New furniture can greatly improve the comfort of being in your home along with its appearance. While buying new pieces of high-end furniture can be expensive, there are some simple steps that can help these items to last for many years before they will require renovation or replacement.
Be Mindful When Using Candles On Wood Surfaces
Whether it is due to the power going out or to simply create a romantic environment, it is common for individuals to burn candles. However, the wax from these candles can be remarkably damaging to wood if it gets on it. When choosing a plate or container for the candle, ensure that it is large enough to contain any wax that may be produced from it. If the hot wax is able to get on the wood, it can cause permanent staining that will require the entire piece of the refinished to remove.
Regularly Apply Wood Treatment
Wood will gradually age and degrade, which can result in it developing a dull appearance or becoming highly brittle. One way to delay this is through the use of wood treatment products. These products are able to replenish the natural oils that keep the wood vibrant and resilient. The recommended schedule for applying this treatment will vary based on the type of wood that is used in the furniture along with the finish that was applied.
Steam Clean Any Upholstery
To enhance the comfort of wood furniture, upholstery is commonly added to it. Upholster can be particularly vulnerable to staining or developing unpleasant smells. Steam cleaning it will help to alleviate these issues as it can reach deep into the fabric and padding to eliminate bacteria or stains. When steam cleaning upholstery on wood furniture, be careful to avoid exposing the wood to the steam or moisture. To do this, you may want to cover the wood parts with a cloth during this work. Furthermore, wiping the wooden portions of the furniture after this work can help to quickly remove any moisture that may have accidentally gotten on it.
Avoid Exposing High-End Furniture To Harsh Conditions
The conditions in the area where you store your furniture will play a role in the rate at which it suffers wear. More precisely, exposure to moisture in the form of rain or condensation can both be extremely damaging. While this may be obvious, individuals will frequently overlook other sources of damage such as sunlight exposure, insects or temperature extremes. By ensuring that these factors are addressed in the area where you store the furniture, the optimal lifespan of the wooden furniture can be extended.
For more information, contact your local modern furniture store.