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Timber furniture is a beautiful addition to any home, and with proper care, it can last for generations. Here are some guidelines to help you maintain the natural beauty and prolong the life of your timber furniture:
Dusting: Regularly dust your timber furniture with a soft, lint-free cloth or a feather duster to remove loose particles and prevent them from scratching the surface. Avoid using abrasive materials or rough sponges that can damage the wood.
Avoid Direct Sunlight: Position your timber furniture away from direct sunlight or sources of heat, such as air conditioners, fireplaces and heaters. The Australian sun can be very harsh and prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause the wood to fade or crack.
Use Coasters and Mats: Always use coasters, placemats, or tablecloths when placing hot or wet objects on the furniture's surface. Heat and moisture can leave permanent marks and damage the wood's finish.
Cleaning: For routine cleaning, wipe the furniture with a slightly damp cloth and a mild soapy water mixture. Avoid using harsh chemicals, solvents, or ammonia-based products, as they can strip the finish or harm the wood. After cleaning, make sure to dry the surface thoroughly with a soft cloth to prevent moisture absorption.
Handling Spills: In case of spills, immediately blot them with a clean, dry cloth to absorb the liquid. Avoid rubbing the spill, as it can spread and penetrate the wood. If a stain persists, consult a professional for appropriate stain removal techniques.
Avoid Harsh Impacts: Prevent your timber furniture from experiencing heavy impacts or pressure that can dent or scratch the surface. Use furniture pads or felt protectors under the legs of chairs, tables, and other pieces to avoid scraping the floor or damaging the furniture.
Regular Maintenance: Inspect your timber furniture periodically for any signs of wear, loose joints, or damage. Tighten loose screws\bolts or joints promptly to maintain the structural integrity.
Humidity Control: Wood is sensitive to changes in humidity, which can cause it to expand or contract, leading to cracks or warping. Maintain a stable humidity level in the room. Be mindful on very humid days (65% - 100% humidity) prior to turning on air conditioning.
Styling & Accessories: Consistently storing your accessories in one spot can alter the aging process of the wood. Placing a bowl or vase in the same location can cause that area to retain its original colour, while the rest of the timber naturally fades over time.
By following these care instructions, you can enjoy your timber furniture's beauty and functionality for many years to come.
Regular Cleaning: Clean your outdoor furniture regularly to remove dust, dirt, and debris. Use a mild soap or detergent mixed with water and a soft brush or sponge to gently scrub the surfaces. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow it to dry completely before using. A failure to dry after washing may result in rust acceleration.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on your outdoor furniture, as they can damage the surfaces and finishes. Stick to mild soap or specialized outdoor furniture cleaners that are safe for the materials used in your furniture.
Protect from Sun and UV Rays: Prolonged exposure to sunlight and UV rays can cause fading, discoloration, and deterioration of outdoor furniture. Please ensure you use an approved outdoor protective cover to shield the furniture from direct sunlight.
Apply Protective Coatings: Wood furniture may require periodic applications of an approved wax to protect it from moisture and sun damage.
Proper Storage: To keep your outdoor furniture in excellent condition we strongly advise storing in a covered area to protect it from extreme temperatures, moisture, and the elements. If storage space is limited, invest in high-quality furniture covers that are waterproof, breathable, and most importantly provides UV protection.
Cushion Care: If your outdoor furniture has cushions, check the care instructions provided by the manufacturer. Most outdoor cushions are designed to be weather-resistant but not weather-proof. Cushions may require occasional cleaning. Remove any removable cushion covers and follow the washing instructions carefully. It's advisable to store cushions indoors during extended periods of non-use or inclement weather.
Preventative Measures: Take preventative measures to protect your outdoor furniture. Use coasters or placemats under glasses, cups, and other items to avoid stains and water rings on the surfaces. Place furniture glides or protective pads under the legs of your furniture to prevent scratches and damage to the flooring or deck.
Monitor and Address Damage: Regularly inspect your outdoor furniture for any signs of damage, such as loose screws, rust spots, or cracked surfaces. Promptly address any issues to prevent further deterioration. Tighten loose screws to ensure that the product is in serviceable condition.
