Our furniture is handpicked in countries across the globe, and undergo a significant amount of product development and testing, ensuring their quality and exclusivity. Please find a list of clean and care instructions below. Following these simple guidelines will help promote the longevity of your products.
WOOD AND WOOD-BASED PANEL FURNITURE7\
Avoid commercial cleaning products. Although the immediate results of a cleaning product may seem rewarding, the long term effects of its chemical composition with the wood, air and light may be very harmful.
Weekly cleaning is recommended. Use a clean cloth made of soft, lint-free cotton. Moisten the cloth with just enough water to make the dust adhere to it. The cloth should not be damp enough to leave the wood wet. If such does occur, simply wipe dry with a dry cloth. Always wipe in the direction of the wood grain, as this helps prevent and conceal streaks and scratches.
HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE CHANGE
Wood is very sensitive to changes in relative humidity. As the weather changes, so does the humidity in your home and in the moisture content of the wood of your furniture. To maintain stable humidity conditions in your home, please note that:
- Frequent and sudden changes in relative humidity are especially problematic. In extreme cases, this may result in the bending, warping and cracking of your wood furniture.
- Wood is most likely to crack when the climate in a home changes suddenly from hot and humid to cool and dry.
- Excess heat and dryness can cause wood to split and crack.
- Place furniture away from all heat sources such as radiators, heat runs or fireplaces.
- If you must place furniture near an air duct, avoid direct exposure to the air flow to avoid heat damage.
- Winter is a particularly harsh time for wood furniture and often results in cracks when the surrounding environment is excessively dry. Take extra care of your wood furniture during this time.
The ultraviolet rays of the sun will damage a finish and bleach the wood underneath.
- Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause the finish to crack.
- Uneven exposure to sunlight will cause your furniture to look paler in areas that are exposed.
- Try to keep furniture out of direct sunlight.
DIRECT HEAT, CHEMICAL EXPOSURE, SHARP OBJECTS
- Fingerprints, perspiration and oils can harm a finish over time. Regular cleaning is highly recommended.
- Plants and flower nectar that touch the finish can also cause permanent stains.
- Placing hot items on furniture can cause a chemical change in the finish which results in white, "bleached" spots. Always use heat resistant coverings, like coasters, when placing hot items on wood.
- Clean any spills immediately to keep the wood from staining and/or absorbing moisture.
- Placing objects such as lamps and decorative items directly on wood can result in unwanted scratches and discoloration. Place felt pads under these objects and rotate their position from time to time.
- Avoid leaving newspapers and magazines directly on the wood surface. The ink can bleed onto the finish and permanently stain the wood.
- Avoid direct sunlight exposure. Discoloration of fabric is a natural result of normal use.
- Upholstered products should be vacuumed frequently.
- Never use strong chemicals, protective agents or detergents. Use of such products will annul the warranty of your product.
- Spills must not be left unattended.