Dining and Cabinet Care Guide
Make sure that the room is ready and access is clear for our delivery teams to manoeuvre your furniture into your home. As part of our Delivery Service we will unpack and assemble it for you. Once you have accepted the furniture and the packaging has been removed, take a few minutes to inspect it. Please try to make sure that you get the furniture located where you want it. Should you want to move anything, get help so as to ensure that you do not injure yourself, or damage your property. Make sure you are completely satisfied before the delivery team leaves your premises. One consideration to make is that of protecting your floors. If you should have wooden floors for example it will be worth while using protective felt on the feet of your furniture to help prevent scratching. Check that your furniture is correctly aligned. If it appears to be out of line it could be due to your floor being uneven, should this be the case then we would suggest that you contact a local French Polisher to make any adjustments that may be needed. It is also advisable to leave a gap of at least 1" (2.5cm) behind free standing furniture to allow air to circulate freely.
Always follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions and only use products they recommend. When cleaning your new furniture it is best to use a soft lint-free cloth to remove any dust, to remove finger marks use a clean, slightly damp cloth - never use detergents as this is not recommended. We would also recommend against the use of silicon based & spray polishes, as these tend to leave a residue that effects the appearance of your furniture.
Depending on the finish of your furniture the following will apply:
A daily dust off and the occasional wipe over with a clean, damp cloth followed by a dry duster should keep it looking just right.
Cleaning with a good quality natural beeswax polishing along the grain and buffing with a clean duster should help retain the original beauty of your furniture. Ideally this should be done about every 3 months.
Oiled furniture needs to be 'fed'. This would be done with a linseed oil about every 3 - 4 months. Remember not to use these cloths for anything else and dispose of them safely. If you need to clean the fabric or suede of your dining chairs then vacuum them using the soft furnishings attachement on a low power. If they are leather then a wipe with a damp cotton cloth should have the desired effect. Should the need arise to replace a light bulb please ensure that you have disconnected the furniture from the mains. Also on the grounds of safety regulary check the stability of your furniture as bolts and other fixings may need to be tightened from time to time.
Making It Last
Do not have your furniture too close to direct heat or air conditioning. It can cause joints to dry. Wooden products are affected by exposure to light sources, both natural and electric. Because of this we would recommend that you rotate/move any ornaments to avoid patches where the objects have been standing. The same will apply to the leaves of your dining table, so whenever possible leave the table fully extended, or expose the leaves to light so as to ensure there is no vast colour difference. There are some obvious ways in which you can help your furniture to last. Try not to stand on, or rock backwards on your dining chairs. Protect the surface of your furniture by using insulated mats, remember your furniture is not water,chemical or heat resistant. Never overload shelves, either wooded or glass. And make sure that they are fitted according to the manufcturer's instructions. Remember that sharp objects will score and scratch the surface of your furniture, as can crockery if dragged across the top.