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Care & Maintenance of Furniture

Wooden Chairs & Tables

Clean by wiping with a damp cloth using a mild cleaning liquid if required, then buff with a dry duster. Always blot spills immediately. We recommend you not to use sanitising spray on tops as it will damage polished surfaces. Avoid using bleach, chlorine or silicon-based products. Proprietary spray polishes should be used sparingly, otherwise a build-up can develop, especially on arms and backs. A proprietary cleaner can be used to remove residue.

Wooden Chairs & Tables
Wooden Table Tops

Wooden Table Tops

Although wooden tops are relatively heat-resistant, avoid putting really hot objects directly onto the surface (use heat-resistant mats). Avoid excessive heat from radiators and direct sunlight, as this can crack and warp furniture. Use place mats to avoid ceramic crockery scratching surfaces. Nuts and bolts on chairs and tables should be checked regularly for tightness.

Fabrics

Occasionally vacuum fabric lightly; dust removal may be improved by pre-brushing with a soft brush. Cleaning should be done by a reputable cleaning company and to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Regularly turn and interchange the positions of reversible cushions. Avoid exposing upholstered furniture to direct sunlight for long periods of time, as this may result in fading or degradation of the fabric.

Fabrics
Leather Upholstery

Leather Upholstery

Occasionally vacuum lightly before cleaning with a slightly damp cloth and mild detergent to remove dust and grime. Do not use chemical cleaners, sprays or polish. Any further treatment should only be done with products suitable for leather. Note: leather will naturally wear over time to create a natural patina. 

Marble & Granite Tops

Acidic and strongly coloured drinks (wine, citrus juices, coke, vinegar, tea, coffee etc), can etch into and permanently mark the surface. All spillages need to be wiped clean immediately, to prevent marking. Some ceramic crockery may scratch the surface, so we recommend the use of place mats. 

Marble & Granite Tops
Metal Tables & Chairs

Metal Tables & Chairs

Metal surfaces should be cleaned regularly to avoid permanent discolouration. Wipe with a slightly damp cloth and mild detergent and dry with a lint-free cloth. For stubborn stains use a non-abrasive cleaner such as baking soda, ensuring the cleaning product is rinsed off and the surface dried thoroughly. Chrome finishes should be polished using a standard liquid chrome cleaner. Stainless and brushed steel can be cleaned like other metal, then polished with a stainless steel polish or baby/olive oil. Ensure all assembly fixings, such as nuts and bolts, are checked regularly for tightness.