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Furniture Care Tips (Laminated Furniture)
Use and Care Tips
- Tablecloths, runner and table pads are available and provide the most protection during regular and heavy use of your dining table.
- Hot pads should always be used always be used when placing warm serving dishes on tabletop. Very hot items such as a sauce pan or baking dish should never be placed on a tabletop, even with a hot pad.
- Placemats will help to protect the finish from dishes and silver ware, and coasters will help protect your furniture from moisture.
- Tablecloths and table pads provide the most protection from UV (Ultra-Violet) light, which causes the finish to fade and deteriorate and may even bleach the wood.
- Always use a protective pad when writing with a ballpoint pen on the furniture surface.
- Placing your furniture away from windows or blocking direct sunlight will help to protect your furniture from the damaging UV rays. Tinting your windows is another consideration and sometimes even recommended to help protect fine furniture from UV damage.
- Vase cloths will protect your tablecloths from scratches when lamps, vases and other accessories are place on your laminated furniture.
- Always lift items from a tabletop, avoid sliding items across a table top as this can abrade and scratch the finish and in extreme cases, the wood surface below.
- When enjoying the warm glow from a candle, be sure to place a candle stand or tray underneath the candle to collect any melted wax that may drip or run down the candle.
- Never place burning candles on a finished wood surface. As the candle burns down and the wax melts, it can generate and transfer enough heat to damage the finish and wooden surface.
- Avoid using household solvent-based products such as fingernail polish and polish removers around an unprotected finished surface. In case of spills,
Cleaning and Maintenance:
- Cleaning your laminated furniture regularly will help prolong its life and maintain the original look for a long period of time.
- For regular cleaning of dust and light dirt, we recommend to use a soft lint free cotton cloth or feather duster make sure it its dry, light touch wiping with one direction is recommended.
- For unavoidable spills or stain, blot the spill immediately, do not wipe as this will spread the spill and may cause further damage. If the surface has not been damaged, clean and polish the tabletop immediately.
- Regular or weekly dusting and cleaning removes the buildup of grease, lint and dust that can get ground into or soften the finish.