Wood is a natural material and will respond to its environment, especially humidity. Wood tends to expand in a humid climate and contract in a dry climate, so be aware of the humidity in your region of the country and utilize air conditioning and humidifiers to maintain consistent humidity in your home. Be careful about your furniture’s proximity to heating and cooling vents. Humidity and temperature fluctuations may lead to more pronounced checking and cracking than is typical in milder climates. The above-mentioned factors along with direct sunlight can negatively affect the tone and finish.
For routine cleaning, use a cloth dampened with warm water and mild soap.
If specific areas of the wood appear to dry out over time, you can apply a light lemon oil to help preserve the wood. To help prevent damaging effects, we recommend using a non-wax furniture polish.
Polishes containing ammonia, oil or silicone should not be used on Rustic Deco furniture, as these chemicals will alter the finish and cause permanent damage.
Marble is a porous material and spills should be cleaned up immediately to prevent staining.
For routine cleaning, we recommend mild dish detergents or a pH-neutral stone cleaner. Apply with a damp cloth and make sure to rinse well. Thoroughly dry with a soft cloth or microfiber towel.
Cleaning leather is vital for preserving the fresh appearance of your leather items. Each leather chair is unique, featuring variations in color and markings, natural lines, scuffs, and areas where the leather stretches, adding to its rustic charm. These intentional features create an "antiquing" effect, enhancing the chair's distinct beauty. To keep top-grain leather in great shape, clean and condition it regularly to prevent dirt, stains, and dryness. We recommend cleaning as required and conditioning every six months, ensuring thorough drying. Additionally, protect your leather from prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures, moisture, or direct sunlight. Leather, like many things, improves with age, developing a rich, textured patina over time.
For routine cleaning, use a purpose-made leather cleaner or leather oil for your leather components for safe and effective cleaning.
Avoid cleaning with baking soda, vinegar, fingernail polish remover, Windex, disinfectant wipes, and bleach.
For our fabric chairs, simply vacuum to remove dust or debris. In case of spills, use a mild soap and water mixture, blot with a dry cloth instead of rubbing. Work inward while being cautious not to rub it further into the linen upholstery fabric. Use a soft-bristle brush to remove debris from velvet. Keep upholstery away from direct sunlight to maintain its quality and appearance.
Cast Iron possesses exceptional rigidity and is carefully hand-poured into casting molds using an old-world method. This process results in its distinctive and naturally beautiful appearance. Below are the steps in cleaning and maintaining your cast iron furniture.
For routine cleaning, use mild detergent in water, rinse with clean water then thoroughly dry with a soft cloth. To address minor rust formation, use steel wool or a brass brush to gently remove the rust then apply a light coat of wax paste. After each cleaning, we also recommend raising and lowering adjustable tables through their full range while applying a light coat of machine to the gears.
Use the same routine cleaning as Cast Iron and finish with a light coat of thin machine oil.