Wood is a natural product that continually absorbs and releases moisture – the furniture should therefore not be subject to fluctuations. We recommend average values of 45-55% humidity and a room temperature of between 20 and 23 °C.
When fitted, wall units should be approximately 10 mm away from the wall so that air can circulate and damp patches are prevented. Dry air can also cause damage so the furniture should never be fitted directly beside heat sources. The wood surface may also change if subject to direct sunlight or strong artificial light.
We therefore recommend that you do not place any heavy, sharp-edged, hot or damp objects on the high-quality surfaces. PVC rubber pieces should also not be placed directly on surfaces to prevent discolouration.
VENEER & LACQUER
Cleaning and care tips for veneer and lacquer
A soft cloth, lukewarm water and a little mild washing-up liquid: Nothing more, nothing less.
Occasionally wipe the surfaces in the direction of the grain without applying any pressure, and then dry with a soft cloth. And that's it.
When using furniture care products, less is definitely more. Furthermore, you should ensure that cleaning products are free of wax and silicone, that they do not add or remove any products (e.g. wax) and that they do not contain any substances that may be harmful to health.
Cleaning and care tips for solid wood
Only dust oiled surfaces with a lint-free cloth to prevent tiny pieces of lint becoming caught on the rough surfaces.
After a few years, we recommend treating the rough-sawn surfaces with an odour-free oil to ensure they remain in perfect condition.
GLASS & MIRRORS
Cleaning and care tips for leather
- Regularly dust the leather with a soft cloth. Avoid rubbing the leather vigorously.
- Never clean in small areas, but rather clean and care for the leather from stitch to stitch.
- Never pour cleaning or care products directly onto the leather. Instead, use a cloth or sponge to apply the product carefully.
- First clean the leather, then care for it: You should use important caring and moisturising substances so that your leather remains beautiful for many years. However, these substances can only be absorbed if there is no dust on the surface.
- Depending on use, leather furniture should be cleaned and cared for once or twice a year, e.g. before and after the summer months when the heating is not on.
- Never use microfibre cloths to clean leather – they may damage the surface. Only use soft, lint-free natural-fibre cloths. When cleaning, only use filtered water where possible as this reduces lime residue.
- Carefully mop up spills as soon as possible. When doing so, always clear up spills starting from the outside working inwards.
- After cleaning, allow the surface to dry properly before applying care products.
- Colour-intensive clothing, such as a jeans, may dye the leather. You can protect light-coloured leathers by treating them with Keralux® protection cream. We recommend using LCK products to clean and care for your leather.
Cleaning and care tips for fabric
- Always use a clean cloth and clean the fabric in a circular motion; do not let the fabric become too wet.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight as the fabrics may fade.
- Do not use any impregnating agents, bleaching agents or similar chemical substances.
- Our fabrics are almost pilling-free. However, if pills should form after extended use, they can be removed using a commercially available lint shaver.
Cleaning and care tips for glass and mirrors
When cleaning glass and mirrors, you only need a chamois leather, clean water and a soft dry cloth for afterwards.
Never use an abrasive cloth otherwise the surfaces will be quickly damaged by scratches and the surface will lose its special appeal.
HANDLES & METAL
Cleaning and care tips for handles and metal
Handles and metals do not need to be cleaned in any particular way.
Hinges and draw hinges are permanently lubricated – should there be any friction, simply clean them with a cloth.
Should, contrary to our expectations, there be any squeaking sounds, this can be rectified using a simple sewing machine oil that can be applied using a brush.
HIGH GLOSS SURFACES
Cleaning and care tips for high gloss surfaces
Please do not use any liquid cleaners, alcohol or solvents, soap sponges or microfibre cloths to clean these surfaces – simply use a soft, slightly damp cloth and a solution consisting of liquid soap and water, with 1 part soap to 100 parts water.