Extend the Life of Your Furnishings

Good things last even longer when you take care of them. Here’s how you can take better care of your BoConcept furniture.

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Wood and veneer

  • Wood and veneer are affected by light. For the first 6-8 weeks, when the item is first absorbing the surrounding light, keep the surfaces clear of any objects to avoid permanent marks and circles. At first, new furniture will also need time to absorb light before it will match the tone of your existing furniture
  • Water is only to be used in small doses and only in the form of a damp cloth. After wiping, always use a dry cloth
  • Wood and veneer are very sensitive to liquids. Wipe up spilled liquids immediately

Marble

Marble is a porous material with an open surface that needs protection, and any spilled liquids should be wiped off immediately to avoid stains.

Before delivery we give it a protective layer of silicone wax which reduces the risk of liquids penetrating the marble. However, oily liquids will penetrate the surface more rapidly than water based liquids. Since the marble is influenced by heat and might, in the worst case, crack, you need to protect the surface by using coasters.

General care instructions for marble:

  • Spilled liquids should be removed immediately using a clean, neutrally coloured cloth wrung in lukewarm water
  • If a more thorough cleaning is required, only a pH-neutral soap, e.g. soap flakes, may be used. Any acid or alkaline product will degrade the surface
  • Use coasters underneath drinks and hot objects to protect the surface

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Upholstery in general

  • If possible, switch the seat and back cushions on a regular basis to extend the life of your cushions and to ensure even wear over the years
  • Cushions with a filling of foam/feathers or fibre should be shaken regularly to ensure form stability
  • Expect a ‘breaking in’ period for your new sofa. The cushion fillings need time and use to stabilize so your cushions will feel softer and more comfortable
  • All fabrics and leathers will stretch during use. To achieve the best comfort, covers cannot fit too tightly. Therefore, some creasing may occur, while adding to the character of your sofa
  • Make sure the legs are fitted tightly to the sofa and check them on a regular basis
  • If you need to move your sofa or chair, avoid dragging it into position. Lift it to prevent scratching the floor or damaging the legs or frame

Furniture textiles

  • Protect fabric from direct sunlight to prevent colour fading
  • Ordinary cleaning: Vacuum frequently and use the BoConcept Textile Cleaner for general cleaning
  • Treat your fabrics with the BoConcept Textile Protection to prevent stains and dirt from penetrating the textile fibres before use. When the fabric needs to be cleaned, vacuum your furniture and apply the BoConcept Textile Cleaner followed by BoConcept Textile Protection to maintain the fabric
  • Our Frisco fabric is treated with AquaClean and does not require treatment with BoConcept textile care products
  • BoConcept stain-cleaning materials should only be used after they have been tested on a small, less noticeable area to check the effect on the material
  • Removable covers in fabrics can be dry-cleaned

Leather

  • Protect leather from direct sunlight and sources of heat to prevent colour fading
  • For general cleaning use a dry soft cloth only
  • If necessary, wipe or lightly rub the whole surface with a clean, soft cloth wrung in soapy water
  • If vacuum cleaning, use a soft brush nozzle to avoid scratching the surface
  • Use the BoConcept Leather Protector before you start using your new piece of furniture. When the leather needs to be cleaned use the BoConcept Leather Cleaner and then BoConcept Leather Protector to maintain the leather
  • Use the BoConcept Leather Cleaner for cleaning the sofa/chair 2–3 times a year

Get more leather information and care instructions

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Mattresses

  • Ventilation is key. Leave the bed uncovered as much as possible and place the mattress on slats, not a solid base, to allow air to circulate
  • Remove spills on the mattress by dabbing the mattress with a simple mixture of water and dish liquid
  • Vacuum your mattress on a regular basis

Duvets and pillows

  • Air your pillows and duvets regularly. Before covering your bed with a bed cover leave the duvets and pillows uncovered to air for a while
  • Wash the duvet in a washing machine with a minimum capacity of 11 lbs and preferably 15 lbs. Use a non-biological wool/ down detergent. Use half the amount of detergent that you would use for a normal wash. Wash on a warm setting with the gentlest/ most delicate spin option
  • Always dry in dryer. A couple of clean, unused tennis balls in the dryer will make the drying process more efficient

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