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Product Care

All Birlea products need a little care and attention, but with a variety of materials and finishes, how should you take care of yours? Find out more with our product care guides below.

Materials:

Wood

A naturally occurring product, part of wood’s beauty is that no two pieces are ever identical. The depth, shade and grain pattern will vary with each item, which means your wooden bed frame will be unique to you. Because we use natural wood for our Corona products, each individual piece of furniture has their own character with unique colouring, texture and grains. It is possible with solid pine furniture that the items may experience movement or some cracking during the product lifespan.

Steel

Steel is a versatile, strong material that can be transformed into a variety of styles, which is why it is used in the production of Birlea’s metal bed frames. A range of different finishes can also be applied to steel to give varying looks for the perfect centre piece in any bedroom.

Faux Leather (PU)

Faux leather is a more humane way of getting the luxurious look of a real leather product. Faux leather is much easier to care for because it is a colourfast material which means that there are no problems if faux leather gets wet, and it can also be easily spot cleaned. Take a look at our faux leather beds and chairs.

Bonded Leather

Using bonded leather in the production process is an environmentally sustainable method of production, which provides a durable material that retains its colour and patterning to produce a great look and a statement bed frame.


Finishes:

Foil

Within our Lynx bedroom collection, all products have a foil finish. This is where a printed finish is applied to the base material to give a more uniform, modern look with a durable, easy clean finish.

Waxed

Our Corona and Rio ranges both have a waxed finish which offers protection for the furniture. To maintain your products waxed finish, please refer to the assembly instructions provided.

Lacquered

The popular Aztec collection has a sealed finish, created using multiple layers of lacquer to provide a modern finish that is resilient against scratches, heat and moisture, plus easy to clean.

Painted

We use a variety of different painted finishes across our product range, from the amino coated Toronto to the epoxy powder coated Atlas.


Birlea’s Guide to Caring for your Wooden Furniture

Environment
  • Don’t place your furniture near to any air conditioning units or heating sources
  • Avoid any changes in humidity
  • Avoid placing furniture in rooms with extreme temperature changes i.e. conservatories
  • Always protect furniture from direct and prolonged sunlight
  • Make sure to leave a gap behind your furniture to allow air flow
Usage
  • Always lift furniture carefully to move, never drag or push the furniture
  • Heavy items of furniture will mark wooden flooring if dragged across
  • Furniture will leave indentations in carpeted surfaces
  • Never rock backwards on any dining chairs
  • Always follow any fitting instructions provided for items that need fixing to walls
  • Periodically check all fittings and fixtures of your furniture in accordance with the assembly instructions provided
  • An uneven floor can make product doors look unaligned – to correct this problem follow the instructions provided to adjust the hinges and realign the doors.
Protection
  • Always protect surfaces with mats or covers, the furniture should not be assumed to be waterproof or resistant to heat or chemicals
  • Do not drag anything across product surfaces as this will damage the finish
  • Do not place heavy items on top of the products
  • Be aware that natural wax finishes are porous so will stain easily
  • Do not use a wet cloth to clean waxed finishes
  • Products with a high-gloss finish may display fine surface scratches after use
  • Exposure to light can alter the colour of real wood items so make sure to move any ornaments, lamps etc. regularly to prevent any noticeable differences in colour
Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Never use a silicon or wax based polish as this will leave a residue behind on the product
  • Gently dust furniture using a soft buffing cloth
  • Make sure to blot any spills immediately to prevent lasting stains
  • To remove any marks use a clean, slightly damp cloth
  • Never use detergents on any furniture surfaces
  • Always follow the cleaning instructions provided in the assembly instructions

Birlea’s Guide to Caring for your Fabric Furniture

Environment
  • Don’t place your furniture near to any air conditioning units or heating sources
  • Avoid any changes in humidity
  • Avoid placing furniture in rooms with extreme temperature changes i.e. conservatories
  • Be aware that direct, prolonged sunlight can cause fabric to fade
  • Make sure to leave a gap behind your furniture to allow air flow
Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Upholstery can be gently brushed or lightly vacuumed to remove any dust
  • With any spillages, take immediate action to remove excess liquid. Do not rub or use any detergents
  • Always follow the cleaning instructions provided in the assembly instructions
Usage
  • Make sure to keep any pets off your fabric furniture
  • Be careful of sharp items catching on the fabric. If any snagging occurs either cut off the loose ends or tuck them back in if possible, never pull them out as this will cause further damage

Birlea’s Guide to Caring for your Faux/Bonded Leather Furniture

Environment
  • Don’t place your furniture near to any air conditioning units or heating sources
  • Avoid any changes in humidity
  • Avoid placing furniture in rooms with extreme temperature changes i.e. conservatories
  • Exposure to direct, prolonged sunlight can cause the faux/bonded leather to fade over time
  • Make sure to leave a gap behind your furniture to allow air flow
Usage
  • Make sure to keep any pets off your faux/bonded leather furniture
  • Be careful of sharp items catching on the material as this will leave scratches or cause ripping
Environment
  • Make sure to keep any pets off your faux/bonded leather furniture
  • Be careful of sharp items catching on the material as this will leave scratches or cause ripping
Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Light vacuuming and wiping with a clean, slightly damp cloth will effectively remove any dust
  • Any spillages should be removed quickly, do not rub as this can cause staining – blot any excess liquid using a clean, dry cloth

Birlea’s Guide to Caring for your Mirrored Furniture

Environment
  • Don’t place your furniture near to any air conditioning units or heating sources
  • Avoid any changes in humidity
  • Avoid placing furniture in rooms with extreme temperature changes i.e. conservatories
  • Always protect furniture from direct and prolonged sunlight
  • Make sure to leave a gap behind your furniture to allow air flow
Usage 
  • Always lift furniture carefully to move, never drag or push the furniture
  • Heavy items of furniture will mark wooden flooring if dragged across
  • Furniture will leave indentations in carpeted surfaces
  • Always follow any fitting instructions provided for items that need fixing to walls
  • Periodically check all fittings and fixtures of your furniture in accordance with the assembly instructions provided
  • An uneven floor can make product doors look unaligned – to correct this problem follow the instructions provided to adjust the hinges and realign the doors
Protection 
  • Take care to prevent sharp objects such as toys, buckles and heels from coming into contact with your furniture
  • Avoid contact with any chemicals e.g. hair & makeup products, sun-cream etc. as these may affect the finish
  • Avoid dragging items across the surface as this may cause fine surface scratches in the glass
Cleaning & Maintenance 
  • To maintain the appearance of your furniture we recommend regular dusting with a soft cloth
  • Remove smudges, fingerprints and other marks with a soft cloth and a mirror-safe glass cleaner (check the label)
  • Spray cleaner onto the cloth rather than onto the mirror
  • A solution of distilled white vinegar and water can help wipe away stubborn smears. Be sure not to leave residual streaks as you go
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