a sofa?
Our sofas are ready 30 days from the receipt of the order.
1. What material is the sofa frame made from?
All of the structures of our sofas are made of solid pine wood, particle board and MDF. And the most important thing, the thickness of these frames is 18 mm. This is what guarantees the longevity-strength of a sofa.
2. What is the density of the rubber of a sofa?
The rubber foams of the sofas are characterised for having a specific density. This density is measured in Kg. and it is no less than the kilos that a block of polyurethane-rubber foam of 1 cubic metres weighs.
The density of the foams is usually from 28 to 35 Kg. Greater density does not mean greater hardness, but increased durability and recovery, in other words, better quality. Within the same density is where you can find different levels of firmness. In any case, any rubber loses volume with time as a direct result of its use.
La densidad de las espumas suele ir de 28 a 35 kg. Mayor densidad no significa mayor dureza, sino mayor durabilidad y recuperación, es decir, mayor calidad. Dentro de una misma densidad es donde se pueden encontrar diferentes durezas. En cualquier caso, cualquier goma va perdiendo volumen con el paso del tiempo como consecuencia directa de su uso.
3. What type of sofas and compositions are there?
The traditional sofas are the 3 and 2 seaters as well as the armchair. In some models we also offer the in-between sofa of 2.5 seats and a larger one of 3.5 seats. The majority of our Avant-garde models offer an extensive modularity. This means that you can personalise your own sofa and create your custom composition. The sofa modules can be combined with other modules such as fixed chaise longue or chest, corner sofa, terminal chaise longue or split chaise longue.
The SOFA BED fulfils the same function as a normal sofa but it has a mechanism that enables it to turn into a bed. Most of our sofa beds have an ITALIAN MECHANISM (it isn’t necessary to remove the seats of backrests to open up the bed), with metal mesh and webbing on the seat.
And finally there are accessories that finalise the attractiveness or functionality of the sofa or composition: matching pouffes, chrome finishes on feet or small details, decorative cushions, folding headrests, chaise longues with chest, wireless relax, pull ours...all of this will depend on the model chosen.
4. What type of mattresses are there to put on a sofa bed?
We offer 3 types of mattress (from lower to higher quality). They are:
- * Mattress sealed and padded on both sides with rubber foam of 25Kg.
- * Mattress sealed and padded on both sides with high density rubber foam (HR-35kg.)
- * Mattress sealed and padded on both sides with a core of HR-35kg. and an upper layer of 3cm of viscoelastic.
5. What is a pull out, a folding headrest or a chaise longue?
The pull out is a mechanism that enables the seat of a sofa to be removed. This way the seat becomes longer. The folding or reclining headrest is a mechanism that enables the headrests of the sofa to be adjusted to different positions. This is ideal for watching TV or reading a book.
The settee or chaise longue is a longer piece than a normal seat; it always remains attached to a central seat (on the left- or right-hand side). The chaise longues can be fixed or they can have a chest underneath which enables you to store objects such as cushions or blankets, and they can even have a chest inside the arm.
6. What type of relax mechanisms are there?
In general, a relax enables the person who is sat on it to lied own since the footrest lifts up and the backrest reclines backwards. THE RELAX is MANUAL where the user is the person who directly opens the mechanism without any type of additional help. The force of the human body itself helps the opening. The relax often opens and stays fixed in a specific position that can vary from the pressure we put on it with our body.
On the other hand, the MOTORISED or ELECTRIC RELAX incorporates a motor (a light switch or rechargeable battery without wire is required) which lifts up the relax to the point the user wishes and without any human effort.
Most of these relax sofas are wall 0, in other words, the sofa remains close to the wall when you open the mechanism, there is no need for more space behind it. Sofas with relax often have footrests to the floor. But there are also relax mechanisms with hidden heel pad, so that the sofa remains elevated off the floor and appears much lighter.
There are relax armchairs which include an elevator or power-lift. As well as fulfilling the function of automatic motorised relax, they also enable the user to be lifted up until they are almost standing. This is ideal for older people or those with reduced mobility.
