Irrespective of the particular product, there is no denying that proper care of it will not only prolong its life but will also keep it in the pristine condition you love to see and which makes it a valued part of your home.
Many people, including us, tend to see that proper furniture care is essentially a way of protecting your investment. It stands to reason that if you've spent time and effort choosing a piece of furniture for your home or garden as well as actually spending money on it then keeping it in the best of health and appearance is an extension of that time and effort. Although different pieces of furniture should and will have differing advice on their care and, where necessary, their restoration there are some general tips which can be applied to all items of furniture.
It seems obvious to state that the sun's rays can dramatically alter the shape and tone of a variety of wood and textiles and many homeowners recognise a patch of discoloured carpet in particularly sunny rooms so it's very important when deciding on a home for your new furniture that you keep it out of direct sunlight and wherever possible rearrange the room or the arrangement of your furniture on a regular basis to ensure that it receives an even amount of light.
These minor alterations and changes will also ensure that upholstery receives an even amount of wear and tear rather than a spot which is frequently used being worn out before the rest of the piece.
Any spill, scald or dirt should be immediately removed. If not, even the most innocent of foreign objects could irreparably damage your furniture. Wherever possible, heat and cold protection should be used when in contact with leather, wood and upholstery
To remove stains and spills, it's essential to use a soft cloth which won't distress or scratch the surface of the furniture and to only use cleaning products approved by the manufacturer. This point is especially important if you have a warranty on a certain item where inappropriate cleaning may actually void your agreement.
Regular Care and Rules
Many manufacturers of upholstery and furniture items recommend that a thorough clean of the product takes place once a week to remove any dirt or grit which could cause abrasion and to lay down the rules very firmly in relation to shoes, pets and food items near the furniture.
|Oak Furniture||Painted Furniture||Pine Furniture||Unfinished Furniture|
|First of all, let's state the good news about oak furniture: this is furniture that is renowned for its durability, which is why there are so many examples of oak furniture pieces being handed down from one generation to the next, while looking barely any worse than the day they were first purchased.more||Painted furniture has long been a popular choice of wooden furniture, and why shouldn't it be? After all, the wide range of painted finishes out there allows you to invest in a piece of furniture that looks good in its own right, in addition to fitting in perfectly with all of your home's existing decor.more||Few choices of furniture materials offer the combination of style, functionality and affordability that pine does, and it's also possible to add durability to this list - particularly if you take the right steps in the care of your pine furniture to ensure that it lasts for many years to come.more||Unfinished furniture has certainly long been a popular option amongst those homeowners that are looking for a very particular furniture item, but that would nonetheless still like to have the freedom to finish their wooden furniture as they see fit.more|
|Wax Furniture||Leather Furniture||Caring For Lacquered Furniture||Caring For Stained Furniture|
|There are few more traditional ways of making a piece of wooden furniture look better, not to mention giving it that vital extra layer of protection, than applying a wax finish. But while there's no question that wax furniture - such as that from our Mottisfont Waxed Pine collection - can cater for a very wide range of aesthetic and more||Leather is renowned for providing much greater longevity than other upholstery options, and there's also no question that it looks great... but there are still certain things that you can do in the maintenance of your leather furniture to ensure that this remains the case for a long time to come.more||Lacquered furniture is usually that which has a glossy or shiny finish although this is not a universal characteristic and very much depends on the piece in particular and the colour which has been applied to it. What a lacquered finish means is when a colour and then a polyurethane top coat is added for protection more||Although at home staining projects might involve one or two coats of stain and then a final coat of lacquer for additional protection, professionally purchased stained furniture often features many coats of stain to ensure the right finish and colour along with the correct tone in contours and texture. more|
|Caring For Waxed Furniture|
|Although waxed furniture is, without doubt, stunningly attractive to look at, it can soon become less so if it is not given the proper care and attention that keeps it looking as such. Whenever we produce a waxed piece of furniture, we're always very quick to caution customers that although it might look appealing more|