INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE AND MAINTENANCE OF FURNITURE
You bought great quality furniture.
In order for the furniture to serve you for a long time and delight you with the exceptional look, we provide you with this information. If you have any questions, please contact us, we will be happy to help you.
The furniture must be used only for its intended purpose.
The furniture must be maintained and assembled in accordance with the furniture assembly instructions provided (if required).
We encourage all buyers to attach their shelves, chests of drawers and other larger cabinet furniture to the walls. When loading items on the shelves, follow the principle: the heaviest - closer to the edges (supports), the lightest - in the center. In high cupboards and sections, try to put the heaviest items in the lower shelves or cabinets, and at the top - lighter - so the furniture will be more stable.
It is forbidden to attach or hang additional objects on the doors and shelves. Open and close furniture doors and drawers gently without knocking them. Do not use excessive force when opening-closing movable furniture parts.
To prevent deformation of the drawers of cabinets and other furniture door hinges, furniture doors and drawers should be closed without noise and kept closed. Do not close furniture doors and drawers with a higher drawbar capacity (for drawbar mechanisms).
Use the furniture and its components only for their intended purpose. Improperly used furniture can be damaged. All items in cabinets and cupboards should be arranged so that the weight is spread more or less equally throughout the shelf and drawer area.It is recommended to place the heaviest items as close as possible to the attachment points, i.e. y. at the edges of shelves and drawers. It is recommended to store heavier items in the lower part of high furniture constructions (kitchen cabinets, cabinets, racks) than in the upper part. This will ensure greater stability of these structures. It should be remembered that of many cabinets, chest of drawers doors open only at a 90 ° angle, so do not try to open the door at a greater angle, as this may damage the hinges.
Place the furniture in dry, ventilated rooms on a flat and solid surface.
Place furniture more than 50 cm away from fireplaces, radiators or other heat sources, avoid open flames. Long-term standing near the heat source can dry the leather, wood; it can start to crack, the heat sources can affect the foam as well.
Avoid placing furniture in direct sunlight, as a result, all types of fabrics, wood or leather can change color.
Firmly attach the legs; if there is no cushioning under leg, it is necessary to attach it to avoid damaging the floor.
When moving the furniture to another place, do not push it but move it, or pick it up and reassemble it in another place, do not lift the upholstered furniture by holding the fabric or pillows, lift the furniture only from the bottom by holding a solid part of the structure or frame.
Do not use or climb on furniture as a means of promotion or support.
Protect wooden furniture parts from careless hits and scratches, water or other liquids.
Without the supervision of a responsible person please do not allow the use of furniture mechanisms by children, persons with physical, mental disorders or persons without sufficient knowledge and experience.
The furniture must be protected against aggressive substances (concentrated alkali, acids, solvents, etc.). Even the short-term effects of such liquids can damage not only the surfaces and mechanisms of the furniture, but also your health. As many detergents contain concentrated, chemically active substances or abrasive (abrasive) particles, use only special detergents for furniture care.
To remove dirt and moisture from the surface of the furniture, use a soft cloth (plush, flannel, etc.) or use special wipes for furniture care. Do not use cloths that contain abrasive particles, as this may damage the paint and laminate.
It is not recommended to keep uncleaned dirt of any origin from the surface of the furniture for a long time, as permanent stains may form. Easily remove stains with a clean cloth dampened with water. Thoroughly clean the damp surface with a clean, dry cloth. Clean metal surfaces with special cleaning agents that do not have solid particles and bleaching characters. After cleaning with household chemical cleaners, clean the surface with a clean cloth dampened with water and wipe with a dry cloth.
Only clean chrome or stainless steel surfaces with special cleaning agents. Prolonged storage of metal furniture finishes or individual mechanisms and accessories in a humid environment can cause their corrosion.
Very high or very low temperatures, as well as high temperature contrast, can cause quite serious damage to furniture details. It should be remembered that the furniture is designed to be stored within accommodation spaces where there are no sudden fluctuations in temperature and / or humidity. The furniture is not adapted to outdoor use. The furniture is recommended to operate at a temperature of + 18 ° С - + 25 ° С. Furniture components must not be close to the heat source (including heating devices). Care must be taken not to allow objects (irons, pans, etc.) heated to more than 50 ° С to come into contact with the furniture.
It is not recommended that the furniture be exposed to long-term hot air (incompletely closed oven, long-hot stove, radiation from incandescent lamps). Due tothe effect of hot air, the materials of the surface of frames and facades can start to delaminate.
