How to Care for your Furniture
The team at RK Furniture Gallery has compiled our best advice for keeping your furniture looking as good as the day you purchased it. We want you to love your furniture for years to come by caring for it with simple tips to furniture care.
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Leather is a natural material with each hide being as unique as you are. Premium leather hides used for upholstering furniture will show non-uniform surface qualities. Variations in texture are not flaws and will not affect the leather’s durability. Common surface variations include scratches, wrinkles and healed scars. The appearance of these naturally occurring markings will assure you that you have a quality piece of real leather.
Solid Wood Furniture
A few basic steps are all it takes to protect your solid wood furniture and keep your new investment looking as beautiful as it did the day you bought it. Maintenance of your wood furniture is simple – a damp cloth is all you need. Wood is a natural material and each piece is unique; colour, grain and texture like knots can vary. To maintain the look of your wood furniture you should minimize factors that can affect the woods performance.
Many people do not realize that their furniture can have a longer life if they follow some very simple cleaning instructions. Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight. Exposure to sunlight will fade the fabric. Dark fabrics and fabrics with a high natural fibre content are most susceptible to fading. Take special care when spraying household chemicals and commercial products near fabric as these may damage, stain or fade fabrics.
Protect your Floors
Your wood floor and your furniture may both beautiful; together, however, they can create some not-so-beautiful scratches. Furniture can be rough on hardwood floors.
Fortunately, it's possible to protect your wood floors from your furniture by taking some preventative measures. With these tips you can preserve your hardwood floor for years to come.
Each piece of hardwood is one of a kind and will respond naturally to change in your home’s temperature and humidity. Because these woods are sourced from all over the world and different climates surface cracks may widen, and movement of joints can occur, which is natural characteristics of a solid wood product. A few steps can be taken fro you to enjoy the beauty of these unique woods for years to come.