The furniture you have purchased from Casavogue has been manufactured by furniture specialists, who use only materials that meet high quality standards and offer great durability. This maintenance guide was written by our professionals to help you keep your furniture in good condition.
Like all organic materials, wood is unique to each tree it comes from, which makes it an interesting material to work with. It is quite normal to see variations in color or grain. These variations highlight the properties of the wood, making your product unique.
For your quality furniture, avoid very wet or dry locations, near a fireplace or radiator. In a very humid atmosphere, wood expands and when the air dries out, it may crack. Cracks can also occur in very dry or hot weather. Protect your wooden tables from heat and accidents by using coasters, placemats and trivets. If the wood gets wet from liquids, remove the marks immediately to prevent the surface from becoming stained.
To dust your furniture, use a soft cloth and always wipe in the direction of the wood. To clean it, mix a spoonful of dish soap (preferably unscented) with a liter of warm water and gently wash the furniture with a clean cloth. Rinse and dry, always rubbing in the direction of the wood.
Burns, scratches and cracks Call a cabinetmaker.
The most common method for shining chrome is to use Marseille soap. Prepare a small basin of water into which you pour a dose of soap, take a clean cloth and clean the chrome surface, then finish by wiping with a soft microfiber cloth.
Using a liquid chrome wax, clean the surface and then polish it with a soft cloth.
Unique and prestigious, leather has several characteristics that confirm the authenticity of this material. Differences in grain, scars, folds - these unique details make it a distinctive and authentic material, which becomes more beautiful with time.
Caution! Leather does not like heat! Avoid exposing natural leather to the sun for extended periods of time and keep it away from heat sources such as radiators. Never put leather in contact with solvents such as alcohol, acetone and ammonia. Clean the leather with a damp cloth and mild soap.
To make sure you don't damage your leather product, be sure to test a small inconspicuous area first, before cleaning the entire surface.
Copper and brass
Decorative objects made of copper or brass add shine to the decor. They sparkle in the light of day and add a brightness to the room.
To remove greasy residue, use a solution of equal parts water and methanol, applied with a cotton swab. Where grease is stubborn, a stencil brush can be used.
Granite is a natural stone, durable and very resistant to breakage and scratches. Due to its porosity, this stone can react to dark liquids or cleaning products containing bleach.
The most economical option we all have at hand is to clean granite with a sponge soaked in hot soapy water. Then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Finally, we just pass a microfiber cloth to dry the surface and shine it.
Pour a little acetone on the granite or put a paste of baking soda, dish soap and water on the stain. Leave it on for a few moments. Then rub with a cloth and rinse thoroughly.
Lacquer is a delicate material. It is necessary to take a few precautions before starting to maintain the furniture because the cleaning techniques depend on the type of lacquer that has been applied to it.
Take a microfiber, silk, or chamois cloth. Wet it with warm water and wring it out. Add a few drops of white vinegar to the damp cloth. Clean your furniture with circular motions. Finally, dry it with a dry cloth.
The maintenance of a lacquered piece of furniture also requires some reflexes on a daily basis. Indeed, avoid placing any wet element (glass of water, wine) on the lacquer at the risk of discoloring it or leaving indelible marks, especially on white furniture. Also avoid exposing your lacquered furniture to light or heat. High heat can alter the surface of your furniture.
Burns, scratches and cracks. Call a cabinetmaker.
Marble is a porous material with an open surface that must be protected, and any spills should be wiped up immediately to prevent staining.
For this type of maintenance, all you need is a damp sponge coated with special marble soap. Caution! Never clean marble with products containing alcohol or wax.
On a shallow stain, apply a small amount of hydrogen peroxide or ammonia diluted in half with water using steel wool. Remove all traces of the solution with clear water, then wipe with a dry cloth and wax again.
Sensual and velvety, nubuck has similar qualities to leather. Softer to the touch, it is also more fragile and must be cared for carefully.
Dust with a soft cloth as often as you like.
If the upholstery is dirty, clean it with a non-abrasive sponge slightly dampened with soap. Wipe with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
Acrylic and Plexiglas
Strong, durable and lightweight, plastic and Plexiglas have many advantages as a surfacing material.
Clean the material regularly with a damp cloth or chamois soaked in water and a little dish soap. Never dry clean acrylic or Plexiglas, as the dust deposited on the surface is abrasive and could scratch it.
Like all types of leather, suede is a noble material. It has a raw, often matte appearance and is available in a variety of shades, adding a touch of warmth to the decor.
Protect this material from sunlight. Vacuum the material frequently. Brush suede lightly with a nylon brush.
On a shallow stain, use a piece of steel wool to apply a small amount of hydrogen peroxide or ammonia diluted by half. Remove any traces of the solution with clean water, but avoid using too much water, lest it stain the suede as well. Then wipe the suede with a dry cloth.
There are many different weaves and fibers, so care for all fabrics may not be the same.
To promote even fading, turn the seat and back cushions over regularly, and whenever possible. Brush and vacuum the surface frequently. Also protect your furniture from heat and sunlight. Do not remove cushion covers or wash the fabric yourself. It is best to leave the cleaning to specialists who can guarantee the quality of the work.
Before starting a major cleaning, be sure to experiment on an inconspicuous area. On the other hand, never let a stain dry. Clean it as soon as possible.