Keeping Your Furniture Beautiful

To maintain the beauty of your newly bought furniture and to help it to last, your furniture needs the right care.

The sheen, of the finish ranges from high to low, depending on the piece or collection. The finish protects the furniture and adds to its beauty. However, no finish is indestructible. With regular care, the finish will last much longer, providing years of enjoyment to you.

This guide will give you tips on the best ways to care for your furniture pieces.

GENERAL CARE TIPS

· Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight, as sunlight causes fading and UV damage.

· Avoid extreme changes in temperature by arranging furniture away from heat sources and air conditioning units.

· Use coasters, pads, cloth or felt to protect the furniture surface from plastic, rubber, hot dishes, beverages, bookends, flowerpots and vases.

· Clean up spills immediately. Use a blotting rather than a wiping action. Water left over a long period of time will cause problems in the finish.

· Clean your furniture regularly by wiping with a clean, damp and soft cloth.

WOOD

· EDITION furniture is made of natural woods like ash, oak, pine, teak and beech. As wood can expand and contract due to humidity changes, maintaining a consistent humidity will prevent warping.

· Moisture and heat can damage any wood finish. Always wipe up moisture promptly and dry with a soft cloth.

· Over time, air and sunlight will change the color of natural wood.

· Occasionally rotate the items placed on your wood furniture to allow a more uniform color to develop.

· Every six months, use lemon oil to wipe the wood furniture gently in a circular motion, following by buffing, to give the furniture protection and a lustrous shine.

METALS

Steel

· In coastal locations or if the steel is regularly subjected to water, brown discoloration can appear on the surface of your furniture. This can be removed with warm soapy water.

· Limit use of abrasive cleaners to prevent scratches or damage to the protective finish.

Brass

· Keep metal dry to prevent tarnishing which can dull or destroy the surface.

· Avoid using abrasive cleaners that can scratch and dull metal surfaces.

LEATHER

Leather is an excellent, long-lasting natural material that has durable resistance. Just like your skin, leather needs to be cared for and looked after.

General leather care is necessary to maintain the lustrous shine on your leather sofa.

· Dust your leather sofa with a clean, dry cloth periodically.

· Do not use abrasive cleaners which contain ammonia and acids. If need be, use only a mild mixture of water and neutral soap.

· Do not use polish or oils of any kind.

· Keep the sofa at least 12 inch from heat sources and avoid direct sunlight.

THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE

The sooner you take action against dirt and a stain, the greater will be the possibilities of correcting the problem without leaving any traces.

· For water soluble stains, remove excess liquid quickly from the surface with a cloth or absorbent paper.

· For greasy stains, extra care must be taken to wipe lightly with a clean soft cloth or paper tower so as not to press the grease/ oil into the pores of the leather

· Eliminate the residue by wiping the leather with a damp sponge soaked with leather cleaner.

· Clean the leather with circular movements by rubbing the stains from outwards to inwards gently, and then allow the leather to air-dry.

(Caution: Do not dry wet leather in sunlight or by using a hair dryer.)

FABRIC

· Vacuum weekly to prevent dirt from becoming embedded into the fibres.

· You can also use soft-bristled brush to gently whisk the dirt away and avoid snagging the fabric.

· Wipe/soak away spill as soon as possible to avoid staining.

· Prevent Velcro and sharp objects such as rings or buckles from coming into contact with the fabric, as they may cause pulling or tearing.

· Protect fabric from direct sunlight as this can result in fading, and weaken fibres.

STONE / MARBLE

· Stones must be cleaned with neutral, gentle cleaners. Acids will dissolve the finish.

· All-purposes mild cleaning products diluted 1:1 with water

· Stone Cleaner (Local DIY shops available)

· Use an absorbent half damped cloth to wipe off the spills

· All customers are encouraged to clean off in time after meal and use placemat to reduce the possibilities of staining the stone.

· Do not place glasses directly on the stone, to prevent moisture from getting into the stone core.