Furniture Installation & Care Guide
Furniture Care & Installation
Before any furniture is delivered make sure you have measured the space, and can can move the furniture safely into its required spot. Make sure you have checked door measurements and taken into account any narrow passages or tight corners.
If you haven’t opted for our white glove installation service, then make sure when the furniture is delivered you have at least two people available to move the furniture.
Take care when moving furniture, and pay attention to local health and safety guidance, many items of furniture are heavy and often awkward to lift or move.
Take care not to drag furniture as this may damage the furniture and your floor.
For storage furniture, if it includes an anti-tip strap make sure you attach it to the wall and furniture, and follow the safety instructions supplied.
Caring for Your Furniture
Different upholstery fabrics require different treatments and care. Care guides and information can be found in the product specification page of your chosen fabric.
Wood is a natural material and will respond to the environment it is stored in, there will be some natural movement with expansion and contraction of wood as it responds to more or less humidity and warmer and colder temperatures. Avoid placing wooden furniture too close to heart sources (such as radiators and heaters), or in areas of excessive moisture.
Wood also changes colour over time, this is part of the natural ageing process.
Furniture Care Top tips
- Avoid placing furniture in direct sunlight, the UV rays of the sun will speed up the ageing process of the furniture and may cause colour to fade quicker.
- Do not place hot objects directly onto furniture (for example hot drinks or pans) as this can mark the surface.
- Rearrange ornaments so that the furniture can age naturally and evenly
- Avoid placing sharp objects on furniture, or dragging objects over the top of furniture, as this can cause scratches, scuffs and rips.
- Dust and polish hard surfaces with a soft lint free clean dry cloth using polish and wax appropriate to the surface finish.
- Mop up any spills quickly. If needed, use a soft damp cloth with a mild detergent, taking care to dry the surface to prevent water marks. Take extra care with fabrics to make sure that the detergent and water will not mark the surface.
- Do not use solvent-based or abrasive cleaning products, they will scratch and scour the surfaces, may remove paint and bleach and stain fabric.
- Use a professional furniture restorer in the case of damage to the wooden surface, and a professional cleaner or upholsterer to repair upholstery.