Your furniture purchase from Brosa preserves the characteristics of natural beauty from its original tree. For example, the ‘medullary ray’ (which can appear on oak furniture) is a mark of good quality timber. Wood veneers, as thin slices of wood, also will show distinctive patterns on surfaces such as table tops and drawer fronts. All timber and veneer surfaces will change colour and mellow over time. So, new furniture may initially vary in shade from items previously purchased.
With that in mind, the following tips can help prolong the life of your Brosa veneer furniture to help them look beautiful for years to come.
- Assemble furniture using our Assembly Guides. You can find them at support.brosa.com
- Do not dispose of any packaging or contents of the shipping carton until assembly is completed to avoid accidentally discarding small parts or hardware.
- Furniture can be dangerous if incorrectly assembled. Assembly should be carried out by competent people.
- Veneer products are for indoor use only.
- Keep furniture on flat, level ground. Placing it unevenly may cause deformation.
- Do not place heavy objects on furniture.
- When repositioning furniture always lift, don’t drag.
- Keep sharp objects away from furniture. They can cause scratches and splinters to the surface.
- Do not stack furniture.
Cleaning and Maintenance
- Dust with a clean, damp, lint-free cloth. Frequent dusting will remove abrasive build-up, which can damage the finish over time.
- Do not use a very wet cloth or allow any liquid to come into contact with the veneers for a long period of time, as this can permanently damage the surface. Wipe up spills immediately.
- Do not use any abrasive cleaner or harsh detergent as this can damage the surface of the furniture.
- Avoid using spray polishes as they contain silicones which may spoil the furniture’s surface.
- Make sure all surfaces are protected from heat and liquids by mats and coasters.
- Ensure a mat or pad is placed under paper when you are writing on the furniture surface.
- Do not place rubber, cork, vinyl or plastic materials on the wood finish as chemicals within may react with the finish if left in contact for an extended period of time.
- Our furniture will endure most domestic conditions, but it is best to avoid placing furniture next to heat sources such as radiators or open flames. Severe or sudden changes in temperature and humidity can cause warping, cracking or splitting.
- Excessive exposure to sunlight can cause discolouration.
- Avoid exposing your furniture to any liquid. All liquids should be wiped up immediately, with a soft, slightly damp cloth, in the direction of the wood grain. If sticky liquid residues remain, they may be removed with a dilute solution of warm soapy water followed by a clean, damp sponge. The area should then be wiped immediately, in the direction of the wood grain, with a clean, soft white cloth until completely dry.
- Nail polish remover, hairspray, perfume, potpourri and any other products that contains solvents can damage wood finishes.
- Re-tighten screws and attachments if they loosen.