Follow Assembly Instructions: If you assemble the outdoor furniture yourself, carefully follow the manufacturer's assembly instructions to ensure its structural integrity and stability. Improper assembly can lead to weakened furniture, which may be prone to damage or accidents.
Remember, proper care and maintenance will help prolong the life and beauty of your outdoor furniture, ensuring that you can enjoy it for years to come.
Regular Dusting: Dust and debris can accumulate on the surface of leather lounges, so it's important to regularly dust them using a soft, dry cloth or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment. This helps prevent scratches and keeps the leather looking clean.
Spills and Stains: Act quickly if any spills occur on the leather lounge. Use a clean, dry cloth to blot the spill gently, avoiding excessive rubbing which can spread the stain. For liquid spills, avoid using water directly on the leather. Instead, use an approved leather cleaner.
Cleaning Products: When cleaning your leather lounge, use Amart approved cleaners for leather upholstery. Do not use generic leather cleaners or saddle soaps. Avoid using harsh chemicals, detergents, or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the leather. Always test any cleaning product on a small, inconspicuous area before applying it to the entire surface. High wear areas such as the headrest, backrest, armrests, seat and footrests will require more frequent cleaning as these will come in contact with your skin and come susceptible to dirt, grime and acids from the skin. Without proper care and maintenance this may lead to damage to the leather coating which may cause your leather to peel.
Conditioning: Leather tends to dry out over time, so it's important to regularly condition your leather lounge. Use an approved high-quality leather conditioner and apply it using a soft cloth, following the manufacturer's instructions. Conditioning helps to maintain the leather's suppleness, prevent cracking, and extend its lifespan.
Sunlight and Heat: Direct sunlight and excessive heat can cause leather to fade, dry out, and crack. Avoid placing your leather lounge in direct sunlight or near heat sources such as radiators or fireplaces. If possible, use curtains or blinds to protect the leather from prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Avoid Sharp Objects: Keep sharp objects away from your leather lounge to prevent accidental cuts or scratches. This includes keys, pet claws, and sharp-edged items. If you have pets, consider using protective covers or training them to stay off the furniture.
Regular Rotation: If your leather lounge has removable cushions, rotate them periodically to ensure even wear. This helps prevent excessive sagging and maintains the appearance of the lounge.
Professional Cleaning: It's recommended to have your leather lounge professionally cleaned at least once or twice a year, depending on its usage. Professional cleaners have the expertise and specialized equipment to deep clean and condition the leather, removing any embedded dirt and restoring its original lustre.
Avoid Excessive Moisture: Leather is susceptible to moisture damage, so avoid spilling excessive amounts of water or other liquids on the lounge. Also, be cautious with wet clothing or towels as they can transfer moisture to the leather. If the leather becomes wet, blot it gently with a dry cloth and allow it to air dry naturally.
By following these care instructions, you can help maintain the beauty and longevity of your leather lounge. Remember to refer to the manufacturer's guidelines or consult a professional if you have any specific concerns about your particular leather furniture.
Vacuuming: Regularly vacuum your fabric sofa to remove dust, dirt, and loose debris. Use a soft brush attachment or a handheld vacuum with a fabric-friendly nozzle to avoid damaging the fabric. Vacuuming helps prevent dirt from settling into the fabric and keeps it looking clean.
Spot Cleaning: Act quickly if spills or stains occur on your fabric sofa. Blot the affected area immediately with a clean, absorbent cloth or paper towel to remove excess liquid. Avoid rubbing, as it can spread the stain. Use an approved fabric cleaner or a mixture of mild soap and water to gently clean the stain, following the manufacturer's instructions. Test the cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn't damage or discolour the fabric.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals: When cleaning your fabric sofa, avoid using harsh chemicals, bleach, or strong detergents, as they can damage the fabric. Stick to approved cleaning solutions specifically designed for Amart upholstery.
