Let's look at your leather furniture as a kind of investment. First, leather for furniture is a durable and comfortable material. In addition, leather has long been considered a symbol of luxury and wealth, emphasizes the status of the owner and gives the interior luxury and significance. Natural leather of good quality, which we use in the manufacture of our furniture, has a huge number of advantages. First, it is easy and simple to take care of. It does not accumulate a huge amount of microorganisms and dust, which ensures you no allergies. You can choose from a variety of colors and textures. Leather is positively affected by time - the longer you use such a piece of interior, the better it will look, as it improves its texture. Leather, as a unique natural material, has its own texture and distinctive character and over time more and more reveals its pattern and demonstrates its natural qualities.
Of course, since natural leather is a genuine raw material, it will be subject to such a factor as aging. You should not be alarmed if you notice obvious changes on your sofa or armchair after a few weeks or months of use - this is normal. You've probably heard from leather shoe manufacturers and retailers that your new pair takes some time to get used to. Your new sofa or stylish leather chair is no exception. In addition, a material such as leather over time becomes textured and looks even "richer" than the originally purchased product. By the way, many manufacturers of faux leather products achieve this effect specifically to bring the finished product in appearance similar to products made of genuine leather. Remember that genuine leather is a natural product, and it will age as such, but there is nothing wrong with it.
Insufficient care is more detrimental to leather than excessive care. We have prepared recommendations for you from experienced leather workers on how to take care of leather upholstery of car interior and furniture so as not to spoil it. About what to do and what not to do, as well as how to properly clean, moisturize, protect and restore different types of leather - further in our article.
Leather products - a sign of respectability and good taste of the owner. To prolong their flawless appearance, it is important to treat them carefully and
correctly. In this article, we have gathered the top tips from leather care experts to help you prolong the life of upholstered furniture and car seats.
Basic rules for caring for genuine leather
The main care procedures include:
Timely cleaning of dust. For furniture and car interior, you can use a vacuum cleaner and a soft damp sponge.
Creating a protective layer. Impregnation will repel dirt and moisture, and later help to remove the resulting stain.
Drying. A soaked item is wiped with a soft cloth and dried in natural conditions.
Giving Shine. Worn areas are periodically wiped with glycerin or vaseline.
It is important that basic maintenance is systematic, carried out with great accuracy and delicacy.
Prevention and daily maintenance of leather furniture First of all, you should remember that a strong source of heat or ultraviolet light can cause your leather furniture to dry out quickly and crack. For this reason, the distance from the furniture to the heating device, radiator or fireplace should be at least one meter. The main rule here is that the further away, the better.
Also try to avoid large temperature fluctuations in the room and keep the relative humidity at least 65%. At no humidity, the leather covering will dry out, and the dyeing components may crack and crumble.
The next rule of care for leather furniture - it is not recommended to cover such a surface with colored fabrics, textiles, put soft cushions, colored clothing, etc. on sofas or chairs. They may have shedding dyes on them, causing the leather to absorb someone else's shade and lose its original elegant look. If you go somewhere, the furniture can be covered with a special cover, or at most, a cape and a white non-shedding fabric. But usually leather furniture is left uncovered, because it is beautiful on its own.
Limit contact of leather furniture with pets. Although leather furniture is very resistant to abrasion and mechanical damage, "unconscious" scratches can really ruin it.
To significantly extend the life of leather furniture, it is advisable to wipe it dry regularly. This can be done with a clean cotton cloth or with the soft brush of a vacuum cleaner. With this cleaning and prevention, you will easily remove small debris and dust from the porous surface of the leather and your furniture will remain "breathable".
To avoid drying and cracking of the coverings, wipe the leather with a well wrung damp microfiber or a soft cloth once every six months. You can dilute liquid soap or a leather furniture care product in water. You can also use a vacuum cleaner with wet mopping function to clean your leather furniture. After this cleaning, be sure to wipe the leather surface dry. Microfiber cloths are great for this, as they do not leave any marks. If you wiped your furniture with a soapy solution, you should remove the excess with a damp cloth, and then wipe your furniture thoroughly dry.
