Many people may wonder if their bedding collects dust as much as the headboard of a bed does. It does, and it can cause a lot of damage to a bed if it is not cleaned regularly. A foam headboard is made up of a very dense foam core covered in a variety of materials including felt, leather, vinyl, and a combination of various synthetics. When you buy a headboard, especially one made of foam, you are purchasing that material specifically so that it will stay dust free for many years. Most headboards will be made with a lifetime guarantee, but it is important to keep this in mind when making your purchase.
One thing to keep in mind about fabric headboards is that even the best materials can suffer from wear and tear, especially if you use them in a high traffic room. A headboard made out of a fancy, top quality fabric may actually last longer if it is cleaned regularly and is properly maintained. This includes using a dusting system that can remove the dirt and dust particles that collect on a regular basis. It also includes giving the headboard a thorough wash down each time it is used. Some cleaners and stain removers that are designed for use on fabrics like these are specially formulated to work well on all types of fabrics, and will not leave any type of residue behind.
Some people wonder whether or not they should purchase solid wood as opposed to the less expensive acrylic wood headboards. For those that do not have woodworking experience, it can be quite difficult to tell the difference between acrylic and solid wood. Acrylic wood headboards tend to be lighter than solid woods and have a tendency to chip more easily.
Some people believe that a headboard made from upholstery fabric can collect dust, but actually this is not true. In fact, upholstery fabric is very easy to keep clean and maintain. With a little bit of regular cleaning, a fabric headboard will last a long time without accumulating any dust or other types of residue. Many manufacturers recommend that you clean a fabric headboard once a month in order to remove any dirt or dust that may have accumulated over the years.
When selecting an upholstery shampoo to use when cleaning your headboard, it is important to make sure that you choose one specifically for fabric blends. Some shampoos are designed for use on fabrics such as silk and lace, and while these fabrics are easy to care for, they are generally not as gentle on wooden surfaces. If you do purchase a shampoo designed for use on wooden surfaces, it is important to read the ingredients carefully so that you do not use any harsh chemicals. Many times a good steam cleaning of the fabrics will take care of any dirt or dust that may have collected over the years. If you still see signs of dust accumulation after cleaning the headboard, it is recommended that you purchase a new upholstery shampoo in order to avoid the continued build up of dust.
Do fabric headboards hold stains better than hardwoods? Most people report that the answer to this question is yes; a headboard made of solid wood does better than one that is made from a composite material. It is also best to select a high quality upholstery shampoo that is designed for use on wooden surfaces. These types of products are made with a high level of moisture resistant properties, which allows them to resist staining over time. In addition, these products generally contain mildew inhibitors, which kill off existing mold and mildew, which help to prevent stains from occurring in the future.