Designer Furniture Maintenance 101

After you’ve picked out your designer piece for your home, it’s crucial for you to inhabit a reliable maintenance routine for upkeeping your luxury furniture. Some homeowners could view it as unimportant and minuscule but, keeping proper maintenance a habit could extend the pristine condition of the furniture.

 

Here’s how you can maintain the best condition of all your Scandinavian pieces (based on the advice given by respective brands):

 

Eilersen Furniture, Danish Design Co

 

1. LEATHER

 

Leather is a paramount material used in different types of opulence furniture because of its significance in history as well as great durability and versatility. It also takes a tremendous amount of skill and craftsmanship to compose a flawless piece of furniture that lasts a lifetime.

 

Leather, Danish Design Co

 

 

Maintenance

  • For Dust & Dirt: Remove with a vacuum cleaner or a soft cotton cloth. Rough gently with a soft polish brush and then vacuum carefully.
  • Stain removal: Apply natural soap flake foam with a soft clean cotton cloth and let the furniture dry up. Wipe-off furniture with a new clean cotton cloth.
  • Food & Oil: Remove immediately. Use soap(natural) flake solution to blot existing stains that might be absorbed by the leather.

 

 

2. LACQUERED & PAINTED WOOD

 

To preserve the tactile structure of the wood, our brands coat it lightly with lacquer. When employing colored lacquer, the wood’s structure will still be discernible through the finish. A lacquer maintains a more lovely patina and little scratches are invisible to the unaided eye. Lacquered surfaces are very resistant to dust and filth and are simple to clean. However, if damaged, a lacquered surface is challenging to repair. Therefore, you must remove any spilled liquids as soon as possible because if you don’t, they will soak up into the varnish’s microscopic fissures and leave blotches.

 

 

Fredericia Lacquered, Danish Design Co

 

Maintenance

  • Remember to always wipe along the longitudinal direction of the wood grains when using a clean, dry cloth.
  • Use a soft cloth that has been tightly wrung in tepid water that has a tiny bit of all-purpose cleaner if you need to wash down the entire piece of furniture.
  • Always go with a gentle cleaner without sanding capabilities.
  • Avoid using a lot of water; ideally, just a moist cloth will do.
  • Wipe down the surfaces with a dry cloth afterward.

 

 

3. MARBLE & LIMESTONE


Natural materials like marble and limestone are prized for their elegant appearance and uniqueness. On the surface, it’s common to find porosity, glass veins, and sand holes. These are all distinguishing qualities and signs of genuine marble and limestone. In open rivers in the stone, where mineral deposits in the water have accumulated, mineralization produces quartz crystals in the form of calcite veins. These are soft stones that, if not adequately preserved, are prone to corrosion and discoloration.

 

 

Marble and Limestone, Danish Design Co

 

Maintenance

  • It is advised to apply a stone oil, such as Leather Masters stone oil (which is a clear oil, for the upkeep and treatment of the surface)
  • Kerosene aids in moistening the surface and increases its resistance to dirt and grime.
  • Use a soft cloth that has been soaked with warm water, rinsed off, and used to clean the surface and remove any dirt before applying the oil. If required, add shavings of natural soap to the warm water.
  • Before putting on the oil, let the surface totally dry off.

 

4. TEXTILES

 

Upholstered furniture absorbs dust and gets dirty, just like any other thing. However, you need to be careful not to let the upholstery become too soiled because that will make the future cleaning more challenging. Also bear in mind that dirt and dust weaken any fire-resistant characteristics, cause hazardous interior climates, and increase wear and tear. Therefore, regular upkeep is required to preserve the upholstery’s appearance and extend its endurance. Regular patting down is necessary to keep loose pillows from losing their shape.

 

Textiles Danish Design Co

 

Maintenance

  • Clean frequently with a soft mouthpiece set to medium suction, ideally once each week.
  • Removal of Stains: Always verify the upholstery manufacturer’s guidelines for certain fabrics before attempting to remove difficult stains.
  • Dark jeans may leave smudges on the upholstery due to excess dye: dry cleaning or pre-washing cannot always prevent this.
    Please be aware that rubbing the upholstery could harm both the material and the coloring.
  • Use chemicals with caution as they could dissolve the upholstery’s underlying elements.
  • Never use cleaning products, such as bleach, ammonium, and soap made for hard surfaces, undiluted.

 

5. LINEN WEBBING

 

Natural and black linen webbing is produced from premium flax and is available. Linoleum webbing is a lightweight, permeable material that offers excellent support and seating comfort as an alternative to conventional upholstery.

 

Linen Webbing, Danish Design Co

 

Maintenance

  • To prevent wear and tear and to extend the life of linen webbing, it should be vacuumed frequently, preferably once a week, with a soft mouthpiece and medium suction.
  • Removal of Stains: Remove stain right away. Stains from dense or solid materials ought to be scraped off using a dull knife or spatula. A dry stain should be vacuum-cleaned to get rid of any loose debris.
  • For liquid spillage: Use a fresh napkin or piece of cloth to mop up any spilled drinks. Rubbing a lint-free cloth or sponge wrung in clean, hot water, non-greasy stains should be removed.
  • Greasy stains should be cleaned by utilizing intentional cleaning products. Prior to usage, all cleaning products should be tested on a hidden surface. If the stain cannot be removed, chemical dry cleaning is advised.
  • Use only the recommended cleaning agents and chemicals.

 

 

These are only the selected few materials that are more commonly used to craft our stunning pieces. For a full breakdown and care sheet for your specific authentic designer furniture, you can contact us or the respective design brands for assistance.

 

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