Furniture Care Guide

General Care:
Please ensure that your furniture is used as it was intended. Do not sit on arms of chairs and lounges, do not sit or stand on table tops, do not stand on chairs, and do not pivot on the back legs of chairs.


Sunlight:
As with any product, prolonged exposure of furniture to direct sunlight will harm it. Direct exposure to sunlight will cause leather and fabrics to fade and may also cause excessive drying. Direct exposure to sunlight will cause timber products, particularly doors, tops and side panels to warp.


Leather and Fabric Furniture: 
If you are removing any protective wrapping do not use any sharp tools which could damage the leather or other upholstered covering. If you move your lounge do not lift or drag it by the cushions which are sewn into the frame. The correct way to move it is by lifting the lounge, at each end, from the base. Please do not sit on the armrests and backrests. They are not designed for seating and could potentially damage the frame.
Do not expose any part of the lounge to direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to direct or intense sunlight may cause leather to fade as well as excessive drying and cracking. Ensure that every edge or part of the lounge is placed at least 50cm away from any heat source, including electric or gas heaters. Never use solvents, abrasives, shoe or saddlery care products. Only ever use industry recommended fabric & leather care products suitable for the type of fabric or leather.
Dye transfer is an effect of some types of dyes. Denim and coloured synthetic fabrics, combined with the heat and friction of use, may transfer dye to the covering of your lounge. This is not a manufacturing fault and it is best to avoid these types of clothes when using your lounge. Avoid chlorine or wet swimming costumes. Chlorine is a bleach which will damage the fibres of the leather and can contribute to water marks, mould and dye transfer.


Leather Upholstered Furniture: 
Regular maintenance is important to keep your leather looking its best. Dust gently with a soft cloth to keep it free of surface dirt. Noticeable soiling can be wiped with a clean, damp cloth. Take care not to soak or vigorously rub the leather and always wipe with a dry cloth after cleaning.
Never use detergent on the leather. Consult a specialist leather upholstery cleaner if badly soiled. Watch out for sharp objects, belt buckles and pets’ claws. Keep lounge out of direct sunlight to avoid fading. Place away from direct heat.


Fabric Upholstered Furniture: 
If thread becomes loose on the fabric, simply cut it off. Do not pull it. Dust is best removed using a low suction vacuum cleaner with the appropriate attachment. Clean all parts together as slight colour changes can sometimes occur. Do NOT use solvents, general cleaning fluids or any products containing silicone.
Avoid harsh brushing and sharp objects (rings, buckles, toys) as it will cause snagging of threads. Do not allow cats and dogs to walk on fabric upholstered furniture.


Lacquered and Timber Finishes: 
Natural timber and veneer finishes will show distinctive markings, patterns and colour variations which are evidence of being produced from genuine timber materials. Always use protective heat coverings to protect against hot objects. A tablecloth is not sufficient. Always use coasters when placing glasses, bottles or cups on the surface. Regularly clean surface by wiping with a non-abrasive, damp cloth.


Leather and PU Leather Tabletop Finishes:
Regular maintenance is important to keep your leather / PU leather looking its best. Dust gently with a soft cloth to keep it free of surface dirt. Noticeable soiling can be wiped with a clean, damp cloth. Take care not to soak or vigorously rub the leather and always wipe with a dry cloth after cleaning.
Never use detergent on the leather. Consult a specialist leather upholstery cleaner if badly soiled. Watch out for sharp objects, belt buckles and pets’ claws. Keep lounge out of direct sunlight to avoid fading. Place away from direct heat.
Always use protective heat coverings to protect against hot objects. A tablecloth is not sufficient.
Always use coasters when placing glasses, bottles or cups on the surface. Any liquid spills should be wiped clean immediately. Remove dirt and dust by wiping with a warm, damp cloth.


Chrome and Metal Finishes: 
Dust the surface regularly to avoid build-up of pollutants, which may cause the surface to rust. Only use a recognised brand of chrome polish, if necessary. Avoid contact with sharp or hard objects as this will cause scratching.


Glass:
Use a regular glass cleaner with an appropriate soft cloth for glass. Do not apply glass cleaner to surrounding areas or the frosted side of the glass. Always use a mat to avoid hot objects being in direct contact with glass. Avoid contact with sharp or hard objects as this will cause scratching. Never lift glass tops from the ends of a table as this will put unnecessary stress on the surface and may cause it to break.