General care for your furniture

A little time and effort goes a long way in extending the lifespan of your furniture. By following these basic care and maintenance guidelines, you'll be able to keep your furniture looking its best for longer.

  • Position your furniture away from heat and sunlight which can cause colour fading and surface degradation
  • Give your furniture a weekly clean to prevent dust build up. Use a soft, damp cloth and dry with a soft duster making sure no surfaces are left wet
  • Make sure any accidental spills on your furniture are dealt with immediately to prevent stains from setting in
  • Do not use scourers, abrasives, solvent based cleaners, detergents or corrosives to clean your furniture as these can cause surface damage
  • To keep your dining table looking its best, always use place mats to protect the table top from hot plates and to prevent scratches. Wipe clean after every use
  • Do not sit on your sofa arms as the extra weight can damage the frame
  • Flip and rotate your sofa cushions regularly to even out the wear
  • Do not place hot cups or plates directly onto your sofa as this can damage the upholstery
  • Be careful with sharp objects such as studs, buckles, jewellery, heels, toys or a pet's claws on your furniture as they can cause scratches or tears
  • Regularly tighten any bolts to avoid damage and maintain stability and strength
  • Do not drag your furniture when moving, instead lift and place it carefully
  • Always follow the care instructions that came with your furniture

Cleaning and caring for your natural wood furniture

Wood and veneer can have unique variations in colour, grain and knots - these are all characteristics of natural timber and not faults.

  • Position your furniture away from heat and sunlight which can cause colour fading and surface degradation
  • To keep your wooden dining table looking its best, always use place mats to protect the table top from hot plates and to prevent scratches. Wipe clean after every use
  • Make sure any accidental spills are dealt with immediately to prevent stains from setting in
  • Give your wooden furniture a weekly clean to prevent dust build up. Use a soft, damp cloth and dry with a soft duster making sure no surfaces are left wet
  • It's important to dust frequently as leaving dust to build up can cause tiny scratches that damage the wood finish
  • For stubborn stains or grease spots, dip a lint-free cloth in a solution of highly diluted dishwashing liquid and water then wring it out and gently wipe the area. Make sure you follow up with another rinse using a cloth dampened with only water then wipe with a dry cloth
  • Your wooden dining table will benefit from a deep, thorough clean once or twice a year. Start with wiping off any dust then dip a lint-free cloth in a gentle solution of water (1 cup) and white vinegar (3 tablespoons) to wipe your furniture, working from section to section. Avoid soaking the wood in water and always keep a dry, soft cloth on hand to wipe away any excess moisture
  • Restore the natural lustre of your wooden furniture with carnauba wax by buffing it in with firm, circular motions for a gentle shine. If you don't have wax, you can make an easy homemade polish by mixing vinegar (1 tablespoon) with olive oil (3 tablespoons)
  • If you have a watermark on your wooden table, it's very likely that it's not set in the wood but in the wax layer instead. Try rubbing it with mayonnaise to lift the stain out
  • For ink or paint marks, try a homemade paste of baking soda (1 tablespoon) and water (about a teaspoon) - apply it to your wooden furniture with a soft cloth and rub until the stain disappears
  • Do not use scourers, abrasives, solvent based cleaners, detergents or corrosives as these can cause surface damage
  • Be careful with sharp objects such as studs, buckles, jewellery, heels, toys or a pet's claws on your natural wood furniture as they can cause scratches
  • Regularly tighten any bolts to avoid damage and maintain stability and strength
  • Do not drag your furniture when moving, instead lift and place it carefully
  • Always follow the care instructions that came with your furniture

Cleaning and caring for your marble effect or high gloss furniture

Keep your marble effect table or high gloss furniture looking its best for longer with these maintenance guidelines.

  • Position your furniture away from heat and sunlight which can cause colour fading and surface degradation
  • To keep your marble effect or high gloss table looking its best, always use place mats to protect the table top from hot plates and to prevent scratches. Wipe clean after every use
  • Make sure any accidental spills are dealt with immediately to prevent stains from setting in
  • Give your marble effect table or high gloss furniture a weekly clean to prevent dust build up. Use a soft, damp cloth and dry with a soft duster making sure no surfaces are left wet
  • Do not use scourers, abrasives, solvent based cleaners, detergents or corrosives as these can cause surface damage
  • Be careful with sharp objects such as studs, buckles, jewellery, heels, toys or a pet's claws on your marble effect table or high gloss furniture as they can cause scratches
  • Regularly tighten any bolts to avoid damage and maintain stability and strength
  • Do not drag your furniture when moving, instead lift and place it carefully
  • Always follow the care instructions that came with your furniture

Cleaning and caring for your glass or mirrored furniture

Keep your glass table or mirrored furniture looking its best for longer with these maintenance guidelines.

