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Fabric care

Loose cushions and pillows should be flipped, rotated and fluffed on a weekly basis to keep filling materials evenly distributed and allow for even wear.. VACUUM all upholstery once a week with a brush attachment only.

Down cushions cannot be vacuumed; instead, use a sofa whisk broom or soft brush to clean fabric.

Iling is normal for all fabrics when they shed their excess fiber. Using a fabric shaver will remove unwanted pills.

Direct Sunlight, heat and moisture should be kept away from upholstery as fading and discoloration may occur.

Never sit on the recliner's footrest, the end of an open sleeper, the arms of furniture or an ottoman.

Moving? Always lift your upholstered furniture. Never drag or push furniture to a new location. This could damage your floor or furniture.

Stain Removal

Before you try to remove a stain or soil from your upholstery, you _should determine the type of fabric involved. Some manufacturers make this easy for you by placing cleaning codes on furniture. (You'll find the code either on the furniture hang-tag or on the manufacturer's label. If not, call us!) These codes indicate the type of fabric involved - cotton, wool, silk, etc., and suggest the best methods of cleaning and spot removal:

WS: Clean with water-based cleaning agents and foams, as well as with mild, water-free dry cleaning solvents.

W: Use water-based cleaning agents or foams only.

S: Use only mild, water-free dry cleaning solvents. _X: Do not use foam or liquid agents on this fabric. Vacuum or brush lightly to remove soil.

Leather care

We sell a wide variety of leather products, with different hides, grains and texture. For care and maintenance tips, check which kind of leather upholstery you have and follow manufacturers suggestions.

Wood care

For proper care and maintenance of your wood furniture, follow the tips below:

WOOD BREATHES, EXPANDS AND CONTRACTS. Each piece of furniture responds differently to changes in temperature and humidity in your home. Expansion at the joints and seams will return to its original shape and size as seasons change.

PROTECTIVE COVERINGS such as felt backed place mats and table pads will help protect the finish on your furniture. This is especially important for wood furniture that is used in kitchen areas.

POLISH WOOD 2-3 times per year with a Furniture Wood Polish. Dust with a soft lint-free cloth.

TREAT DRAWER GLIDES with Vaseline or candle wax for smooth operation.

AVOID LEANING CHAIRS back on two legs - to protect structural integrity and your personal safety.

TABLE LEAVES should always be stored flat. *Opening & closing of dining tables requires two people, when inserting or removing table leaves. This will avoid damaging table legs.

NEVER MOVE a bed while it is set-up. Always remove bedding and disconnect side rails to avoid structural damage.

KEEP FURNITURE OUT OF SUNLIGHT to avoid sun damage and bleaching.

KEEP FURNITURE AWAY FROM HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING SOURCES as they affect the moisture content of the wood.

DO NOT SET SYNTHETICS, RUBBER OR PLASTICS on the wood finish as the chemicals may damage the finish.

DO NOT LEAVE NEWSPAPERS and magazines on wood because the inks can bleed onto the finish and into the wood.

PERIODICALLY ADJUST levelers and door hinges to ensure smooth operation of doors and drawers.

Expectations

Because each piece of wood is unique, you can expect variations in grain appearance and stain coloration.

Random distressing applied by hand adds a distinctive heirloom appearance to the finish of some pieces. Ask your Sales Consultant if your furniture has this feature.

Many wood pieces include levelers and door hinges that must be periodically adjusted to ensure smooth operation of doors and drawers.

TV and other electronic equipment should be measured to ensure proper fit.

Marble and Lacquer Care

For proper care and maintenance of your marble and lacquer furniture, follow the tips below:

Sealed Marble Care (shiny, polyurethane/polyester coated)

Unsealed MarbleCare(natural state, uncoated)

Lacquer Care/Sealed Marble Care (shiny, polyurethane/polyester coated)

Wipe the poly finish with a solution of warm water and mild soap.

Water or spills will not affect the finish unless it is left uncleaned.

Do not put a porous pot or planter on the finish for any length of time. It can release moisture, causing the finish to lift and peel.

Protect and maintain your marble finish with a Lacquer and Sealed Marble Kit.

The polish helps to repel fingerprints, to protect against liquid stains, to help prevent premature fading and to fill and hide hairline scratches and to maintain a smooth, glass-like finish.

Unsealed Marble Care(natural state, uncoated)Immediately upon receipt of this marble, apply a coat of paste wax to seal and protect the surface. This will fill small holes and repel liquids. Never leave anything wet for any length of time on marble furniture. Keep it well waxed, as you would any fine piece of wood furniture.

The removal of light rings and slight stains is a simple procedure. If you think it's a surface stain, with a light-handed application try the finest sandpaper (600 grit or finer) available. Then add a small amount of either hydrogen peroxide, diluted bleach, or ammonia to the stain with a soft cloth. Always wash with clear water, wipe with a dry cloth, and re-wax after any cleaning or repair.

Lacquer Care(polyester poured finish) can be cleaned with glass cleaner and a soft cloth.

Rug Care

With proper maintenance and rug padding, you can maximize your area rug investment. The following tips can be used on all types of rugs, and can keep your rug looking great!

Frequent vacuuming benefits all rugs, but please do not vacuum rug fringe, or use beater- bar attachments on hooked rugs. Turn rugs 180 degrees annually to alternate wear patterns and even out sun exposure.

Spot clean all spills with soda water, blotting with a white cloth. Quick reaction helps minimize the chances of a stain 'setting.' All stubborn stains should be treated by a professional rug cleaner.