Before the first use of the furniture folding function make sure that all transport guards have been removed.
Furniture can have wrinkles, textile hair clumps caused by transportation. In this case, manual shaping of furniture parts (armrests, sticks, etc.) is recommended, which will allow to obtain the required furniture shape faster.
It is recommended to comb textiles with hair with a damp microfiber cloth.
Do not lift the furniture by the armrests. Do not pull the furniture by the headrest, soft backrest cushions, armrests or back cushions, as this may damage the structure and seams. Carefully lift the entire product from the base.
It is not recommended to use the furniture immediately after unpacking it. Leave the furniture to ventilate.
Furniture should be placed on a level surface. Place the furniture 5 - 10 cm from the wall to prevent abrasions or indentations.
Recommended room relative humidity: 45% - 55%, temperature from + 18ºC to + 23ºC.
It is not recommended to place the furniture too close to heaters and other heat sources, away from air vents and air conditioners, to avoid sudden changes in temperature and humidity (minimum distance 1 m.).
Furniture cushions should be hand-shaken to regain a proper look that may have changed after the furniture has been used or transported. When using upholstered furniture with pillows, it is necessary to repeat their formation by hand depending on the intensity of use of the furniture.
We recommend changing the seating position regularly - not sitting in one place on the furniture, so the furniture will retain its original appearance longer. Avoid high point loads on the seated / lying part of upholstered furniture, e.g. avoid kneeling on them, do not place heavy, upright or sharp objects.
Sit on the furniture in all parts of the furniture evenly so there will be no differences in softness and hardness.
It is prohibited to contact furniture with strong dyes (eg jeans); is also forbidden to cover the furniture with fabrics that can paint, or if stains may remain on the furniture, such stain cannot be considered a basis for a claim. The emergence of differences due to uneven use of furniture is not a deficiency of furniture.
During the first three months of use, the foam of the furniture should soften and remain so.
Do not sit on armrests, backrest.
Do not stand, jump on a seat, support or on individual spring straps.
The natural effect of use is wrinkling of the cover, slight detachment of the seat, stretching of the fabric, artificial or natural leather, looseness, abrasion at the seams, gloss of the leather. In the seated parts, light folds may form from the fabric during use, which is a consequence of stretching and is not a defect in the material.
Furniture with a folding function is not intended for everyday sleep.
Do not pull the lifting mechanism on one side only - always pull at the center.
Children are prohibited from unfolding and folding the sleep and rest mechanism independently.
It is recommended to avoid direct contact of the upholstery of the furniture with human body sweat, animal and vegetable fats, solvents and alcoholic liquids, as well as with other chemicals that may adversely affect the upholstery.
Do not place newspapers, magazines on the furniture - the paint can soak and damage the upholstery of the furniture. Jeans and other clothing, upholstery (blankets), and items made of dyeing, rolling fabric (material) can leave visible stains on the upholstery.
Over time, shade unevenness can occur due to the fading effect of light.
When choosing a bed with a lifting mechanism, it is necessary to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for bed mattress weights. Too heavy mattress can interfere with the proper use of the lifting mechanism.
If the furniture has a mechanism, do not pull it on one side only, pull at the center of the mechanism. Attention, mechanisms, over time, can become loose during closing, close unevenly, emit sound, it is recommended to inspect them from time to time, tightening if necessary. Unattended furniture can be irreparably damaged.
It is not recommended to place the bedding in the box under the lifting mechanism so that it is not damaged or soiled during opening.
After a certain period of use, some mechanical parts of the furniture (hinges, lifting mechanisms, drawer attachments) may lose the optimal adjustment made during furniture assembly. Furniture will function properly if the hinges or guides are lubricated in time with paraffin or other material with similar characteristics.
If the threaded joints loosen, they must be tightened periodically.
Use chairs, tables, cabinet furniture for its intended purpose. Do not jump, climb, do not use for climbing. Protect them from liquids (juice, coffee, grease, wine, water, etc.), chemicals (acids, alkalis, paints, solvents, etc.). After spillage - clean immediately, do not push them when moving, carry them over. Protect the floor of the room! If the floor is sensitive to scratches, it is advisable to use protective pads on the legs.
Do not use or climb on furniture as a means of promotion or support.
The furniture must be protected from mechanical damage, do not use sharp objects to clean the furniture.
The appearance of painted or varnished elements of MDF furniture can change over time due to the effects of aggressive environments (high and low temperatures, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, steam, etc.) and the cleaning products and methods which you use to maintain these surfaces. Painted surfaces must be protected from any aggressive liquids (thinners, petrol, acids, acetone, etc.).
