Leather furniture is one of the most elegant types of furniture that you can own. Leather is pleasant to have in any style of home, and will bring a new light to any room it is placed in.
Leather is also a type of material that is easily maintained. Caring for your furniture is easily overlooked, but in order to hold the value of your leather, you should follow a few simple tasks in order to keep your leather looking, feeling, and even smelling new. You should also know of the different styles of leather finishes before you purchase your leather furniture.
Anilie leather is natural looking and will feature more noticeable marks, barbed wire scars, scratches, brands and wrinkles. The uniqueness of this leather will work for you if you are looking for a piece of furniture that is distinctive when looking at other furniture. Aniline leather should be cleaned with a soft cloth and vacuumed with a soft brush extension. You should also rub the leather down with a cleaning solution to preserve the quality of the leather.
Aniline Plus Leather
Pigmented or aniline-plus leather is another form of leather that is treated to ensure that there will be a smoother color and fewer scratches, marks and branding. This leather has also been treated to help the resistance of stains. Unlike Aniline leather, this is the most common form of leather you will find in department stores and furniture stores. You can also clean this form of leather in the same manner you would the Aniline leather; simply dust with a soft cloth and vacuum with a soft brush extension.
Nubuck leather has been buffed to feel like velvet or suede. This is a form of leather that will have more noticeable range marks, and is more likely to stain and fade than the two other forms of leather. Using a product such as Leather Master Nubuck cleaner and protection which will help the leather resist natural body oils, liquid spills, perspiration and maintain the velvet/suede texture. This form of leather is harder to keep clean than the other two forms of leather due to the texture not being smooth like Pigmented and Aniline leather.
No cleaning will remove every stain, fading or wear. However, you will be able to maintain your leather furniture longer by removing spills immediately, dusting regularly and using care and cleaning products designed for leather furniture.
There are some simple things you can do to protect your fine furniture during everyday use. Following some of these tips can extend the life of the finish and the furniture itself.
Tablecloths, runners and table pads are available and provide the most protection during regular and heavy use of your dining table.
Hot pads should always be used when placing warm serving dishes on a tabletop. Very hot items such as a sauce pan or baking dish should never be placed on a tabletop, even with a hot pad.
Placemats will help to protect the finish from dishes and silverware, and coasters will help protect your furniture from moisture.
Tablecloths and table pads provide the most protection from UV (ultra-violet) light, which causes the finish to fade and deteriorate and may even bleach the wood.
Always use a protective pad when writing with a ballpoint pen on the furniture surface. Placing your furniture away from windows or blocking direct sunlight will help to protect your furniture from the damaging UV rays. Tinting your windows is another consideration and sometimes even recommended to help protect fine furniture from UV damage.
Felt will protect your tabletops from scratches when used on the bottom of lamps, vases and other accessories. Always lift items from a tabletop, avoid sliding items across a table top as this can abrade and scratch the finish and in extreme cases, the wood surface below.
When enjoying the warm glow from a candle, be sure to place a candle stand or tray underneath the candle to collect any melted wax that may drip or run down the candle. Never place burning candles on a finished wood surface. As the candle burns down and the wax melts, it can generate and transfer enough heat to damage the finish and wooden surface.
Avoid using household solvent-based products such as fingernail polish and polish removers around an unprotected finished surface. In case of spills, blot the spill immediately, do not wipe as this will spread the spill and may cause further damage. If the surface has not been damaged, clean and polish the tabletop.
Cleaning and Polishing
Cleaning your wood furniture regularly will help in maintaining the value your fine furnishings. Dusting and cleaning removes the buildup of grease, lint and dust that can get ground into or soften the finish.
Cleaning your furniture should be done with a soft lint free cotton cloth dampened with water (not wet) or furniture polish following the pattern of the grain. Cleaning your furniture with a dry rag can cause scratches to the finish. Use a light touch and rotate your cleaning cloth frequently.
Follow by using a quality furniture polish to protect the cleaned surface per the manufacturer's instructions. Muenchens Furniture will gladly make recommendations on which products are best to protect your investment.
Your furniture plays an important part of the look and feel of your home decor. Understanding upholstery and how to care for your furniture is essential.
Before attempting to remove a stain from your furniture, it is helpful to know what type of fabric the furniture is covered with.
Most furniture companies provide standardized cleaning codes and instructions which list the preferred spot cleaning method. If these codes aren't available, you should first contact our service department (513)-738-4200 to obtain more information prior to cleaning your upholstery.
