Furniture Care

 

 Design Furniture Care

 

Caring For Your Marble

All of our marbles are sealed on arrival in your home. We use an A-grade protective sealant that is skillfully applied to your marble top on arrival. It does help to protect against stains however please follow our instructions below to ensure you keep it looking as beautiful as it should be. 

Maintenance advice from our friends at Design K.

CLEANING: Use warm water and detergent. Do not use soap as it can cause the light stone to darken. Detergent should be effective enough to remove oil-based stains. Once you have cleaned the surface, rinse it with water and dry with a soft cloth.

SEALING: Natural stone must be sealed with a penetrating sealer and be regularly maintained. You can use a sealant two to four times a year. This will prevent that natural stone from absorbing liquids and moisture. When using a sealant on a dining table, make sure that the sealant is safe for food preparation areas.

POLISH: This will remove etching. Polish is usually sprinkled over the surface and rubbed with a buffing pad. By polishing your marble, you will ensure that the surface stays smooth.

CRACKS: If cracks appear over time, they can be repaired by a professional stone worker. Do not attempt to repair deep cracks or etching on your own. It is easy to damage the surface if you do not have experience in repairing marble. Please contact us for recommended professionals who can help.

STAINS: You can use a household bleach to remove stains, but the bleach should be washed away before it dries. Remember to rinse the stone with clean water afterwards.

Wipe spills immediately with a damp cloth.

 

Caring For Your Terrazzo  

Wipe clean with a soft cloth and clean water.

Wipe spills immediately with a damp cloth.

If using detergent, try to use a natural product.

Avoid scouring pads as they may scratch the surface.

 

Caring For Your Oak Veneer

Wipe clean with a soft cloth and clean water, and wipe dry in the direction of the wood grain.

Wipe spills immediately with a damp cloth.

Once per month, try to clean the surface with a cleaner formulated specifically for wood furniture.

 

3 Rules!

Drinks, use coasters!

Meals, use placemats!

Detergents, use organic!

 

Moving Your Furniture 

In the case of marble and Terrazzo, your furniture tops are fixed to the steel bases using silicone and commercial grade 3M. This means that when knocked they will stay in place, however if you are looking to move your piece around your home, please do so by aiming to hold the base. This relives the stress on the natural stone which is liable to come apart from the base if held only by itself.