The following maintenance suggestions will keep your things in excellent shape for years to come.
Modern leather requires little cleaning or special care. Frequent dusting is the only real requirement. If soil accumulates, remove it using a clean damp cloth, taking care not to saturate the leather. When leather furniture requires a more thorough cleaning, use a specially formulated leather cleaning kit. Blot any liquid spills on leather with a soft white cloth before using leather cleaner.
Wrinkles certainly add character and a natural aged look to leather, but the onset of wrinkles can be slowed by fluffing and turning the detached cushions on a regular basis.
Never use ink or ball pens near leather furniture. Also do not place any printed materials on leather as these may transfer ink onto the furniture and damage it permanently.
Clean and polish your wooden furniture regularly to prevent build up of dust and maintain its finish. Always dust with the grain of the wood, never in a circular motion. Use good quality products for the polishing and protection of wood furniture. Do not use regular detergents or chemical cleaners on your furniture as it may damage the finishing.
Though our furniture is finished and sealed to the highest possible quality, sunlight & heat, as well as humidity and liquid can harm and/or change its appearance. Fluctuating temperatures cause wood to swell and shrink, so an environment with consistent temperature is recommended. Never place anything hot onto a wooden surface as it can cause discoloration. Remember to keep wooden furniture away from air vents, humidifiers, fireplaces and direct sunlight as all these can have a drying and/or bleaching effect. Use coasters or dishes under drinks, plants and anything else that contains liquid. Never let liquid or liquid holding containers sit directly on wooden furniture surfaces as they may leave white marks that may not come off. Some liquids and chemicals can dissolve finishes and require professional repairs.
If you find that a drawer does not slide easily, simply rub a candle on the drawer glides. The wax coating will ensure smooth operation.
Keep upholstery beautiful and dust free by vacuuming it weekly, not forgetting the areas between and underneath all the cushions. Don’t pull surface threads as it can make a hole in the upholstery. Trim off neatly with sharp scissors.
Keep cushions from becoming flat and wrinkled by fluffing them regularly. Over time, some filling including fibre will lose upto 20% of their original volume through normal wear and tear. Hence, regular plumping will make them last longer. When you have reversible cushions, turn them regularly to even out the wear & tear.
If something spills on the upholstery, blot up the excess immediately. Do not use detergents or rub it as you could cause permanent damage. Often it requires professional cleaning to rectify the matter. Never brush the fabric as it will damage the pile and affect its feel & durability.
Fixed cover suites should be professionally cleaned at least once a year. Clean all the loose covers at the same time to prevent colour variations.
Humidity, sunlight & heat
Both extreme humidity and extreme dryness can be harmful to upholstered furniture. Avoid humidifiers and vents in the vicinity of such items. Exposure to direct sunlight will bleach and weaken fabrics. Also keep the furniture some distance away from direct heat sources, such as a fireplace or air conditioning as it can cause the joints to dry out and lead to development of squeaks & creaks.