Furniture Care Instructions
Simply dust with a soft cloth to avoid the surface looking dull. For dining tables, after a meal wipe the timber with a slightly damp but not wet cloth. For sticky / oily residue, use a weak solution of washing detergent and water, avoiding any abrasive or solvent-based cleaning products.
We recommend warm water with some washing up liquid and a non-abrasive cloth. Wring the cloth out so that it’s not dripping wet and wipe over. Follow up by drying off with a soft cloth such as a microfiber cloth. This stops general wear and tear and everyday marks from building up and making the surface look grubby.
With a soft cloth, go over your upholstery to brush off any dirt or dust that might have settled on the surface. To get into the nooks and crannies of your sofa, use a vacuum equipped with a soft brush attachment.
Next, use a damp cloth to wipe the upholstery of your sofa. It’s best to use distilled water if you can, as the chlorine in tap water can damage the finish on leather over time. Before you do this for the first time, test how your material takes to water on a part of the settee that is hidden from sight. Take great care not to soak your sofa, as leathers do not take kindly to large quantities of liquid.
At least once every two to four weeks, you should use a specialised cleaning product to treat and cleanse your sofa’s upholstery. Steer clear of using all-purpose wipes and sprays from the supermarket, as they can contain chemicals that can damage your sofa. Instead, use a soft cleaner that is proven and tested to work on leather.
Regularly vacuuming your fabric dining chairs to remove dirt, dust and crumbs is key. Removing these pieces of dirt once a week will stop them penetrating the fabric and keep it looking bright and fresh.
It is recommended that approximately twice a year you have the upholstered fabric on your dining chairs and lounges professionally cleaned. This is important if you want the best possible conservation of your fabric upholstered furniture.
In case of any spills, which are inevitable, the quicker you can set to work, the better. Stains or spillages left to fester will only cause worse damage and be harder to remove. Blot up as much excess liquid as possible with a clean towel or absorbent cloth. For coffee and tea stains, use equal parts white vinegar and alcohol and soak into a cloth. Then, dab the cloth gently over the stain. Lastly, press the area again with a dry absorbent cloth. For alcoholic drink stains, firstly dab the area with a clean cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol. Then, blot the stain with a mixture of cold water and liquid detergent. You may need to repeat these steps. Blot the area dry with a clean towel. Never use: bleach, ammonia, abrasive cleaning products, alkalis.
Although Sintered Stone is relatively easy to maintain, you should still clean it on a regular basis to keep it looking its best. Day-to-day cleans are not difficult, all you need to do is mix a neutral detergent with warm water and wipe over with a non-abrasive cloth. Ensure the detergent does not contain any wax nor create a glossy coat, and rinse it away with clean water once you are done. Be sure to dry the surface when finished.
Accidents involving coffee, cola or fruit juice should be mopped up with a multi-purpose, alkali-based cleaner. Wine spills require a cleaner containing an oxidising agent, whereas you will want to use an acid-based detergent for rust, ink and felt tip marks.
Hot water should never be used to avoid cracking.
Spillages of water and liquids should be cleaned and dried as soon as possible. Long term immersion may damage the surface of the stone. Avoid sharp or heavy objected being dragged across or dropped on to the surface.
Do not place high temperature objects such as pots or woks directly on to the stone surface. It is recommended that Insulation Matts or Pot Stands with rubber feet be used to protect the stone surface.
Avoid harsh sunlight
Many people don’t realise that extended exposure to sunlight and other heat sources is one of the root causes of dryness and cracking. Positioning your new furniture in a spot away from windows that get a lot of sunlight, fireplaces, air conditioning units or radiators can preserve the look and condition. Of course, it’s impossible for your settee to avoid light and heat completely, but minimising contact can really prolong its life.