  • Position your furniture away from heat and sunlight which can cause colour fading and surface degradation
  • To keep your glass table looking its best, always use place mats to protect the table top from hot plates and to prevent scratches. Wipe clean after every use
  • Make sure any accidental spills are dealt with immediately to prevent stains from setting in
  • Give your glass table a weekly clean to prevent dust build up. Use a soft, damp cloth and dry with a soft duster making sure no surfaces are left wet
  • Use a 50:50 ratio of white vinegar and water to remove stubborn stains on your glass table or mirrored furniture. Spray the solution generously onto a lint-free cloth to clean the glass surface then wipe it dry with a paper towel. If you don't have a lint-free cloth like microfibre, crumpled newspaper works just as well for spotless results
  • If your glass table has acquired a cloudy or filmy look over time, it may need a deeper clean. You can do this by mixing a solution of water (1 cup), rubbing alcohol (1 cup) and white vinegar (about 1 tablespoon or so) in your spray bottle, and wiping your table down as before. This mixture should restore the shine and get rid of the film
  • When cleaning, pay special attention to drying any wood or metal features on your glass table to prevent rust or surface damage
  • To prevent streaks, wipe in broad 'S' patterns or circular motions
  • Do not use scourers, abrasives, solvent based cleaners, detergents or corrosives as these can cause surface damage
  • Be careful with sharp objects such as studs, buckles, jewellery, heels, toys or a pet's claws on your glass table or mirrored furniture as they can cause scratches
  • Do not place heavy items on your glass table as this could chip the surface
  • Regularly tighten any bolts to avoid damage and maintain stability and strength
  • Do not drag your furniture when moving, instead lift and place it carefully
  • Always follow the care instructions that came with your furniture

Cleaning and caring for your bonded and faux leather furniture

What is bonded leather?

Made from a combination of real and faux leather, bonded leather offers the appearance of genuine leather at a more affordable price. An eco-conscious option that reduces waste, the latest bonded leathers are water-resistant, easy to clean and available in a wide range of colours and textures.

How to clean and care for your bonded leather furniture

  • Position your bonded leather furniture away from heat and sunlight which can cause colour fading and surface degradation
  • Excessive perspiration and oily residue from cosmetics and hair products can damage bonded leather if left to accumulate. Clean any surface contact as soon as possible to prevent permanent stains
  • Dust and vacuum weekly with the appropriate upholstery attachment
  • Make sure any accidental spills are dealt with immediately. Don't rub the stain as this could spread it further - carefully blot the stain with a cloth until it comes up completely
  • Use a clean, soft lint-free cloth slightly dampened with water to remove dirt or body oils
  • For tougher stains, use a soft cloth with a little non-alkaline, non-detergent soap
  • Do not use bleaches or household cleaning products which can damage the dyes and surface of the upholstery
  • Flip and rotate your bonded leather sofa cushions regularly to even out the wear
  • Do not place hot cups or plates directly onto your bonded leather furniture as this can damage the upholstery
  • Be careful with sharp objects such as studs, buckles, jewellery, heels, toys or a pet's claws on your bonded leather furniture as they can cause scratches or tears
  • Regularly tighten any bolts to avoid damage and maintain stability and strength
  • Do not drag your furniture when moving, instead lift and place it carefully
  • Always follow the care instructions that came with your furniture

What is faux leather?

Increasingly popular as an environmentally friendly alternative to leather, faux leather is synthetically made and offers the appearance of genuine leather without being an animal byproduct. The latest range of high performance faux leathers have the added advantages of being stain and water resistant, and come in a wide variety of colours and textures often at a more affordable price.

