Care guides

Dining room care guide

Caring for your dining furniture

A new dining table and chairs is an investment, so we understand that you want to keep it looking new for years to come. That’s why we’ve put together our care guide, filled with practical advice to help you look after your dining room furniture.

Looking after your furniture doesn’t have to be a time consuming process, but we advise regular cleaning to keep it looking its best.

Cleaning your furniture

It’s really important to read the manufacturer’s guidelines before you apply any cleaning products to your dining room furniture. You also need to take into consideration the material; glass, gloss, marble and wood all have very different characteristics, so they each have different cleaning requirements:

 

You must read the manufacturer’s guidelines before you use any cleaning products or detergents on your new furniture.

  • Glass

    Wipe down your glass surface using a cloth and hot, soapy water to remove any spills. Once your table is clean, use a lint-free cloth to dry it and to remove any watermarks for the best possible finish.

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  • Marble

    Regular dusting (2-3 times a week) using a dry, soft cloth will help to remove any dust and dirt from your marble living room furniture. For a deeper clean, we recommend using hot soapy water and a damp cloth to remove any spillages, then dry with a lint-free cloth. Avoid using dusting sprays or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the high lacquer finish.

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  • High gloss

    The easy-clean nature of high gloss living room furniture makes it ideal for modern living. Spillages are easy to wipe away with a damp cloth and dried with a lint-free cloth to avoid watermarks. Do take note to avoid putting too much pressure on the table, as gloss surfaces can scratch easily when overworked.

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  • Wood

    Our oak wood coffee table, bookcases and sideboards come complete with a protective finish to avoid staining, however regular dusting and cleaning with a damp cloth is key to ensuring you table remains looking its best.

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Caring for your new dining chairs

It's not just your table you need to keep looking fresh; your new dining chairs need a little TLC every now and again too:

  • Chrome and metal chairs

    For the best results, wipe down the legs of your chrome and metal chairs using a damp cloth. Avoid using any abrasive cleaning agents and use a dry cloth to buff out watermarks for added shine.

  • Faux leather

    Faux leather’s easy-to-clean surface ensures that any spillages can be wiped away easily, without the need for detergents. We’d recommend using a damp cloth, with regular dusting in between, to keep your new faux-leather chairs looking fresh.

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    When cleaning fabric dining chairs, always ensure you pat the area of a spill taking care not to rub in any of the liquid. Before using any stain removal products, always read the manufacturer's guidelines.

  • Upholstered chairs

    Upholstered chairs take a little more care. For spillages, use a kitchen towel or a clean tea towel to soak up as much of the excess fluid as possible, taking care to pat (not rub) the area. After that, we’d recommend consulting your manufacturer’s care guide to treat the rest of the stain.

Protect your furniture

We recommend placing your dining room table and chairs away from direct sunlight, radiators or other sources of heat, as these factors can sometimes speed up the wearing process. This is particularly important with oak wood tables, which can become dried out if they’re over-exposed to heat or sunlight. If you’re looking to place your furniture near a window, always try to keep your curtains and blinds closed or dipped when the sun is at its strongest.

Furniture guard

Sometimes accidents can happen that are out of your control, and that’s why we offer a five year Furniture Guard protection on top of our standard 12 month guarantee.

From just 31p per week you can protect your brand new furniture and guarantee peace of mind that unexpected repair or restoration costs are already taken care of. Find out more about our Castelan Furniture Guard.