Every 5-6 months, you should treat your furniture with products specifically designed for this purpose. Only use high quality products and do not skimp on them. These may include impregnations, water-repellent protectants, soothing balms, glosses, and furniture wax. Before wiping, you should remove dust from the furniture and test the product first on a small area of the surface. For wiping, use a cotton cloth or a microfiber cloth, which should be lightly moistened in the preventive agent. You should pay special attention to the armrests, back cushions and headboard. In conclusion, do not forget to go over the top with a damp cloth
Regardless of the type of fabric, we do not recommend the use of aggressive substances for cleaning. In the "folk tips" can often be found the use of alcohol, acids, solvents, gasoline. Our practice shows that these liquids are better left for other domestic purposes.
When a stain appears it is necessary as soon as possible to blot it with dry tissues or any cloth that absorbs liquid well.
The area with the stain should not be rubbed - otherwise you will "drive" the pollution even deeper.
Remove the stain with gentle circular movements, working from the edge to the center.
Do not use several chemicals (even professional ones) at the same time.
Wait until the first chemicals have dried completely and if they are unsuccessful, start the second ones.
Cloth upholstery should dry naturally after cleaning. You should not use the hot air of a hair dryer or a heater nearby.
There are special protective sprays, designed to facilitate the care of upholstery and the process of removing dirt. The essence of their work is the following - a special substance "impregnates" the fibers of the fabric, so they begin to repel dust and moisture. Spilling coffee or juice, you can be sure that the protective coating will not save you.
In addition to the general rules of care, there are a few rules for the care of solid wood products.
1) When cleaning the fronts, wipe in the direction of the wood grain, thus removing dirt from the pores of the wood.
2) Steam cleaning is totally unsuitable for cleaning solid wood fronts.
3) You can dry-clean solid wood fronts with a vacuum cleaner and soft-brush attachment.
4) Water is not harmful to the facade surfaces, but may negatively affect the substrate material. It is always necessary to wipe off any water that gets on the surface of the furniture immediately so that the moisture does not penetrate into its base, e.g. through the seams.
1.Lacquered, painted or stained wood is susceptible to scratches. Use adhesive felt pads, trivets, coasters and placemats to protect your furniture.
2.Use a slightly damp cloth to clean as needed. Wipe dry.
3.For persistent spots, gently clean with a soft cloth and a solution of water and mild detergent. Wipe dry.
4.Do not use cleaning products containing ammonia, alcohol or petroleum
5. Avoid furniture polish as it can accumulate over time and leave a residue.
1. Use a slightly damp cloth to clean as needed. Wipe dry.
2.Treat your furniture with special wax or oil treatment annually, or more often, if the wood seems dry.
3.Apply Room & Board Satin Wax with a clean, white cloth following the direction of the grain pattern. Take care to treat the exposed end grain of panels. Using another cloth, buff to remove excess wax and achieve a smooth finish.
There are general rules for the care of mirrors and glass:
1. Use only cleaners that are labeled to be used for cleaning windows or mirrors.
2. Do not use cleaners that contain abrasive particles, as they can scratch or cloud the glass.
Do not use hard or metallic brushes to avoid damage to the surface.
4. Do not leave the surface wet.
Traces may be left behind after the drips have dried. Once you have washed the surface, wipe it dry with a soft, dry microfiber cloth. To remove moisture from large glass surfaces, it's best to use a special rubber squeegee.
1. Marble is a porous material and will quickly absorb spills on the surface. Blot spills immediately to minimize staining.
2. Our marble is not sealed. You may apply an over-the-counter sealant, which will provide a small amount of surface protection, but you will still need to act quickly to clean spills.
3. Use a slightly damp cloth to clean as needed. Wipe dry.
4. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, chemical solvents, strong detergents, cleaners with bleach, and furniture polish
5. Use trivets, coasters, placemats and adhesive felt pads to help prevent scratches.
6. Over time marble will develop a patina from use, with variations in color and surface sheen.