Care instructions

Useful life plays the biggest part in determining the environmental impact of a product. The better we look after things, the longer we have the pleasure of using them and the greater the second-hand value.

General

One golden rule for stain removal is to remove the mark as soon as possible. Clean the surface using a gentle cleaner. Often water and a small amount of washing-up liquid is enough, or a mild pH-neutral cleaning agent. Take care using chemicals and tools. Avoid steel wool, coarse sponges, alkaline cleaning agents, solvents like white spirit and preparations containing abrasives.

Do not use disinfectants containing high concentrations of alcohol or alkaline substances, like 70% alcohol. We recommend products such as SanDes (DTI Sweden) and Virkon (Viroderm).

Textiles

In order to maintain the colour and appearance of fabric, we recommend careful vacuuming, ideally once a week, using a gentle nozzle. For removable covers, see the manufacturer’s washing instructions or contact us for advice.

Look up information on stain removal for the specific type of stain: chocolate, coffee, ink, etc. Test the cleaning agent on a less visible area before using it. We always recommend contacting a professional dry cleaner, especially for larger stains and/or thorough cleaning.

Leather

When in use, furniture picks up grease from hands and the back of the neck, for example. If leather is not cleaned regularly, this grease gradually dissolves the surface protection of most leathers. Without protection, grease gets into the leather and accumulates as dark spots.

Vacuum using a gentle brush nozzle and clean using protective products intended for leather at regular intervals. Wipe down the leather with a damp cloth. Wipe dry afterwards.

Do not position leather-upholstered furniture too close to any heat source; ensure an air gap of 20-30 cm between the furniture and any heat source. It is best to protect such furniture against prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.

Wood

Wood surfaces are sensitive to heat and moisture. It is best to use coasters and mats for mugs and plates and, of course, saucepans. Also remember to leave an air gap between the furniture and any radiators. The appearance of wood changes over time, especially when exposed to sunlight. Ideally make sure that the whole of the wood surface is exposed to the same amount of light.

Wipe the furniture down regularly with a damp cloth, and possibly a mild cleaner. Wipe dry with a dry cloth. Do not use scouring powder or other products containing abrasives or ammonia.

An oiled table top should be oiled a few times in the first six months and then once or twice a year to keep the surface protected and prevent cracks. A varnished surface does not require any maintenance, but remember to quickly wipe up any spillages of darker-coloured liquids such as coffee and wine.

Laminate

Laminate is durable and doesn’t require any special care. To remove stains, wipe the surface with a damp cloth. Water and ordinary synthetic cleaner will dissolve most dirt stains.

Heavy soiling requires treating with a concentrated cleaner, and then wipe down with clean water and a clean cloth, ideally with the addition of some spirit or window cleaner. Dry with a clean dry cloth.

Stone

Stone can generally withstand heat, cold and most liquids. However, take care with salt, lemon and carbonic acid, which can corrode stone, while oil and grease may soak in.

Clean by scrubbing with a brush and soapy water, then rinse with water. To remove stains, leave a sponge soaked in soap solution on the stain overnight. For optimum results, look up how best to care for the stone in question or contact us.

Metal

Wipe the surface with a dry or damp cloth for daily cleaning. Wipe dry as needed. For tough dirt or tarnished chrome, aluminium or stainless steel, a cloth moistened with neat alcohol can be used.

Plastic and PUR rubber

Wipe the surface with a dry or damp cloth for daily cleaning. Wipe dry as needed. Use a mild cleaning agent as needed.

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