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Tips For Caring For Your Furniture

Your home or office furniture can be a major investment that is unavoidable if you are to have a comfortable and productive space. While your collection of furniture can be a major investment, there are several key points that you can keep in mind to help prevent some routine types of damage from becoming major issues for the furniture.

Care For The Leather Upholstery

Leather is a common type of upholstery that is found on high-end furniture. While leather can be extremely attractive, it will need to receive regular care if i is to remain in good condition. This will include cleaning the leather, applying a protective moisturizer and repairing small tears and other damages as quickly as possible. In some instances, the leather may be too damaged to be worth repairing, and this may mean that you should have all of the leather replaced.

Repair Scratches And Other Damages To The Wood

In addition to caring for the leather, you should also make an effort to keep the wood in good condition. When the wood of your furniture is allowed to become scratched, dented or otherwise damaged, you should act quickly to repair these issues. This may seem unnecessary, but it can be possible for moisture to enter through these damaged areas. Once this occurs, the furniture may be much more prone to developing rot or discoloration that could be permanent. Luckily, it is fairly simple to repair these damages as there are wood filler products that you can use for this purpose. After applying the filler to the wood, you can use a stain to ensure that it matches the original color and shading of the wood as closely as possible.

Be Mindful When Storing The Furniture

There may be instances where you need to store your furniture for fairly long periods of time. This may seem like it will be a simple task, but incorrectly storing furniture can greatly increase the chances of it being damaged. To protect your furniture from these issues, it may be worthwhile to always cover the furniture in a protective cloth before placing it into the unit. Also, you may find that you will benefit from using a climate controlled storage provider as these services will reduce the amount of moisture and heat that it must endure. If you plan on simply storing these pieces of furniture in your home or garage, you should avoid placing them in view of windows as prolonged exposure to sunlight can degrade the wood or upholstery.

Talk to a local Knoll distributor for more help.