How to clean and care for your faux leather furniture

  • Position your faux leather furniture away from heat and sunlight which can cause colour fading and surface degradation
  • Excessive perspiration and oily residue from cosmetics and hair products can damage faux leather if left to accumulate. Clean any surface contact as soon as possible to prevent permanent stains
  • Dust and vacuum weekly with the appropriate upholstery attachment
  • Make sure any accidental spills are dealt with immediately. Don't rub the stain as this could cause it to spread further or set in - carefully blot the stain with a cloth until it comes up completely
  • Use a clean, soft lint-free cloth slightly dampened with water to remove dirt or body oils
  • For tougher stains, use a soft cloth with a little non-alkaline, non-detergent soap
  • Rubbing alcohol can be carefully used to lift ink stains and baking soda works well for grease marks
  • Apply leather cream or conditioner every 6-12 months to keep the faux leather feeling soft and supple. Always patch test a new leather care product before applying it to the rest of your furniture
  • Do not use bleaches or household cleaning products which can damage the dyes and surface of the upholstery
  • Flip and rotate your faux leather sofa cushions regularly to even out the wear
  • Do not place hot cups or plates directly onto your faux leather furniture as this can damage the upholstery
  • Be careful with sharp objects such as studs, buckles, jewellery, heels, toys or a pet's claws on your faux leather furniture as they can cause scratches or tears
  • Regularly tighten any bolts to avoid damage and maintain stability and strength
  • Do not drag your furniture when moving, instead lift and place it carefully
  • Always follow the care instructions that came with your furniture

Cleaning and caring for your upholstered furniture

Fabric can have a pile in the weave and look different from various angles and lighting – this is a characteristic of the material and not a fault.

  • Position your upholstered furniture away from heat and sunlight which can cause colour fading and surface degradation
  • Dust and vacuum weekly with the appropriate upholstery attachment
  • Make sure any accidental spills are dealt with immediately. Don't rub the stain as this could cause it to spread further or set in - carefully blot the stain with a cloth until it comes up completely
  • Use a clean, soft lint-free cloth slightly dampened with water to remove dirt or body oils
  • For tougher stains, use a soft cloth with a little non-alkaline, non-detergent soap
  • Do not use bleaches or household cleaning products which can damage the dyes and surface of the upholstery
  • Use a bobble remover to even out any surface areas that have bobbles. It is common for fabric sofa cushions to have bobbles from everyday use - this is not a defect nor does it affect the durability of the furniture
  • Be careful with sharp objects such as studs, buckles, jewellery, heels, toys or a pet's claws on your upholstered furniture as they can cause scratches or tears
  • If you notice a snag, don't pull it - instead, trim it off with scissors
  • Regularly tighten any bolts to avoid damage and maintain stability and strength
  • Do not drag your furniture when moving, instead lift and place it carefully
  • Always follow the care instructions that came with your furniture

Cleaning and caring for your sofa cushions

Over time, your sofa cushions will naturally compress to some degree from regular, everyday use. Keep them looking their best for longer with these maintenance guidelines.

  • Position your furniture away from heat and sunlight which can cause colour fading and surface degradation
  • Rotate and flip your sofa cushions at least once a month and make sure you sit on every seat regularly to prevent uneven wear
  • If your sofa has fibre filled cushions, plump them at least once a week to maintain their softness and full appearance. You may need to unzip the cushion to plump the filling
  • Cushions with foam wrapped pocket springs don't require any plumping, however we recommend that you flip or rotate them every month to even out the wear
  • Creasing in seats and back cushions may appear over time - this is a characteristic of the material and not a fault
  • Use a bobble remover to even out any surface areas that have bobbles. It is common for fabric sofa cushions to have bobbles from everyday use - this is not a defect nor does it affect the durability of the furniture
  • Be careful with sharp objects such as studs, buckles, jewellery, heels, toys or a pet's claws on your sofa cushions as they can cause scratches or tears
  • If you notice a snag, don't pull it - instead, trim it off with scissors
  • Always follow the care instructions that came with your furniture

Cleaning and caring for your metal furniture

Keep the metal features on your furniture looking their best for longer with these maintenance guidelines.

  • Position your furniture away from heat and sunlight which can cause surface degradation
  • Give your metal furniture a weekly clean to prevent dust build up. Use a soft, damp cloth and dry with a soft duster making sure no surfaces are left wet
  • For a deeper clean, use mild soap and water then rinse with clean water and wipe dry
  • Do not use scourers, abrasives, solvent based cleaners, detergents or corrosives as these can cause surface damage and potentially expose the metal to rust-inducing moisture
  • Be careful with sharp objects such as studs, buckles, jewellery, heels, toys or a pet's claws on your metal furniture as they can cause scratches
  • Regularly tighten any bolts to avoid damage and maintain stability and strength
  • Do not drag your furniture when moving, instead lift and place it carefully
  • Always follow the care instructions that came with your furniture

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