Ways to Increase the Longevity of your Custom Furniture
There is no doubt that custom furniture has distinct advantages over store-bought standard furniture. It lasts longer because of the high-quality material and craftsmanship. Custom furniture is also tailor-made to perfectly suit your interior right down to the shape, color, size, and placement.
But even as this high-quality furniture is used over the years, it will inevitably show wear and tear, and potentially become damaged.
So, the question becomes, how can you increase the longevity of your custom furniture? Afterall, you probably have spent quite a bit of money to purchase this high-end furniture. You have a vested interest in preserving its quality condition for as long as possible.
How to Increase Longevity of Custom Furniture
There are several ways that you can effectively maintain the condition and beauty of your custom furniture without it being an expensive proposition. By taking the following measures, you will increase the lifespan of your bespoke furniture.
Regularly Clean Your Furniture
Just as you frequently clean other objects in your home, it is no different with your furniture. Be in the habit of cleaning your custom furniture. By doing this you are decreasing the incidence of major stains, water damage, and foul odors from sullying your fine furniture.
It is important to regularly clean your upholstered furniture and leather sofas as they require plenty of attention when it comes to proper cleaning and maintenance.
Use Only Mild or Neutral Cleaning Agents for Your Furniture Cleaning
Always read the washing instructions prior to cleaning your custom furniture. As a general rule, if you want to increase the longevity of your furniture, then use very mild or neutral cleaning solutions whenever you steam clean or sanitize your upholstered furniture.
You will want to stay away from powerful bleaching agents for removing stains from your sofas or ottomans. These strong agents will destroy the construction of your custom furniture. What’s more, they will also lead to discoloration happening, causing your furniture to lose its luster and shine.
Also avoid using abrasive scrubbers on your furniture and upholstery, otherwise you will end up seeing a lot of scratch marks on your custom furniture.
Keep Your Custom Furniture Away from the Sun
The sun’s ultraviolet rays discolor leather and upholstery over time, which limits your furniture’s life span. Do the best you can to avoid the sun’s rays shining onto your bedroom or living room furniture. For example, if you have your custom furniture positioned near a window, use drapes or blinds to shield them from the sun’s rays.
Use Stain Proof Agents
Another way of increasing the longevity of your custom furniture is to use stain proofing agents. Apply these agents to your upholstered furniture and leather couches. You can find these agents at home improvement stores or you could hire a professional to do the job.
By using these stain proofing agents, you won’t have to worry about major stains from wine, grapefruit and inks, as well as pet accidents, tarnishing the appearance of your beautiful custom furniture.
Keep Pets Away From Your Furniture
Do the best you can to keep your pets off your leather and upholstered furniture, as they can cause a lot of damage. Your pet’s feces, urine and hairs typically result in your couches and loveseats having that unpleasant, pungent smell and yellowish stains.
If you find that your cat or dog has made their way to your furniture and left a mess, then blot the stain, but do not scrub it over the surface.
You can apply the right cleaning products to remove stain color and foul odor from your leather sofas. You also have the option of bringing in a professional to eliminate the remnants of your pet’s accidents.
Keep Food & Beverages Away From Your Furniture
Leave your food and drinks on the kitchen island or the dining table, but do not bring them anywhere close to your custom furniture. Food debris will find its way into the nooks and crevices of your furniture. And if the food remnants are not promptly cleaned, it will draw insects and cause molds, which can damage the fabric of your upholstery.
Promptly Repair Furniture Damage
You will find that the sturdiness and aesthetics of your custom furniture will depend on the material and its craftsmanship. So, if your furniture is composed of medium-density fiberboard and laminates, then you need to be even more diligent when it comes to looking for damage, such as water damage and torn fabrics. Attend to this damage right away.
Time is of the essence when it comes to repairing damage like this to your custom furniture, as this damage can become irreparable over time.
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