With ease! Our microsuede is really durable, and machine washing works great. To preserve color, wash on cold with only Nugget pieces of the same color, and hang dry to prevent shrinking — we recommend using clear-color detergents like All's Free Clear. For the small stuff, you can spot clean with a moist cloth or a carpet/upholstery cleaner.
Accidents happen! Over the years, we've compiled a list of common stains from our Nuggeteers. We tested the following products on these stains to help you know what to reach for first! When spot cleaning, use these products with a damp washcloth and make sure to take the cover off before cleaning so that the stain isn't absorbed into your foam. After spot cleaning, wash your cover on cold by itself and hang to dry.
You can spot clean your foam by taking a wet rag and your favorite upholstery cleaner to the product — we've tested Folex and like it the best. Once you're done, make sure that your Nugget foam is completely dry before putting the covers back on. You can set the foam near a fan or open window to help speed up this process.
For future accidents, we highly recommend using Goodnites Pads to protect your foam. They're inexpensive and can be found at your local Target/Walmart. Check out this Instagram story for more info!
We chose not to waterproof the Nugget, because the sprays contain chemicals that many families choose to keep out of their homes. The Nugget fabric is thicker than most of our customers expect, able to hold small messes pretty well until you’re able to clean them up. We do know that accidents happen with little ones, though! To protect your foam, we suggest grabbing Goodnites Pads and zipping them between the fabric and foam of the cushion and base.
Like on any upholstery, fur can cling to it a bit, so many people like to match the color of the Nugget to hide it. But unlike on other furniture, fur is extra quick and easy to clear off! Vacuuming or swiping with a lint roller both work like a charm. You can pick up or flip each piece effortlessly, so there aren't any nooks and crannies and unreachable spots — only simple flat surfaces.
Feel free to bring the Nugget to dry outdoor places like the patio or deck, but don't leave it there. Direct outdoor sunlight fades the fabric colors, and the Nugget isn't waterproof — which will mean some soggy bottoms if rain clouds roll in.