Archive for the ‘Furniture Care Tips’ Category

Fabric & Cloth Care Tips

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Upholstered furniture adds function and beauty to every room in your home. The choices are many with a wide variety of fibers, fabrics, colors and styles readily available. Guardsman products help you maintain the beauty and value of your furniture investment.

General Fabric Care Tips
  • Re-arrange the furniture occasionally to ensure even use of the cushions and wear areas. Reverse loose cushions weekly. Vacuum often to remove grit that can cause abrasion. 
  • Caution those wearing clothing with transferable dyes, such as blue jeans, that the dye could transfer onto light-colored furniture. (more…)

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Mattress Care Tips

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Your new mattress represents a significant investment.  Your mattress will have more influence on how you feel than any other furniture item in your home.  Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your bed.

Most of today’s mattresses are designed to be “no-flip” beds.  In other words, only ONE SIDE of the mattress is a sleeping surface; there is no need to “flip” the mattress over periodically.  However, it IS essential that you ROTATE the bedding to equalize wear – just swap the head and foot every couple of weeks for the first six months.  After that, simply rotate it 4-6 times annually.  This will greatly reduce the possibility of developing an excessive “body impression,” especially if one partner is larger than the other.  If your new bed has a true “box spring” rather than a solid foundation, you may wish to rotate it as well.

Carefully read the manufacturer’s warranty statement.  Warranties generally cover defects in materials and workmanship for 5-20 years depending on the bed and the manufacturer.  Your warranty may or may not be pro-rated; it may first have a period of full replacement followed by a pro-rated period later on.  Be aware that just as a new pair of shoes “break in,” almost all beds will develop impressions as the padding “settles.”  Different manufacturers have different standards for what constitutes a defect when it comes to impressions.

Vaccuum your mattress regularly and be sure to protect your bedding investment with a quality mattress cover.  Today’s covers are often lightweight, breathable and many are waterproof.  Bear in mind that stains or soil will invalidate your warranty; think of a good cover as excellent insurance.  If your mattress is equipped with handles, be aware that they are there only to help you turn or rotate the mattress.  Don’t try to carry your mattress by the handles; you’ll tear them out.

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Wood Care Tips

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Wood furniture represents a significant investment in many homes. To maintain its beauty and help it last, wood furniture needs regular and proper care. Most wood furniture is finished with a fine lacquer or varnish. It has a sheen – or gloss – ranging from high to low, depending on the finishing materials the manufacturer has selected. The finish adds to the beauty of the wood and protects it. No finish is totally indestructible, but with regular care and Guardsman products it will last much longer. Providing years of satisfaction and enjoyment.

General Wood Care Tips
  • Dust frequently. The Guardsman Fine Furniture Dust Cloth is treated to attract and hold dust and leave furniture spotless. 
  • Use a quality furniture polish, such as Guardsman’s Furniture Polish. It will lessen your chance of expensive refinishing jobs. Polish approximately once a month. (more…)

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Leather Care Tips

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Fine leather is soft and luxurious, making it an ideal choice for furniture. With the right care, leather improves with age, providing many years of enjoyable use. Even the best leather, however, is subject to damage. That’s why Guardsman provides a leather care program, a total care and maintenance system for your leather.Different types of leather (see below) require different care and maintenance products. If you are uncertain about the type of leather you have, check with your sales representative or contact the store where you purchased the item. As a general rule of thumb, pretest all of the care products in a hidden area to make sure they are compatible with the leather.
To maintain the rich, natural look of your leather furniture, we offer the following general recommendations:

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