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Care & Maintenance

Leathers

It is important to protect your leather furniture from fading and drying. This means keeping leather furniture away from intense sources of light such as direct sunlight and sources of heat like fire places/heaters etc. A leather protection cream should be used regularly to prevent drying and cracking.

WEEKLY
Remove dust from your furniture using a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush head or upholstery attachment on a low suction setting.

MONTHLY
After vacuuming, clean the high contact areas such as arm rests, head rests, seats etc – using a clean, soft damp cloth.

EMERGENCY
Immediately remove liquids and other substances accidentally dropped on the leather by dabbing lightly with a damp sponge. Once eliminated, dry with a soft clean white cloth.

PLEASE NOTE
Avoid the use of solvents or alcohol at all times as this will often alter the appearance of the leather.

Nubuck Leather

It is important to protect your leather furniture from fading and drying. This means keeping leather furniture away from intense sources of light such as direct sunlight and sources of heat like fire places/heaters etc. A leather protection cream should be used regularly to prevent drying and cracking.

WEEKLY
Remove dust from your furniture using a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush head or upholstery attachment on a low suction setting.

MONTHLY
After vacuuming, clean the high contact areas such as arm rests, head rests, seats etc – using a nubuck cleaning cloth, this will not only clean the leather but restore its nap as well.

YEARLY
If your furniture is heavily soiled you will need to use a nubuck specific liquid cleaner. When cleaning nubuck with a liquid cleaner, you will need to clean the entire piece of furniture to make sure the colour remains even.

EMERGENCY
Ensure all instructions are followed when using 3rd party cleaning products and test in a inconspicuous area before using on entire furniture.

PLEASE NOTE
It is very important that you maintain the nubuck piece correctly and only use care products specifically designed for nubuck leather.

Its a good idea to protect your piece before using it. Apply a nubuck specific protector giving extra attention to high contact areas such as arm rests, head rests, seats etc. 

Cleaning your leather regularly is advised however, be aware that over cleaning can cause the buffed finish of nubuck to ware down.

Fabrics

A textile products’ characteristics and quality is judged on the type, quality and quantity of the fibres and on how those fibres are processed. Fibres can be natural such as wool, silk, cotton, linen, etc., man made such as viscose or acetate or completely synthetic such as polyester or acrylic. 

All fabrics sold by Henri Living comply with the reliability requirements set by the UNI standards for upholstered furniture covers and with the Henri Living quality standards. The most important aspects that determines the quality of a fabric are its resistance to abrasion, fading or pilling.

WEEKLY
Remove dust using a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush head or upholstery attachment on a low suction setting.

MONTHLY
To ensure cushions are kept looking their best, beat firmly with an open hand or shake vigorously back to original shape.

YEARLY
Have your upholstery professionally cleaned. Where possible, remove covers and have them professionally dry cleaned. If covers are not removable, have the item cleaned by a reputable mobile cleaning service.

EMERGENCY
Act immediately. For lighter stains, dab the affected area thoroughly with a clean white cloth. For heavier stains, a slightly damp cloth can be used. Do not use any cleaning agents or solvents particularly those containing bleach on fabric. In case of stubborn stains we recommend the use of a specialist cleaning service. 

PLEASE NOTE
Ensure you follow any care instructions on the fabric label above all other advice.

When washing with water, ONLY wash by hand, do not wash in washing machine and never wash at temperatures higher than 30°C. Do not wring out. Dry the covers by leaving them to drip dry.

Always wash the covers inside out. 

Before any dry cleaning or hand washing, protect the velcro of each cover with a protective velcro-proof tape to avoid any damage during washing.

Cushions

In order to be properly maintained, cushions should be plumped up and aired frequently. Where possible, alternate the position of the cushions, swapping the most used cushions with the lesser used ones.

WEEKLY
To ensure cushions are kept looking their best, beat firmly with an open hand or shake vigorously back to original shape.

