To guarantee that you get the most enjoyment out of your furniture pieces, you must dedicate the work required for its maintenance. Before we dive deeper into the details of how to clean your wooden pieces, let’s have a quick look at this explainer video:
It bears noting that each piece has been meticulously processed and handled, making it simple for you to care for it daily. Some companies even go as far as to include a beginning care package and comprehensive care instructions that will walk you through the cleaning procedure step by step.
However, in the event that your purchased product does not come with an instruction, here is a quick guide on how to ensure that your pieces last you a long time.
How to Make Your Furniture Last?
To maintain the furniture accordingly, we need to perform these steps on a regular basis:
- You should clean your furniture with a moist towel first and then with a dry one to remove any residual dampness.
- Keep in mind that when you spill something, you should clean it up as fast as possible.
- Because oilcloth or something similar is being used, it should not sit on the surface of your wooden furniture for longer than 24 hours.
- Place heated pads or a wet mat under hot and/or moist items to protect flat surfaces.
- When using pointed utensils, to prevent dangerous slips, always use a firm pad to fasten to the surface easily. These pads may be made with felt or synthetic fiber plastics.
- Maintaining the color of the wood will help keep the wood looking its natural color, and the sun is known to cause solar fading on some species of wood.
- Never position furniture near wood-burning stoves, radiators, or any other source of heat.
- It is critical that you get in touch with your supplier in the event of any damage or event.
It is also important that you can distinguish which cleaning treatment works best with a certain material. That said, here are six different surfaces according to the suited care and maintenance:
- Soap treated
- Oil treated
- Wood care-treated
Wood as a Special Case
Generally, wood requires adequate care and upkeep even when erected. Most furniture made of wood is dried to around 8% humidity and 40% relative humidity at a temp. of 20° C.
The wood behaves differently depending on the ambient humidity. This is why wooden objects must be stored in an atmosphere with a humidity fluctuation of no more than 40% to 60%.
When winter arrives and it’s time to turn on the heat, humidity levels may dip below 40%. This may cause the material to contract somewhat, but it will re-expand as the humidity increases.
This occurs as a result of evaporation, which is accelerated in cross-cut lumber.
Under these dry circumstances, you should treat the furniture with soap or oil as directed. We propose that you invest in a hygrometer to monitor the humidity level in your house.
By and large, solid wood is one of the most outstanding materials for furniture construction.
It is exceptionally durable and has a long useful life. When wood is treated correctly, it becomes simpler to care for and preserve and develops more slowly and elegantly.