Material Care Instructions

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Care Instructions

 

Solid wood / Veneers
As wood is a natural product, it may change and move depending on the temperature and humidity of the environment it is placed or stored in. Optimum conditions for the storage and placement of furniture is between 18-35C with a humidity level of 45-55%. We recommend the use of temperature and humidity control in more dry, hot, cold or humid environments. Do not place furniture in direct sunlight to avoid discolouration over time. As each tree is unique, figures and grains of each solid wood element may vary depending on the lifecycle and nature of the particular species.

Untreated and lacquered wood
Regularly use a soft, lint free and slightly damp cloth to remove dust or marks. Immediately dry the cleaned area. Do not use abrasive or solvent based cleaners. Always clean in the direction of the wood texture. Any spillages should be wiped up immediately and dried to avoid permanent marks or mildew. Do not place furniture in direct sunlight to avoid discolouration over time.

Oiled, bleached, and waxed wood
Regularly use a soft, lint free and slightly damp cloth to remove dust or marks. Immediately dry the cleaned area. Do not use abrasive or solvent based cleaners. Always clean in the direction of the wood texture. Any spillages should be wiped up immediately and dried to avoid permanent marks or mildew. Do not place furniture in direct sunlight to avoid discolouration over time.

Protect and clean occasionally with paraffin oil-based products.

Wood Laminated or Coated with Melamine Resin
Regularly dust with an anti-static duster for daily care. Use a solution of luke warm soapy water to remove light staining with a clean, lint free cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners. Wax or furniture polish should not be used. Melamine resin is best cleaned with furniture suitable cleaning solvents in combination with a chamois leather. Any excess should be removed after cleaning with a clean, lint free cloth.

Fabric / Upholstery
Remove surface dust regularly with a vacuum cleaner on a low setting. Do not use any solvent based cleaning agents. Remove spillages with a soft, lint free cloth immediately by dabbing and wiping in a seam to seam direction. Use distilled/purified water to avoid any chalky stains. For other stains or damages consult with an upholstery cleaning
specialist.

Glass
Glass may be cleaned with a glass cleaner. Do not use abrasive or solvent based cleaners. Coasters or mats should be used to avoid accidental surface scratches.

Metal
Regularly use a soft, lint free and slightly damp cloth to remove dust or marks. Immediately dry the cleaned area. Do not use abrasive or solvent based cleaners.

Polished Marble or Stone Care instructions
Quarried stone or marble contains natural fissures and colour variations and as such no two natural materials will be the same. These variations and features are not considered defects as they underline the natural and individual characteristics of the material. Despite the perceived hardness and durability of stone and marble their surfaces remain porous even when polished and may be stained by liquids or foods. A glass cleaner or soap and water solution may be used to maintain the stone or marble surfaces.

We recommend regularly polishing these materials with clean, neutral wax. For best results use a product containing Carnauba wax. Waxing will help to protect the surface from stains caused by water or liquids.

Synthetic leather
Dust regularly and use a slightly damp sponge periodically. Use a lint free cloth with a little soapy water to remove stains. Persistent stains can be removed by carefully using a furniture suitable cleaning solvent. Test any solvent on a small inconspicuous area for testing before cleaning any marked or stained areas. Always clean in a seam to seam direction.

Paintings / Wall Art
Dust periodically using a soft, dry artists brush with light movements. Do not use any cleaning solutions. Do not place artwork in humid environments such as bathrooms and try and ensure a consistent environment in terms of humidity and heat. Do not place artwork directly over radiators or other heat sources as this may cause movement, warping or cracking to the frame, paint or canvas. To keep the colours in your paintings looking as new for longer, do not place the artwork in direct sunlight as this may cause fading of the pigments in the paint over time.