MONTHLY
Alternate cushion positions - frequently used areas/sides with less used areas/sides.

PLEASE NOTE
Often taking the cushions out of their covers and sitting them in sunlight outdoors they can fluff up with some heat and fresh air.

Woods, Lacquers, Plastics, Glass & Metals

WEEKLY
Remove dust using a damp cloth. Clean using surface specific cleaning products and a soft clean cloth. Take care to avoid scratching the surface while cleaning. Always use a clean soft cloth.

MONTHLY
Polish using appropriate furniture polish and a soft, clean, lint free cloth. 

PLEASE NOTE
Ensure all instructions are followed when using 3rd party cleaning/polishing products.

Direct sun exposure can alter the colour of the wood and lacquering.

Avoid the use of products containing acetone, ammonia, chlorine and solvents, as well as any abrasive product or wax for furniture.

Marble

Marble has been long prized for its style, durability and versatility. It is an extremely hardwearing stone that provides the perfect surface for living and dining spaces.

WEEKLY
Remove dust using a soft dry cloth.

EMERGENCY
Immediately remove any coloured liquids or moisture which comes in contact with the marble by mopping up quickly and wipe down using a damp cloth.

PLEASE NOTE
Sealing any marble product should prevent the absorption of most liquids provided they are mopped up quickly. 

Cleaning requires only a light scrubbing with a minimal domestic detergent solution. Never use scouring pads - particularly on high gloss finishes.

Stubborn stains and those that are left to soak in can be released with a little white spirit however, treated areas must be thoroughly rinsed with fresh water and re-waxed.

Being a natural material, marble finishes are porous and will absorb all any liquids left on the surface for even relatively short periods of time. Its advisable to always use coasters where available - particularly on lighter coloured stones.

Any marble, granite, onyx and stones are natural materials which will display variances from piece to piece. The grains/shades of colour will display differences that are not to be considered as blemishes or faults and emphasise the uniqueness of the product.

Coastal Areas

Special attention and regular maintenance is required when living in coastal areas. Exposure to sea/salty air environments may accelerate deterioration to a product’s finish. Regular cleaning of indoor and outdoor furniture is highly recommended if you live within 5km from ocean/sea.

Teak

It is recommended to wipe down your surfaces after use with a damp microfibre cloth. Teak is a naturally oily timber only requiring very little maintenance.

WEEKLY
Remove any dirt/dust with a damp cloth.

16-18 MONTHS
Lightly oil using a product specifically developed for teak outdoor furniture.

PLEASE NOTE
Teak outdoor furniture is designed to lose its natural timber colour quickly to become a silvery tone rather than the reddish lustre when brand new. To maintain the colour as new, you will need to seal the exposed teak with a teak specific product and more regular application are be required.

Strapping, Batyline® & Weaves

Harbour Outdoor® products use strapping, Batyline® and weaves with excellent UV and mould resistance, are quick drying and extremely low maintenance.

MONTHLY
Wash product with hose water and wipe dry. For stubborn dirt, normal detergents for delicate surfaces are recommended to be used with a microfibre cloth. Abrasive detergents containing alcohol, silicone or solvents are to be avoided. Wash away the detergent with water and allow to air dry.

Sunbrella®

For care instructions of your Sunbrella fabric please visit the Sunbrella® website here.

Aluminium

Aluminium frames have been powder coated to resist corrosion while intact. While a very hard and durable surface, care must alway be taken not break the surface of the powder coated finish through improper use or whilst moving the product.

MONTHLY
Wash down with hose water removing any stubborn dirt using a soft microfibre cloth.

Outdoor Marbles & Stone

MONTHLY
Wash down with hose water removing any stubborn dirt using a soft microfibre cloth.

PLEASE NOTE
Long term wear, sun bleaching and weathering can cause the marble to appear cloudy due to wearing away of the surface. To bring the finish back to its original appearance, a marble specialist will need to be consulted to polish back the surface.