Abrasives, detergents not intended for the care of painted surfaces, strong thinners and acids, as well as hard sponges are not suitable for the care of facades. Do not use chlorine containing detergents. Painted and varnished surfaces must be protected from shocks and sharp objects, as even a slight blow to the painted surface can leave cracks on the painted surface. Periodically clean the surface with a soft cloth and be sure to use product-specific cleaners. Wipes or rags used to maintain for painted and varnished surfaces must not contain abrasives.
Special polishing fluids can be used to maintain for the lacquered surfaces of furniture, which, in most cases, also clean the surface. Polishing fluids that are not intended to come into contact with food must not be used for polishing kitchen furniture. When changing or adding furniture elements, a difference in color may be noticeable, but this is not considered a sign of poor quality furniture.
MAINTENANCE OF WOODEN OILED FURNITURE
First of all, it must be remembered that tree is a natural material that grows in nature. The color and texture of tree gives each furniture surface uniqueness. Wood is characterized by differences in texture and color under different lighting conditions, so this phenomenon is considered to be completely normal. This only confirms the high quality of the materials and cannot be a basis for a claim. Like other natural materials, wood is exposed to excessively humid or dry air. Although covered with quality oils, the tree can swell or shrink. The furniture should be mainatined in a room where medium temperature and relative humidity are maintained.
The furniture is recommended to maintain at a temperature of + 18 ° С - + 25 ° С
During the heating season, solid wood furniture can dry out, therefore it is advisable to humidify the indoor air. With a humidity of less than 55%, there is a risk of the furniture cracking. This is not due to the manufacturer's fault, but to incorrect maintenance.
During the non-heating season, when the air humidity increases above 70%, wooden furniture attracts moisture from the environment, expands, moving parts can start to touch one another, so the premises need to be drained.
Solid wood furniture is sensitive to direct sunlight and direct light from light sources. Exposure to these rays can change the color saturation. Changes in hue and color intensity usually occur in solid wood furniture. Furniture made of wood can age naturally, and "veins" can appear on this furniture. This is a normal reaction. Furniture should be cleaned in the direction of the wood fiber structure, as this is better cleaned without clogging the smallest depressions in the solid structure.
Solid wood furniture should not be washed with large amounts of water, as cracks may appear on the surface of the wood. Such surfaces can be cleaned with a cloth dampened with a solution of neutral liquid soap and well squeezed. After wiping the surface with a damp cloth, it should be cleaned dry immediately. Excess moisture entering the joints can create micro-cracks. To avoid this, drain. Do not allow grease and other very dirty stains to dry on the surface, as indelible stains may form on the wood in these areas.
The surface of natural wood must be protected from shocks, mechanical damage, sharp objects. Do not allow surfaces to rub against metal objects.
When placing drinks, houseplants, etc. on wooden furniture, always use the appropriate material trays or plates, as stains will appear on the surface of the furniture when the liquid gets on it, and after a long time the wood finish may bounce off. The surface of wooden furniture is negatively affected by direct sunlight - the wood fades, splits. For these reasons, wooden furniture should be placed away from windows, air conditioners and heaters, which also damage the moisture balance of the wood. Some plastic or rubber items contain materials that can damage the finish of wooden furniture, so stains can be found, so it is worth choosing their location more carefully or using soft covers and napkins. Synthetic, rubber, plastic items contain harmful chemicals that, like grease, damage the surface of furniture, so it is not advisable to leave such items on wooden furniture for a long time. Tablecloths or cork pallets protect your furniture, but remember to remove these covers from time to time and check that there are no unnoticed stains or particles of spilled and absorbed liquids that could damage the surface of the furniture.
Wooden surfaces must be protected from the ingress of any aggressive substances (thinners, petrol, acids, acetone, etc.).
If your furniture is not made of synthetic material, but of natural wood, things like small dot branches, wood grooves, color variations of each board, the unevenness of the wood structure should not confuse you. On the contrary, this is what emphasizes the natural beauty of wooden furniture.
Solid wood furniture is durable as it can always be renewed. This is a big advantage. With proper maintenance of solid oak furniture, you will be able to enjoy them for many years to come.
Wood is a natural product of nature with the ability to change its color over time, whatever the material with which it was covered. There is no single shade or pattern of wood, each tree is different, grows in different conditions.
Wooden furniture is affected by temperature fluctuations.
Change the location of items, accessories, or accessories on wooden furniture so that they do not lie in the same place all the time, even if the furniture fades, there will be no bright spots on it.
