Cleaning: when cleaning the items purchased Do not use any cleaning specialises which contain ammonia, spirit , bleach , abrasive , acid or other aggressive consitutant including limitation D10. Such products used to clean would cause the lacquer to deteriorate depending on the fabric and the leather you chose, products such as bleach would cause the colours to fade or even make scaring .
Moving furniture : Depending on the furniture type, each should be moved with care trying to avoid sliding is ideal. Furniture which contain plinths would cause it to chip as it is a very low profile piece of furniture, each furniture however is built up of glue and joints, sliding furniture would cause the glue to loosen including the joints therfore please pick up and place carefully for desired placement.
Positioning of your Furniture : The positioning furniture please try to avoid places with direct heat sources such as radiators or fires as this will cause the fabric ofade away or the upholstery splitting, over the long period the timber would be forced to crack from completely drying.
Please take in to notice, our products guarantee of the delivery not include any damage caused by the personal wrong use of furniture, therfore any damaged caused by missuse of furniture will not be kept into consideration.
Materials including zinc, copper , brass , bronze and pewter are all live and will react to the environment around, reactions such as raging and wearing as time goes on. Our metals are supplied in a natural starting finish which reacts quickly to daily uses, in order to develop looks such as patina and gain real rustic look. Pre - painted finishes will react also, the patina will change with use, if paint is scratched there are chances of rust coming up as each scratch provides the entry for the air and water when cleaned to enter causing rust. Any day to day liquids used such as vinegar, sauce furniture juice could cause a reaction, we normally apply beeswax to the metals at the manufacture before sending off, this helps to provide a better barrier to slow down the rate of patina, especially in busy places such as restaurants where furniture pieces are constantly being used and cleaned .
As the market for Industrial & Rustic interior design is developing over the last few years users of live metals are requesting that the finish and look be preserved in a working environment. This can be achieved with application of a clear matt lacquer. This must be cared for so as not to damage it as patina will start to develop in those areas. Bars and counters which have heavy usage may not be suitable for lacquering. metals such as copper, zinc & brass have low bacteria tolerance meaning the bacteria will only have a life Time of about few hours.
For our care recommendations, just simply was with warm soap and water only, natural mirror finishes can be achieved with brass or microfibre cloths. Natural plain finishes can be burnished with spandex the pads to remove unwanted patina and again appearance. Do not use any alkalis or acidic based products as they will have an effect on your furniture. Do not set down hot plates or pants, without using a mat. Each spillage should be removed as soon as possible before it solidifies.
Solid wood & veneers.
Just simply use a warm or a damp clean cloth with mild soap. under any circumstances do not spray cleaners as they effect the protection of our lacquer used for our furniture pieces, products such as wax or silicone can cause a build up tom accrue and spoil the finish therefore not recommended. When furniture is installed on site within two weeks of being manufactured by us, special care should be taken not to damage the lacquer finish. Lacquer can take several days to be heat-proof and up to two weeks to fully bond with the timber.
For furniture which is being used in social environments we recommend to use heat mats for your hot drinks or any sort of decorative protection as heat could effect the lacquered surfaces, please try to avoid placing the furniture next to radiators or heat zones as it could cassette timber to crack or shrink.
Bases & chair frames.
None of the furniture peices should be dragged as they can be damaged and cause weakness in the joints. They should be placed down carefully, wooden frames and basses should not be placed near heat sources.
Cleaning: simply use a damp, soft clean cloth with some soap and warm water avoid using products such as bleach.
Natural stone & glass
Most importantly use a soft cloth to not create any scratches, with warm water solution any stains should come of without a problem. Do not use abrasive cleaners as these will remove protective coatings. please take in consideration citrus based products can damage the appearance of natural stones. Remove these from the surface quickly if applied. any hot drinks can mark the surface and cause it to discolour. we recommend using heat proof maths to avoid damage. Sharp objects will scratch the surface.
Cleaning: non-solvent based cleaner and soft clean cloth avoiding contact with any wooden or painted surrounding areas of furniture.
Banquette seating & upholstery.
Depending on the fabric the upholstery should be looked after either vacuumed or wiped with a damp warm cloth. For spillages which can accrue in busy environments should be dabbed and blotted (not rubbed) with an absorbent with a clean cloth imidetly remaking the spillages not letting it to settle down on the material. Work from outside inwards to avoid spreading the spillage. Avoid placing the seating near heat sources as they could fade the fabric.
Leather and Faux Leather cshould not be forced to dry ,allow to dry naturally and buff using a clean, soft, lint free cloth. DO NOT use polish, saddle soaps or abrasive sprays containing acid or bleaching agents on the leather. Note that real leather will naturally wear over time in high traffic areas.