7. How should the covers for a fabric sofa be washed?
Each fabric has its own technical and washing characteristics, but in general we should bear in mind some basic advice such as: always wash in cold water at a temperature of 30º, use neutral detergents, wash the covers inside out, don’t dry them in direct sunlight, don’t use a tumble drier and never use bleach.
8. What are Aquaclean fabrics?
AQUACLEAN technology is a revolutionary treatment that enables stains to be cleaned simply by using a little bit of water. So, we have a very simple maintenance and in a minimum amount of time. Aquaclean Technology is an advanced protection for specific fabrics from the companies RUSTIKA and VISUAL. This treatment covers each fibre with an invisible molecular layer that prevents the dirt from penetrating the fabric. Other fabric suppliers use this technology but under other names such as Easyclean, Fácilclean, Totalclean, Only Water Clean… Aquaclean helps to get rid of most domestic stains (wine, dye, sauce, fat, mud, chocolate, cream...) This means we don't have to remove the covers of the seats or backrests to have to wash them by hand or in the washing machine.
9. Are there fabrics that are specifically for pets?
There are fabrics that offer ANTISCRATCH technology. The fibres that make up the fabric are covered in a special hard-wearing anti-scratch coating to prevent scratches from pets. The Rustika firm works with AQUACLEAN EXTREME fabrics which have a structure designed to facilitate cleaning and prevent snagging, and they also have a SAFE FRONT treatment that prevents the spreading of bacteria and mites.
10. What is the difference between leather and leatherette?
Sofas can be made of natural leather or synthetic leather (leatherette). Leather comes directly from an animal whilst leatherette is an artificial product that imitates leather. Evidently, leather is much warmer and more comfortable than leatherette.
Although leather is also more expensive and delicate. To find a balance between them both, sofas can be made of a combination of leather and leatherette. The latter is left for the parts of the sofa that are not in contact with the body such as the structure and the underbody.
11. Is leather a perfect product?
Leather is a product that comes directly from an animal. Therefore, it can show small marks, scratches, or blemishes. A good tanning respects the original properties of each hide. For this reason, these light imperfections are a symbol of its grandeur and authenticity. With time, the leather of a sofa keeps its qualities, but due to its natural characteristics of elasticity, the leather tends to loosen. That's why the creases that can appear with time shouldn’t be considered as a defect of the leather, but as the behaviour of a natural product.
12. How can I look after my leather sofa?
Leather is a flexible, hard wearing and breathable product. But to guarantee its longevity, you must bear in mind some small maintenance tips. You should avoid having the leather sofa near any sources of heat (such as heaters or radiators). You should also avoid direct exposure of the sofa to sunlight.
You shouldn’t use sharp or pointed objects on the sofa and you should avoid abrasions against the wall or other hard objects.
13. How do you clean a leather sofa?
Leather must be cleaned gently with a simple damp cloth and water. If there is a stronger stain you can add a little bit of neutral soap (PH5.5), rinse and leave it to dry outside. A big mistake is to clean the leather with products that have a benzene, trichloroethylene or alcohol base. These substances are not suitable for cleaning leather because they remove the protective film of the colour and the strength of the leather.
14. How can I keep my sofa looking like new?
Clearly, a sofa is a product that is used daily. This involves a natural wearing. Even so, we have to bear some advice in mind:
- Firstly, always wash the covers according to the advice for the fabric in question, which will depend on what it is made of. If it is a leather sofa, a damp cloth is enough. Never use creams or cleaning wipes. And especially avoid using chemicals or soaps.
- Secondly, try to fix the position of the seats and backrests daily to prevent deformations in the future. You should bear in mind that the fibre of the sofas that are found in the backrests, armrests and loose cushions, tends to “bunch up”. For this reason, you should regularly loosen it and put it in its place.
- Finally, avoid putting the sofa near sources of heat or being exposed to direct sunlight.