Wood furniture should never be exposed to direct sunlight or dampness. Direct sunlight can cause fading even though the finishing materials are formulated with UV inhibitors. Avoid placing furniture in front of or under windows. Place furniture away from heating and air conditioning vents.
If any liquid has spilled on the wood surface, wipe/blot immediately. Furniture may be cleaned if necessary by applying warm water with a mild soap on a soft clean cloth. Following this application, the furniture should be dried immediately with a dry soft cloth, always rubbing with the grain of the wood. Limited and occasional use of furniture polishes can be used, but are not necessary. Rotate accessories on your furniture periodically.
LAMINATE BANQUETTE BASES
Laminate banquettes are to be cleaned with mild soap and warm water, and wiped dry. Do not use steel wool, hot water, wax or abrasive cleaning material.
Spots and Spills: Blot excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clear, lukewarm water and gently wipe the spill. Dry with a clean towel and allow to air dry.
Stubborn Spots and Stains: Use a mild solution of Ivory soap and clear, lukewarm water. Apply the soap to a clean, wet sponge, then rinse well and let air dry naturally. Always try the cleaning method in a hidden area first to be sure it’s colorfast.
Butter, Oil, or Grease: Wipe excess butter, oil, or grease off the leather with a clean, dry cloth, then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time. Do not apply water to try to wash butter, oil, or grease stain.
Saddle soap, abrasive cleanser, soap, furniture polish oil, varnish, or ammonia water. Most liquids will be initially repelled by the leather, but if left to stand over an extended period of
time they can/will be absorbed. This is why it’s a good idea to wipe up spills immediately. If the spill is absorbed, it will dissipate over time, just as human skin will absorb and eventually diffuse stains.
NOTE: The preceding remedies are in accordance with general cleaning industry procedures. We cannot guarantee favorable results, and we assume no liability in connection with their use.
UPHOLSTERY (VINYL and FABRICS)
All VINYL should be cleaned immediately with a mild soap and water solution. Spills and spots require prompt action, since stains can become permanent if allowed to set.
All FABRICS are made and woven differently. As our chairs are available in many different styles, we recommend that customers clean their upholstery fabrics with a substance that is recommended for that material’s composition. By using a non-recommended fabric cleaner, it may damage the material. We recommend that the fabric’s manufacturer be consulted when in doubt.
CHROME and EPOXY PAINTED METAL
If any liquid is spilled on any metal surface, wipe immediately. Furniture may be cleaned with water, or by applying a mild soap on a soft clean damp cloth, rinse and dry. Chrome polish may be used to restore the shine on chrome products.
First apply water to before cleaning, and on the damp surface, use a mild soap solution. Once clean, simply dry with a soft dry cloth.
LAMINATE TABLE TOPS
Tops are to be cleaned with mild soap and warm water, and wiped dry. Do not use steel wool, hot water, wax or abrasive cleaning material. Avoid liquid pooling on the laminate surfaces as it can seep between laminate joints and loosening the finish from the wooden core and damaging the substrate.
VENEER TABLE TOPS
Remove household dust with a soft, clean cloth, dusting with the grain. When necessary, tops are to be cleaned with mild soap and warm water, and wiped dry. Make sure to wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain and avoid pooling of liquid at the seams. Do not use abrasive cleaners or wax. Do not place plastic, rubber or hot objects directly on a wood finish. Chemicals in plastic and some rubber may soften or discolor the finish if left in contact with the furniture for a period of time. To avoid these markings, place a strip of felt, leather or cork under accessories.
POLY RESIN TABLE TOPS
Tops are to be cleaned with mild soap and warm water, and wiped dry. Do not use hot water, wax or abrasive cleaning material (steel wool) on the surface. Fine steel wool can be used on the top edge to repair any scratches or marks. Ammonia-based cleaners (most glass cleaners or general purpose cleaners) will remove most dirt and stains from the edge only. Wipe dry with dry cloth to prevent water spots. Liquid pooling on the laminate surfaces has no effect on the top.
NOTE: Chances are, cleaning may not remove every stain, fading or wear. However, you will be able to maintain your furniture longer by removing spills immediately, dusting regularly and using common sense and regular care with cleaning products designed for your specific type furniture.