Care instructions

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Wood & Veneer 

  • Regular maintenance
    Use a slightly damp, soft and lint-free cloth for regular dust removal.
  • More persistent stains
    Stains and greasy marks can best be removed by applying an undiluted mild cleaner directly to a soft, lint-free cloth. Subsequently wipe the entire area with a damp cloth without applying pressure and then wipe it dry afterwards. Ink, fruit and felt tip pen stains should not be left on the surface and must be removed immediately. Intensive exposure to ink (for instance ball point pen ink and stamp ink) must be avoided at all cost.
  • Sunlight
    Veneered furniture is a natural wood product and therefore reacts to exposure to light. Particularly in the first couple of months, it is therefore advisable to move decorative objects on a regular basis. This allows the natural changes of the wood to even out over the entire surface, thus avoiding light and dark patches.
  • Heat marks
    Intense heat can lead to changes on the surface. Therefore use coasters underneath containers with hot contents on veneered surfaces.
  • Liquids
    Dab off spilt liquids, acidic fruit juices and alcoholic drinks immediately. Always use coasters, especially in the case of chilled drinks, otherwise humidity can easily penetrate the surface. The pores of open-pored wooden surfaces (such as oak or walnut) are only partly filled with lacquer and are therefore particularly susceptible to moisture penetration.

Marble 

  • Since marble is a natural product and no 2 pieces are identical. It is this uniqueness that adds value to the product.
  • Marble is a porous material, it is relatively delicate and should be treated like wood. Caring for marble starts with prevention.
  • To minimize wear, always use coasters, and felt pads. However, over time your marble surface will develop a rich patina, with variations in color and tone. This is part of marble’s inherent beauty.
  • For regular cleaning, use a warm damp cloth and wipe dry. For additional cleaning, use a mix of water and mild soap and wipe dry.
  • Clean spills immediately before they penetrate the surface.
  • You may apply an over-the-counter sealant, which may provide your marble surface with a small amount of protection, but you’ll still need to act quickly to clean spills.
  • Avoid using abrasive cleaners, chemical solvents, strong detergents and furniture polish. Also, do not use vinegar, lemon juice or cleaners containing acids.

Granite 

  • Although Granite is exceptionally durable, it is a good idea to clean spills immediately, since granite is a relatively porous material.
  • For regular cleaning, use a warm damp cloth and wipe dry. For additional cleaning, use a mix of water and mild soap and wipe dry.
  • Avoid using abrasive cleaners, chemical solvents, strong detergents and furniture polish.
  • Use coasters, trivets and felt pads to prevent scratching.
  • You may apply an over-the-counter sealant, which may provide your granite surface with a small amount of extra protection, but it’s still a good idea to act quickly to clean any spills.