We suggest that you first test any cleaning product in an inconspicuous area.
Upholstery Cleaning Codes
S: Clean the fabric sparingly with a dry cleaning solvent that's water free. Test for color fastness, use sparingly.
W: Clean fabric with a water based solution, such as mild detergent and water or foam upholstery cleaner. Avoid over wetting.
WS: Depending on stain, use a water based solution, dry-cleaning solvent or upholstery shampoo.
X: Fabric should be professionally cleaned only. Vacuum or brush lightly to remove any accumulation of dust, dirt and debris.
Do not use cleaning solvents or water based products on fabric.
If you are not sure about how to clean your furniture, or the codes are not available, it may be best to call a professional cleaner. You can also purchase upholstery protectors to keep your furniture from becoming stained or dirty. If you buy your furniture brand new, the fabric is generally pre-treated. However, over time this protection will wear off, and used furniture will likely not have it.
It is also important to deodorize your upholstery on a regular basis. Many odors can be tough to remove, and they make using your furniture an unpleasant experience. Deodorizers can be purchased which uses enzymes to destroy odor which is caused by urine or other materials. It does this by consuming the matter which causes the smell. This will give your furniture and upholstery a pleasant scent.
Congratulations on purchasing your new mattress set!
In order to protect the investment you have made and the performance of your mattress, please consider these valuable tips.
1. Expect some level of adjustment when sleeping on a new mattress. After all those years on your old bed, you may need some time to get used to the "feel" of the new set. It may take you a week or so, or it could be as short as the time it takes you to fall asleep the very first night.
2. Remember that the comfort layers of your mattress will probably "give" a little. Today's resilient mattress materials are designed to conform to a sleeper's individual contours. This can create normal body impressions. You can reduce them by rotating (not flipping) your mattress as needed.
forget your mattress's matching foundation. Today's mattresses use a matching
foundation built to provide proper support and durability. Putting a new
mattress on an old box spring has two drawbacks:
The "feel" you bought in the store won't be there when you get it home.
Your new mattress will probably sag or wear sooner. Therefore, your bed won't perform as well, and your warranty may be invalid.
4. Support your mattress with a good, solid bed frame. For best results, use a strong, stable foundation frame to keep your mattress set secure. To comply with most manufacture mattress warranties, queen and king-size beds require a metal bed frame (or bed base) with a rigid center support. Preferably, the center support for a queen should have one leg, while the center support for a king should have two legs.
5. Do not bend your mattress in order to get it in or out of a room. You can flex a mattress a little to go through doorways, but it can never be folded, curled or sharply bent. Doing so can damage the innerspring, cause comfort layers to shift and create an uneven sleeping surface.
6. Carry your mattress upright. It's easier to handle and less likely to damage the mattress.
7. Let your mattress breathe. A new mattress has been wrapped in plastic and needs a little time to air out before you put the sheets on. Take the plastic wrapping off the mattress and lean your new bed up against the wall to air it out all the way around.
8. Protect your new mattress. You'll use your mattress far more than any other furniture in your home, so you'll want to protect it. You may want to vacuum it once a year. Keep your bed clean and dry, and always use a quality mattress pad. It's best not to stand or jump on your mattress, no matter how much fun it may be.
9. Good sleep sets don't need boards. Contrary to popular opinion, a board between the mattress and the box spring won't improve the level of support your mattress set will provide. In fact, if a board is used, your bed won't last as long or perform as well.
10. Make sure your fitted sheets really fit. If you've selected a thicker mattress such as a pillow top, make sure you have sheets that will fit. You may need deep-pocket sheets, designed for extra thick and pillow top beds. Most major linen retailers offer deep-pocketed sheets to fit today's thicker mattresses.
Keep that law tag on at the end of the mattress! If you tear it off, you won't land in jail. But the tag has important manufacturing information about your mattress that you will need in the event of a warranty claim.
The Premium mattress protector is a popular choice in Protect-A-Bed's® line of mattress protection products. The original mattress protector from Protect-A-Bed, our Premium mattress cover features a cotton terry towel surface for superior comfort and excellent absorbency. In addition, the Premium mattress protector is backed with our exclusive Miracle Membrane®. Miracle Membrane® is waterproof while remaining air vapor porous, and allows body heat to easily pass through. The Premium waterproof mattress cover also serves as a barrier for dust mites and allergens, which provides for healthy, irritant-free sleep. A fitted sheet-style ensures a snug fit on any mattress with easy removal and re-use.
