When buying cabinet furniture, it makes sense to look after it from day one. With consistent care and maintenance your investment will stay beautiful for many years. Simply follow the appropriate guidelines below.
Tips to prolong the life of your cabinet furniture
Do not place furniture near heat sources or air conditioning units. Avoid changes in humidity and especially steam. Always leave a gap behind wardrobes and wall units to allow air to circulate. Protect furniture from strong or prolonged sunlight. Avoid marking furniture with sharp objects, for example when using a ballpoint pen. Carefully lift your furniture, never drag or push it. Do not rock backwards on dining chairs. Always following fitting instructions for wall-fixing, glass surfaces and shelves. Uneven floors could give the impression that doors of wall units and wardrobes are out of alignment, so be aware of this and compensate if necessary by adjusting the hinges or packing a corner to level the item. Do not place hot dishes, cups or plates onto any cabinet or table top - use insulated mats as protection. Don’t overstrain drop flap stays and hinges or place heavy items onto glass shelves. Take care not to drag crockery across the wood surface or to put heavy items on the surface without protection.
With wood products the best way to deal with scratches is to employ the services of a professional polisher. Please ask for details.
Wood is a naturally occurring product: part of its beauty is that no two pieces can be the same. The depth, shade of colours and grain pattern vary from item to item.
Regular and easy-care maintenance
Gently dust your furniture and polish with a soft, lint-free buffing cloth. The colour of real wood matures with exposure to light so it is important to move ornaments regularly and expose table leaves to avoid noticeable colour differences occurring. Never use silicone or wax polishes that leave residue on surfaces. Only use good quality wax-free furniture polish where recommended by the manufacturer.
Changes in temperature and atmosphere moisture content will cause movement in furniture. This has always been an inherent characteristic and is not a manufacturing fault.