Cushion Fluffing and Rotation: To maintain the shape and evenness of your fabric sofa, regularly fluff and rotate the cushions. This helps distribute the wear and tear evenly across the sofa. Rotate the cushions periodically to prevent one side from being excessively used. Additionally, fluff the cushions by plumping them up and reshaping them to keep them comfortable and looking their best.
Protection from Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause fabric to fade and deteriorate over time. Position your fabric sofa away from windows or use curtains, blinds, or UV-protective window film to block or reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the sofa. This helps preserve the colour and quality of the fabric.
Pet Care: If you have pets, take extra precautions to protect your fabric sofa. Keep their nails trimmed to minimize the risk of snagging or tearing the fabric. Use protective covers or blankets to create a barrier between your pet and the sofa. In case of accidents or pet hair, clean the affected area promptly and consider using a lint roller or a fabric pet hair remover to remove any pet hair from the sofa.
Professional Cleaning: While regular maintenance can go a long way in keeping your fabric sofa clean, it's advisable to have it professionally cleaned every 6-12 months, depending on usage. Professional cleaners have the expertise and equipment to deep clean and remove embedded dirt, stains, and odors from the fabric. They can also apply protective treatments to extend the life of your sofa.
Avoid Sharp Objects: Prevent any potential damage by keeping sharp objects away from your fabric sofa. Avoid placing sharp-edged items or abrasive materials on or near the sofa to prevent cuts, snags, or tears.
By following these care instructions, you can help maintain the cleanliness, appearance, and longevity of your fabric sofa. If you have any specific concerns or questions about caring for your particular fabric sofa, consult the manufacturer's guidelines or seek professional advice.
Fluff and Shake: Regularly fluff and shake your feather-filled cushions to maintain their loft and restore their shape. This helps redistribute the feathers evenly and prevents them from clumping together. If the cushion looks flat, it’s time to fluff it.
Rotate and Reverse: Rotate and reverse the cushions frequently to ensure even wear and tear. This helps prevent one side from flattening more quickly than the other.
Protect from Direct Sunlight: Avoid placing feather-filled cushions in direct sunlight for prolonged periods. Exposure to direct sunlight can cause the fabric to fade and the feathers to become brittle.
Avoid Moisture: Keep feather-filled cushions away from moisture and damp areas. Moisture can lead to the growth of mould or mildew, which can damage the feathers and create unpleasant odours.
Gentle Spot Cleaning: If a spill or stain occurs on the cushion, attend to it promptly. Blot the affected area with a clean, absorbent cloth or sponge, using a mild detergent or an approved Amart upholstery cleaner suitable for feather-filled products. Avoid rubbing, as this can push the stain deeper into the fabric.
Professional Cleaning: Periodically, it is recommended to have your feather-filled cushions professionally cleaned. Professional cleaners have the expertise and equipment to effectively clean and refresh the cushions without damaging the feathers or fabric.
Remember, following these care instructions will help maintain the longevity and comfort of your feather-filled cushions, ensuring that they continue to provide you with cozy and luxurious seating for years to come.
Note:- Sometimes feathers may work their way out of the fabric casing. This is normal and not a manufacturing fault.
Fabric pilling refers to the formation of small, fuzzy balls or clusters of fibres on the surface of a fabric. It often occurs as a result of friction or abrasion, causing the fabric fibres to loosen and tangle together.
To help you understand, think of fabric as a bunch of tiny threads woven or knit together. When these threads rub against each other or against other surfaces, like your clothes or furniture, they can get tangled up and form those little balls called “pills”.
This is not a fault but simply the nature of textiles.
Now, let's talk about how you can fix fabric pilling:
Use a fabric shaver: A depiller is a handy tool designed to remove pills from fabric. It has a small blade that gently trims the pills off the surface of the fabric, making it look smooth again. Just be careful not to press too hard to avoid damaging the fabric.
Remember, fabric pilling is a common occurrence, especially in furniture that experiences a lot of wear and tear. By using these methods to remove pills and taking preventive measures, you can keep your fabrics looking fresh and pill-free for longer.