· Soft and super absorbent, with a terry toweling surface
· Waterproof, yet breathable-similar to human skin
· Protective against stains such as spills, sweat, bodily fluids, bed wetting
· Effective in preventing dust mites and bacteria from breeding inside the mattress, which are a significant cause of asthma, rhinitis and eczema
· Especially helpful in cases of incontinence
· High Quality Fitted-sheet style with four-way stretch ensures a great fit on any mattress depth (8" to 20")
· Ultra thin material does not detract from the comfort of the mattress
· Machine washable and tumble dry ready
· Durable with the ability to be washed in excess of 200 times
· Tested for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100
· 10-year Manufacturer's warranty against defects in workmanship or materials only. Warranty limited to the Protect-A-Bed product purchased from an authorized Protect-A-Bed Dealer. When cover is sold and delivered with a mattress from an authorized Protect-A-Bed retail store dealer, a spillage warranty is also provided, on condition that the user has not installed or re-installed an encasement that is visibly damaged.
· 2-year Manufacturer's warranty for commercial use if the laminate or fabric is damaged because of recommended usage
AllerZip® Smooth Waterproof Mattress Cover
AllerZip® mattress encasements feature a patented BugLock® three-sided zipper and innovative Secure Seal® which completely locks the encasement in place. The AllerZip® bed bug mattress cover is completely bed bug escape and entry proof. With an innovative Allergen Flap, it provides superior allergy protection by preventing any allergens from entering or exiting through the zipper. Double-stitched seams also add a further level of protection around the entire encasement. The soft smooth surface is waterproof and stain proof, featuring the innovative Miracle Membrane® with the Total Heat Transference Formula, Liquids and stains stay out, yet the state-of-the-art AllerZip bed bug cover remains breathable and comfortable.
Bed Bug Proof Box Spring Encasement
For chronic allergy sufferers, Protect-A-Bed® full box spring encasement offers the protection that a typical box spring cover cannot. Our bed bug proof and AllerZip® box spring bed bug covers provide an impenetrable barrier between you and allergens and bed bugs living within your box spring. Instead of settling for an average box spring cover that doesn't offer the protection you need, choose AllerZip® box spring encasements for superior defense against bed bugs and allergens. The Protect-A-Bed® box spring cover is designed to provide ultimate protection against allergens and bed bugs when combined with the AllerZip® mattress encasement. All our box spring encasements feature the Patented BugLock® (US Patent 7,552,489); a three-sided zipper system with Secure Seal® for complete protection against allergens, dust mites and bed bugs. In fact, AllerZip® mattress encasement is bed bug entry and escape proof.
5 YEAR PREMIUM PROTECTION PLAN
Coverage for Fabric, Leather, Vinyl Upholstery and Solid Surface Furniture.
Go on…live a little and enjoy your new furniture. You've chosen just the right furniture for your home. You want to keep your investment looking great, but you don't want to worry about accidents on your furniture once it's delivered. When a covered accident happens, Muenchens Furniture Protection Plans offer the assistance you need delivered by furniture experts with an unparalleled reputation for excellent customer service.
When a covered accident occurs, your furniture protection plan will deliver:
· Expert assistance from live customer service representatives
· Helpful tips and products
· In-Home service from certified, professional technician when necessary
· Furniture replacement if we can't repair your covered problem
· No deductible
The term of this agreement begins on the date of delivery of Your Covered Product and continues for the period of five (5) years. Coverage for mechanical and structural breakdowns is effective upon the expiration of the manufacturer's warranty. Coverage for stain and unintentional and accidental damage from handling of the Covered Product is effective upon the date of delivery of the Covered Product.
Mechanical and structural breakdowns as a result of:
· Breakage of frames or springs
· Breakage of panels
· Breakage of mechanisms including sleeper mechanisms, reclining mechanisms and heating and vibrating mechanisms
· Failure of integral electrical components
· Lifting of veneers
· Loss of silvering on mirrors
Unintentional and accidental damage from handling, including stains:
· Dye transfer onto surface of upholstery
· Punctures, rips or burns
· Liquid marks, rings or household heat marks
· Gouges, dents, scratches or chips that penetrate the finish exposing the substrate
· Nail polish remover
· Checking, cracking, bubbling or peeling of finish caused by a specific incident
· Glass or mirror chipping, breakage or scratches
Contact one of our convenient locations to inquire about pricing and further details about our protection plans.