Furniture Operating Instructions

 The period, during which the furniture retains the beauty and serviceability, largely depends on the conditions of its operation and proper care. Each product has been designed for a certain purpose, therefore it is necessary to use any item in accordance with its functional purpose.

Upon receipt of the goods it is necessary to check them for completeness and external quality characteristics. It is recommended to perform a check by visual inspection to detect visible defects and lack of the necessary hardware.

Keep in mind that the acceptance of the furniture without specifying the drawbacks of furniture products that could be found during external inspection deprives a buyer from the right to refer to them in the future. Presence of such features of the furniture items that are associated with the stylistic idea of the manufacturer of raw materials or natural origin of raw materials, in particular: inessential differences in texture or shades of solid wood, wood veneer, natural stone, etc., is not considered as a drawback (defect) of the furniture. The wood defects: knots up to 15 mm; curly gain, eyes, pockets of a length, width and depth not exceeding accordingly 20 mm, 1,5 mm and 3 mm are allowed on the front surfaces of wooden or veneered furniture items. Also, wrinkles of upholstery of soft items arising after the removal of the load and disappearing after smoothing them by hand are not a defect.

Furnitureshould be operated in dry and warm rooms with heating and ventilation when the air temperature is not lower than +10°C and higher than +40°C and relative humidity is in the range 45 – 65%. Significant deviations from these conditions lead to a significant deterioration of consumer appeal of the furniture. Avoidsuddenchangesintemperatureandhumidity.

It is not recommended to place a furniture made of natural wood, veneer or with a paint-and-lacquer coating at a distance of less than 1 m from a heat source as well as under direct sunlight or to allow heating above +70°C. Violation of these conditions causes accelerated aging of the paint-and-lacquer coating and deformation of the furniture boards. The furniture with laminated surface or coated with decorative PVC film should be placed at a distance no less than 15 cm from heaters.

The surface of furniture parts should be protected from prolonged exposure to moisture, since this can cause swelling and peeling edges of parts. Any liquids that solve a paint-and-lacquer coating should be prevented from getting on the surfaces coated with paint or lacquer.

The furniture parts and structural members should be protected from mechanical damage that may be caused by exposure to hard objects, abrasive powders as well as excessive loads. The human body weight can be withstood only by the products and items specially designed for this purpose – cabinets with a seat, footrests, beds, etc.

When using the furniture, do not apply excessive force to open fronts, drawers and other moving parts. Their proper operation is ensured by adjustment. In order to avoid distortions of fronts and drawers it is not recommended to keep them open for a long time. Remember that hinges with an opening angle of about 90°are mostly used for the fronts, therefore when trying to open a front on the larger angle the hinges may break. Avoid contamination and ingress of foreign bodies in the mechanisms of the furniture hardware.

Sliding doors and mechanisms should be protected from bumps and jolts since this may lead to loss of the roller mechanism.

It is recommended to clean any furniture part after contamination as soon as possible. Prolonged exposure to pollution significantly increases the danger of blotchiness, stains and damage of the furniture products and their parts. Only the substances intended for the care of furniture should be used for that purpose and they should be used in accordance with the supplied instructions on the method and area of application. It is recommended to clean with a soft, dry or slightly damp cloth. After completion of any necessary cleaning it is necessary to wipe dry and dry up the parts that have been processed. Pay attention to the internal parts of the furniture, air flow to which is restricted.

When caring of the kitchen furniture it is not allowed to use the substances that have contraindications for contacts with food products.

It is prohibited to move furniture in the loaded condition. When moving the furniture it is recommended to take removable shelves and drawers from it. It is not recommended to move the furniture by “dragging” in order to avoid mechanical damage.

It is not recommended to assemble and disassemble freestanding furniture more than two times.

To prevent damage of a bed, the impact of strong vertical load on the mattress and latticed base of the bed (due to jumping, walking, standing on own feet) is not recommended.

 

The above recommendations are general recommendations for furniture and interior items.

The following recommendations draw attention to the operation and maintenance of some surfaces and materials.

 

When operating and caring of the granite and marble surfaces be aware that they are natural materials and characterized by their ability to absorb liquids and therefore there is danger of appearing blotchiness and stains. Protect the surfaces from prolonged exposure to moisture. It is recommended to protect these surfaces with special water-repellent substances for granite and marble. Aftertheapplicationofsuchsubstance on a surface it mustbecarefully wipedwithasoft, drycloth.

Artificial stone products require a minimum of care to maintain their appearance. A sharp temperature drop (ice – boiling water) is not recommended. When pouring boiling water into a sink made of artificial stone it is recommended to open cold water. It is recommended to put pots and pans from the stove or oven on the supports. Do not expose the artificial stone products to prolonged influence of corrosive chemical substances. If such substances get on the tabletop or the sink surface, rinse them immediately with plenty of soap and water. It is recommended to clean the artificial stone products with household detergents using a soft sponge. It is not allowed to use steel wools and detergents containing abrasive particles. The surface of the artificial stone is not intended for the use as a cutting surface, as this may deteriorate polishing. Therefore, use cutting boards when cutting food and vegetables. When significant defects of appearance – deep scratches, chips and cracks occur, it is necessary to contact specialists to carry out repairs without dismantling the product.

Furniture made of natural wood or veneer – this beautiful addition to any interior, creating a unique, natural environment requires proper care and keeping the basic operation conditions. It is strictly prohibited to use the substances that have abrasive properties or acetone-based substances for the care. Theywilldamagea paint-and-lacquer coatingandwoodstructure.

A furniture polish can be used to make the surface glossy and to remove stains and finger prints on the polished and unpolished wood furniture. It is recommended to read the instruction for use and test the effect of the substance on a small inconspicuous area before the use. In the absence of special substances, a mild soap solution can be used. It is not recommended to put hot objects on the surface of furniture, always use supports.

The care of coloured coatings is performed with a soft damp cloth using special furniture polishes. In the absence of special substances, a mild soap solution can be used. After wiping the surface with detergent, it is necessary to wipe it immediately with a soft, dry cloth. It should be remembered that all the painted surfaces may eventually change colour depending on the degree of exposure to light.

Whenoperatingandcaringoftheglassandceramicsurfacesit is necessary to protect them from blows. The use of steel wools and detergents containing abrasive particles is not allowed.

Furnituremadeofgenuine andartificialleathershould be sometimes processed with special substances providing good protection. for the care of the furniture made of genuine leather it is recommended to use the services of the company performing the relevant work of cleaning furniture or to use the substances that are designed for the care of furniture made of leather or tapestry. Caring of artificial leather is performed with a foam sponge or soft cloth with a mild soapy solution. It is recommended to use special substances for removal of stains.

When caring of the metal surfaces (aluminium, stainless steel or metals with different types of coatings) it is not recommended to use the substances that have abrasive or corrosive properties as well as steel wools. Aftercleaninga surfaceit can be made glossy, ifnecessary, by polishing with asoft, drycloth.

 

Warranty is terminated in the case of violation of any of the paragraphs above.

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Tvaikonu iela 5, Riga LV-1007, Latvia
Reg. No. LV40003514469, JSC Citadele banka
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