Leather is a natural product. It breathes, is warm and has individual characteristics, which make each hide unique. Leather will always display traces of its origin such as brands, scars, creases and growth. These hallmarks add character to the suite and do not affect the wearing qualities of the product. Leather is highly resilient and durable, and over time, develops a patina that increasingly enhances its appeal.
Furniture regular, easy-care maintenance.
Leather needs very little special care but, to get the most out of your investment, you should follow the general guidelines below:
Variations and markings
Soft upholstered furniture gets just as dusty and dirty as cabinet furniture - the difference is you can't always see it. Upholstery should be viewed in a similar way to clothing, i.e it needs regular cleaning, ideally by a reputable cleaning company.
Furniture regular, easy-care maintenance.
Variations and markings.
Motion furniture has many different designs and functions, and it is very important that the manufacturer's operating and care instructions are correctly followed.
Loose covers should be cleaned regularly in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Some slight shrinkage may arise on initial cleaning, but sufficient tolerance will have allowed for this. When removing and particularly when replacing loose covers, always take care with the carcase and cushion cover zips. Your covers are tailored to snugly fit the carcase, therefore identify the shapes prior to fitting. If washed, replace the covers when just slightly damp to ensure a better fit and less shrinkage or creasing. Do not replace covers if they are wet, as this could damage other materials.
Allow the covers to settle on the furniture for a day or so. Ironing should not be necessary, but if this is required, iron the covers on the furniture using a damp cloth.General tips for fitting
When buying cabinet furniture, you are doing so with a view to keeping it for a long time. It makes sense to look after it from day one. With consistent care and maintenance your investment will stay beautiful for many, many years. Simply follow the appropriate guidelines below.
Tips to prolong the life of your cabinet furniture
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
Tall cabinets may need fixing to the wall and most items are marked accordingly. Changes in temperature and atmospheric moisture content will cause movement in furniture. This has always been an inherent characteristic and is not a manufacturing fault. Heavy furniture will leave indentations in carpets and may mark hard flooring if it is dragged across. Fabrics on dining chairs can be protected against staining - please ask for details. The marble and stone within furniture we sell are natural materials and contain all the variations and unique colouring found in nature. It is not possible to control the occurrence of these characteristics.
Just like all our furniture, our beds are designed to withstand general wear and tear. However, we recommend that you follow this advice to keep your bed in top condition for as long as possible to ensure maximum sleep quality throughout the natural life of your bed.
Regular, easy-care maintenance
Stop spills becoming stains
Chances are that the springs and upholstery in your old bed were not what they used to be, so your new bed may seem a little strange at first. Please allow time for your body to adjust to your new bed and for the fillings to settle.
Settlement is normal
Due to modern day fillings being more sumptuous than their predecessors, settlement may be more pronounced in the areas under the most body weight. This is quite normal and, providing that the mattress is properly supported, can be minimised by regular turning and rotating.
Let your mattress breathe
After its removal from the packaging, please leave your bed uncovered for a few hours to allow any condensation to escape. If you have kept the polythene bag please make sure it is well out of reach of small children.
Protect your mattress
We recommend that you use a mattress cover which will protect it from coming into contact with body moisture or other liquids. Do not use detergents or chemical cleaners. Using detergents or chemical cleaners on your mattress is likely to damage the fabric and stitching and is not particularly healthy for you either.
Removable, washable cover
If your mattress has a removable washable cover, please ensure that you follow the care instructions as clearly marked on the wash label. Please note that incorrect washing will invalidate the guarantee.
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