Furniture Care Recommendations
Of course, when purchasing various pieces of furniture, we plan to use them for many years. It is known that low quality furniture degrades quickly, and it requires a replacement every two-three years, which is unprofitable.
For furniture to last longer, it is required to follow several easy recommendations for its care.
Aspects of everyday use
- Optimal temprature of the furniture is +10 to +35oC. Much higher or lower temprature may lead to the detachment of edge bands or PVC film. Avoid sudden temprature changes.
- Don’t leave the furniture and components close to heaters and sources of fire.
- It is prohibited to put hot objects, such as dishes or iron, on top of the furniture without insulation pads to prevent damage to the surface materials.
- Do not expose the furniture to direct sunlight to prevent discoloration and loss of esthetical look of the surface due to burnout. Discoloration of furniture surface is a natural process, however, it can be slowed down or even fully prevented. Partial replacement of furniture pieces may introduce color distinction, which is not a sign of low quality, but can disrupt the design.
Humidity and liquids
- Optimal level of humidity for the furniture is 50-70% (in case of dry air it is advised to use air humidifiers, if the humidity is high – ventilate the room).
- In case of water getting on the surface of furniture it is required to remove it with dry or semi-damp soft cloth (flannel, cloth, plush, calico).
- For the care of work surfaces: soft damp cloth, foam sponge.
- Furniture is vulnerable to aggressive alkalis and acids. In case of them getting on the surface, it is advised to immediately remove it and avoid further exposure.
Mechanical load and safety rules
- Each piece of furniture must be used in accordance with its functional purpose.
- Avoid rough mechanical impact on the furniture and components, careless handling may cause damage to the surface, glass, mirrors and fittings. If there are cracks on the surface of glass or the fittings are damaged it is required to replace them as soon as possible to prevent injuries.
- Do not overload the shelves and boxes with heavy items, as it may lead to breakage of fittings and components.
- Base the size and construction of the bed on your height and weight characteristics.
- To prevent cabinets, pencil cases and racks from falling, it is advised to attach them by special fitting and methods.
- Do not stand on the tables, drawers or cabinets, this furniture is not designed to withstand human weight.
- It is recommended to clean the guide rails at least once in a month.
- In the process of everyday use the fastenings may loosen, therefore it is necessary to tighten them periodically.
Care of the furniture
- Dust can be removed by dry cloth (flannel, plush), other types of pollution require special polishes and agents designed for exact types of materials.
- It is recommended to clean the furniture made of MDF and laminated chipboard with damp cloth and then dry wipe it, apply aerosols, wax polishes and special agents. It is not allowed to wash the furniture with water and use solutions which include alcohol, solvents, soda and other abrasive materials.
- Keep in mind that the glass is fragile and you should avoid hitting it with heavy objects while cleaning the surfaces. It is prohibited to use abrasive materials, metal sponges and other means of cleaning that may leave scrapes and stains on the surface.