- We recommend that you do not place any indoor furniture in direct sunlight as this may cause fabric, leather and other materials to fade or crack. Direct sunlight includes sunlight through a window - use curtains or blinds to protect your furniture.
- Do not place furniture too close to a heater or air conditioning vent as this may distort the material or surface finish.
- Always lift furniture when moving it around the home and never drag.
- Rotate cushions regularly to even the wear and fading.
- Do not sit on the arms of the sofas and chairs.
- Standing on a chair or rocking on the back of the chair may weaken the structure and possibly cause joint failure.
- The use of floor protectors on the bottom of furniture (such as tables and chairs) will minimise damage to floor coverings.
- Use coasters, place mats, tablecloths and table runners to protect furniture surfaces.
- Leather is a natural product and variations in colour and texture are recognised as a feature.
- To determine which leather best suits your lifestyle and home, please speak to a InnerSpace Retail Associate or Designer.
- Leather upholstery is like your own skin. If you want to look great with age, you must maintain its appearance with regular cleaning and moisturising. Refer to the care label attached to your upholstered furniture.
- Where possible, rotate the cushions to even the wear.
- To ensure warranty validity, use only InnerSpace recommended leather care products.
- Avoid placing the leather near direct light or heat sources as they can fade and damage the leather. In extreme climates you will need to moisturise the leather more often
- Water based stains will leave a mark if allowed to soak in.
- Food oils can permanently bond with the leather unless cleaned immediately.
- Body oils can oxidize and change the colour of the leather. Special care is also required if the owner is taking medication.
- Dirt and grime can act as abrasives on leather. Vacuum regularly with a soft upholstery attachment. Wipe over the leather with a damp, soft, clean cloth weekly.
- Use a recommended InnerSpace leather cleaning product every 8 - 12 weeks.
- Dirt combined with body moisture can produce a grime discolouration to the fabric. Vacuum regularly with a soft upholstery attachment. Vacuuming will also remove grit that can also wear away the fabric.
- Avoid placing the fabric near direct sunlight or heat sources as they can fade and damage the fabric. Use window coverings (e.g. curtains and blinds) to protect your furniture from direct sunlight through windows.
- Where possible, rotate the cushions to even the wear.
- Care for upholstery items in accordance with care instructions label.
- Use a professional dry cleaning service at least once a year to maintain the appearance of the fabric. Furniture with removable covers must be cleaned while still on to minimise shrinking.
- Temporary pilling can occur on some fabrics. This is not considered a fault and can be removed using a de-pilling machine.
- Loose threads must be cut and not pulled.
- Arm caps will improve the longevity of your sofa.
- Vacuuming regularly will reduce dust build up.
- A mattress cover will protect from staining.
- Turning the mattress over as per the manufacturer instructions in the warranty will increase the longevity of the product. This will also air the mattress and reduce moisture build up. Some mattresses do not require turn-over. Refer to specific instructions that come with your purchased mattress.
- Avoid sitting on the sides of the mattress as it can create a weakness in that area.
- Bending or jumping on the mattress will also damage it.
Solid Timber and timber veneer furniture
- Tablecloths, table runners and coasters help protect timber and timber veneer surfaces from scratching.
- Avoid placing hot or wet items directly on the surface.
- Avoid direct sunlight, as this will cause colour change. If the furniture is positioned in direct sunlight, move items such as vases around to avoid spotting.
- Dust once a week using a soft cloth or similar duster.
- Only use InnerSpace recommended care products as many supermarket polishes and waxes contain high levels of silicon and petroleum distillate. These can damage the surface.
- Polish every 3 - 6 months. Ensure the surface is free from dust prior to polishing.
- Avoid using applying too much polish as this will build up and need to be removed with a wood-cleaning product.
- Examples of synthetic finishes: melamine and vinyl surfaces.
- Dust the surfaces once a week with a damp cloth.
- To remove stubborn stains, use warm, soapy water and a clean cloth. Ensure the surface is completely dry after the stain is removed.
- Remove any liquid spills quickly as it can damage the composite material underneath
- Avoid abrasive cleaners and cloths. Do not use timber polishes or waxes.
- Minor scratches can be repaired with touch - up pens.
- Melamine will chip so do not place it in high traffic areas where it can be knocked.
- Vinyl can tear on hard contact with a sharp implement. This can be remedied by smoothing the surface and re-attaching with PVA glue.
- Vinyl is heat sensitive so always place coasters or heat mats underneath hot food or drink containers.
- Dust regularly to avoid dirt build-up. Dust can cause the surface to pit.
- Do not use harsh abrasives to clean any metal surfaces
- Repair damaged surfaces immediately to prevent the metal underneath from rusting.
- Powder coated finishes may be repaired using coloured or clear nail polish.
- Clean chrome and stainless steel products with a dedicated metal cleaning product.
- Continual exposure in a damp and wet environment will cause corrosion. Indoor furniture is not warranted for outdoor use.
- Dust with a soft, dry cloth
- Clean with a recognised glass cleaner, following the instructions on the bottle. Do not apply glass cleaners to surrounding surfaces and the frosted side of frosted glass.
- Place any frosted glass, frosted side down. Do not allow greasy or dirty items to come into contact with the frosted side. It can leave marks that are difficult to remove. Some minor marks can be removed with a cut, raw potato. Check in an inconspicuous area first.
- If glass is subjected to thermal or mechanical stress, it can be weakened and may break or shatter.
- Many InnerSpace products come with tempered glass. Although up to seven times stronger than normal glass it is not unbreakable. The same care must be applied.
- Use heat maps and coasters to protect glass from heat.
Rugs and floor coverings
- Avoid direct sunlight as the colour will fade.
- An underlay is recommended for slippery surfaces or to protect the carpet.
- To maintain woolen and polypropylene rugs, refer to the attached care label attached on the reverse of the rug.
- For jute and coir rugs the best care is regular vacuuming.