Reclining lounges offer the perfect blend of style and functionality, bringing comfort and elegance to any home. It is crucial to handle your reclining lounge with care and follow the intended usage guidelines to ensure safety and durability.
Recliners consist of a metal reclining mechanism base that enables the reclining function. During the manufacturing process, individual components such as seats, arms, backs, and upholstery are added to the base. These components are flexible but can be easily damaged if subjected to excessive weight, improper use, or excessive motion.
It is important to note that the moving parts of the recliner, particularly the reclining mechanism, can pose risks if not used correctly.
To ensure the safety of your family:
Always supervise children when they are around or on reclining furniture. Prevent them from operating the mechanism or playing on the recliner.
Only the intended occupant should operate the recliner. When not in use, make sure to fully close the recliner and keep it in an upright position.
When closing the recliner, always check underneath the mechanism to ensure that the footrests are folded down properly.
Avoid placing hands and feet near the mechanisms while closing the recliner. Be mindful of children, pets, and the possibility of trapping items like clothing or blankets in the mechanism.
For everyday use:
It is crucial to use recliners carefully and in accordance with their intended design to maintain their structural integrity. Misuse of the reclining mechanism can lead to bending or bowing.
Always ensure that the footrests are fully closed before entering or exiting the seat. Using the seat with the footrest open can damage the structure and is not the intended usage.
The footrests, when in the reclined position, are designed to support the weight of a single person's feet. Excessive weight, especially from pets and children, can overload the mechanism and cause irreparable twisting and bowing.
Reclining seats are meant to be sat on in the middle, as the center of the cushion provides structural support. Leaning to the sides, sitting on the front of the cushion, or pushing to the back of the seat is not recommended.
Leaning over the sides of the seat can twist the mechanism, so make sure to avoid placing your body weight on the sides of the chair at any time.
Moving or transporting reclining sofas can be challenging due to their weight, which includes the mechanism and frame. Always ensure there are at least two people to lift the weight properly and avoid dragging or dropping the recliner as it can cause bending and bowing of the mechanism.
Always ensure that the recliner if upright when transporting.
All Amart recliners mechanisms have a weight limit of 120kg. It is important that you do not overload the mechanism, or it will result in damage.
It might require a bit of adjustment to become accustomed to your new mattress if you've been using the same one for years. Our knowledgeable team has helped you choose a mattress that suits your requirements. It's important to be patient since your new mattress may feel unfamiliar at first, but over time, you will undoubtedly notice the benefits of a restful night's sleep on a high-quality mattress.
Even with a new mattress, minor body impressions can develop, particularly with ultra soft and plush models. This is actually a desirable aspect, indicating that the comfort layers are molding to the body's shape and functioning as intended. There's no need to worry if noticeable impressions occur because it simply means the mattress is adjusting to your individual needs.
Make sure to utilise a mattress protector at all times to safeguard your mattress. By investing a small amount, you can prolong the lifespan of your mattress and prevent it from getting dirty or stained.
Start by removing all bedding, pillows, and any other items from your mattress.
Check if your mattress is one-sided or two-sided. One-sided mattresses have a specific top and bottom, while two-sided mattresses can be flipped over.
If your mattress is one-sided (has a pillow top attached), you only need to rotate it 180 degrees. This means that the head of the mattress will become the foot, and vice versa. You don't need to flip it over.
If your mattress is two-sided, you can rotate it 180 degrees and flip it over. This means that both the top and bottom of the mattress will be switched. The head of the mattress will become the foot, and the bottom will become the top.
When rotating or flipping the mattress, it's a good idea to have someone help you. Mattresses can be heavy and difficult to manoeuvre on your own.
Once you've rotated or flipped the mattress, make sure it is positioned correctly on the bed frame or foundation.
Finally, put fresh bedding on your mattress and enjoy your newly rotated mattress!
Remember, rotating your mattress regularly can help to distribute the wear and prolong its lifespan. It's generally recommended to rotate your mattress every 3-6 months to avoid your mattress sagging due to overuse in that location.