Wipe off dirt immediately. It is better to clean with a well-absorbent material rather than rubbing. White stains on the furniture might leave if water is not cleaned for a long time. Alcohol, perfumes, aftershaves, and medications can severely damage the surface.
Do not use several types of cleaners at once or at the same time.
It usually takes 3 to 9 months for the furniture from the manufacturer to reach the buyer. The oil is already absorbed into the wood. Therefore, it is especially recommended to oil the furniture onceagain before you maintain it. How to do it:
You have to buy furniture oil. Make sure that the oil is specifically for furniture:
Oils come in different bases. If you use the wrong base oil, there is a high probability that your furniture will be punctured by white stains. And then after rubbing ir with sandpaper for a long time you will be able to remove the new oil from the surface. Our furniture is oiled with colorless flaxseed oil.
Furniture oil does not contain harmful impurities, so you can safely put food on it. If you have floor or other oil left over from construction - we do not recommend oiling the furniture with it for the reasons mentioned above.
But if you decide to take a risk - then we recommend to cover the invisible side of the furniture with unknown oil (for example - turn the table over and cover some 20x20 cm from the inside of the table). Wait 12 hours. If nothing has happened – you can try to oil the whole furniture. Good luck!
Sometimes customers ask us - can we use olive or sunflower cooking oil? We do not recommend it because edible oil, like any food, may start to emit an unpleasant odor when it expires. Each product has its own intended purpose. Upholstery oil is better absorbed than edible oil. You can use edible oil, but the result will be worse.
The ambient temperature must be at least 20 C, then the oil is well absorbed into the surface. Of course, you can also work at lower temperatures, but your work will be worse (the oil will not absorb well into the wood);
Prepare the surface
Swipe by hand the surface of the furniture. The hand is significantly more sensitive than the eye to assess surface roughness. If you feel a rough surface, scrub the area with a fine sandpaper (emery number / caliber must be at least 180). Scrub is needed along the wood fiber, by no means across!
What happens if you scrub across wood fibers / across lamellae? Nothing terrible will happen, but as a result you will only scratch the surface and still to get a smooth surface - you will need to finish scrabing by scrabing along the wood fiber.
Pour furniture oil into a flat container and cover the entire surface of the furniture with a cotton cloth, the oil begins to absorb into the surface.
Wait 15-20 minutes; oil, depending on the structure of the wood, will already be absorbed in some places and not yet in others. Then use the same cloth to sweep across the surface of the furniture again and smooth out / dispel the excess oil.
Wait a few minutes and wipe off excess oil with a clean, dry cotton cloth or paper kitchen towel. And if you don't clean, what will happen? After 24 hours, the oil will harden and the places where the drops of oil were - shine like a varnish, and where the oil was absorbed - will be a matte surface.And then again you will need to use sandpaper no.180 (and higher number) to help.
Repeat everything after half a year or a year.
It is recommended to renew the finish every six months or at least once a year. More commonly used furniture, such as a table top, is recommended to over-oil more often.
IT IS FORBIDDEN:
To stand, lie on separate parts of the bed (eg sides, legs, etc.).
To climb into the linen box.
To play with furniture mechanisms, insert fingers, hands, other parts of the body, foreign objects into the mechanisms, they can injure, damage the furniture.
To put your hands on the lifting mechanism.
Children are not allowed to use the lifting mechanism independently.
Care must be taken to prevent the lifting mechanism from falling.
To jump on furniture to avoid severe blows to textiles, springs, machinery, wood.
To stand, sit on upholstered furniture, backrests and cribs, backs, armrests, they are designed to put your hands up and lean on.
To climb, hang on furniture, on their door drawers, the furniture can fall down and endanger health.
To apply strong, point pressure to the furniture, as this can damage the furniture structure.
To place wet or hot dishes on furniture, heat and liquids can damage the furniture.
To cut directly on the furniture. Use a cutting board.
To place heavy, upright or sharp-angled objects on the furniture, touch the furniture with sharp objects.
To store furniture in damp rooms
To allow pets to climb on furniture, their nails, teeth, can scratch textiles, leather, wood. Their saliva fluids adversely affect textiles and wood.
To use cleaning products that contain large amounts of acids, chlorine, acetone, alcohol, gasoline, etc. When using cleaning products, make sure that they are suitable for cleaning a specific surface, (try on the invisible side of the furniture before use). The use of cleaning products is the responsibility of the user.
To use furniture while it is not completely dry.
To use, place a heated iron on the furniture.