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Product care

All items in our collection are made with love and care, especially for you. To ensure your continued enjoyment, we would like to share some maintenance tips with you.

Cushions
Fabrics
Leather
Wood
Natural Stone

CUSHIONS

Down and feather-filled cushions:

Down and feathers are natural products and offer a unique level of comfort. Our seat cushions have a core of polyurethane foam, wrapped in a ‘duvet’ filled with down and feathers. The back cushions are filled with down and feathers, sometimes mixed with tiny polyester sticks for extra volume.

  • Do not forcefully compress the cushions. This may rip the seams between the chambers of the duvet or break the feathers.
  • Down and feather-filled seat and back cushions require regular plumping up. Doing so with the zipper opened, allows for a better air flow. The more air you are able to introduce, the better.
  • Once a year, remove the covers of both seat and back cushions, and give them an airing (preferably outside, during dry weather). However, don’t leave the cushions outside in direct sunlight: this draws out the moisture and will cause the down and feathers to lose their elasticity.
  • If the design allows, flip reversible cushions regularly.
  • Switch same-size cushions around from time to time, so they get equal wear.
  • Regularly run your hands over the cushions, to smooth out the covers.

Polyester fibre-filled cushions:  

A polyester fibre filling offers a firmer seating experience. Through use, these cushions will soften, and the fabric or leather may crease.  

  • If the design allows, flip reversible cushions regularly.
  • Switch same-size cushions around from time to time, so they get equal wear. 
  • Regularly run your hands over the cushions, to smooth out the covers.  

Memory foam-filled cushions:  

Memory foam consists mainly of polyu- rethane, with hollow ‘cells’. These cells are open, allowing air to move in and out freely, when pressure is applied or relieved. This is why the foam will slowly return to its original shape.  

  • If the design allows, flip reversible cushions regularly.  
  • Switch same-size cushions around from time to time, so they get equal wear.  
  • Regularly run your hands over the cushions, to smooth out the covers.  

Fabrics

The body of almost every fabric-upholstered piece of LINTELOO furniture has a removable cover that is attached to the frame with Velcro. And all cushion covers are removable. This allows for easy maintenance or replacement.  

  • Over time, all fabric covers will crease. The larger the surface, the sooner you will notice creases occurring.  
  • Over time, all fabrics will fade under the influence of light, especially natural fabrics and/or bright and dark-coloured fabrics. Try to avoid placing your fabric-upholstered furniture in direct sunlight.  
  • Sharp objects, such as shoe buckles or children’s toys, may damage the upholstery.  
  • Dark, dyed textiles—in particular, denim—can leave stains on your upholstery that are very difficult to remove.  
  • Chenille and Velour fabrics owe their luxurious appeal to a unique weaving process. The fabric catches the light beautifully, because the tiny fibres jut out in all directions. This does however mean that indentations will quickly become visible, since the fibres will be flattened by sitting on them. Chenille and Velour is also highly sensitive to moisture. The fibres will get stuck together, which will subsequently look like a ‘stain’.  
  • Vacuum your piece of furniture regularly and carefully, using the upholstery nozzle on a low setting. In case of pile fabrics, always move with the direction of the pile. Vacuuming removes dust particles, sand, et cetera, which may cause wear. 
  • In case of spots and spills, act quickly. Do not allow the stain to dry and set. Absorb the spillage using uncoloured paper kitchen roll. This is best done by placing the corner of a piece of kitchen roll in the centre of the stain. Do not rub or soak the material. Scrape up any spilled solids with a spoon and be careful not to spread the stain.  
  • We recommend having fabric covers professionally dry-cleaned, rather than washing them yourself. There is always a chance that stains will not completely disappear.  

For more information on how to care for your fabric-upholstered Linteloo furniture and which cleaning and maintenance products to use, please go to linteloo-care.nl

Leather

The body of every leather-upholstered piece of LINTELOO furniture has a fitted cover. Most of the cushion covers are however removable. Leather is a natural product that may carry visible markings, scars and wrinkles. Differences in colour and structure are unavoidable and part of its character. An aniline leather is dyed, preserving the natural grain, and does not have a protective coat. It has a soft, rich and luxurious look and feel, displaying the leather’s natural characteristics.  

  • This leather ages naturally. Pigmented leather is also aniline-dyed but has been given a surface coating. This gives the leather its robust appearance.  
  • Leather furniture will always crease.  
  • This is due to the leather’s natural stretch and cannot be avoided.  
  • Over time, all leathers will change colour under the influence of light. Try to avoid placing your leather-upholstered furniture in direct sunlight.  
  • Sharp objects, such as shoe buckles or children’s toys, may damage the upholstery.  
  • Dark, dyed textiles—in particular, denim—can leave stains on your upholstery that are very difficult to remove.  
  • The proper level of humidity in your home (50-60%) will prevent cracking due to the leather drying out.  
  • We recommend nourishing the leather with a specialized care product, at least once a year.  
  • Clean your leather-upholstered furniture regularly, with a damp clean cloth. Use (cold!) boiled water or distilled water, as water straight from the tap may cause water marks. Do not rub any one particular spot with too much force, the leather may turn glossy or stretch.  
  • In case of spots and spills, act quickly. Do not allow the stain to dry and set. Absorb the spillage using uncoloured paper kitchen roll. This is best done by placing the corner of a piece of kitchen roll in the centre of the stain. Do not rub or soak the material. Scrape up any spilled solids with a spoon and be careful not to spread the stain.  

For more information on how to care for your leather-upholstered Linteloo furniture and which cleaning and maintenance products to use, please go to linteloo-care.nl

Wood

Wood is a natural product with a warm look and feel. Natural markings such as lines, knots and wood grain, together with variations in colour and structure give wood its characterful appearance.  

  • Over time, wood may change colour under the influence of light.  
  • Use coasters and/or felt pads to protect wooden surfaces from objects that may cause scratches.  
  • Beware that rubber or plastic bumpers may cause stains that are difficult to remove.  
  • Avoid placing warm or hot items on wooden tables. This may cause stains that cannot be removed, and the table would have to be sanded and refinished (if possible).  

Solid wood in general:  

Changes in temperature and humidity will cause wood to shrink and expand. Keep this to a minimum by not putting wooden furniture too close to a heat source, such as a radiator or fireplace, and by keeping your home at a 50-60% humidity level.  

Solid wood treated with oil:  

The oil used for our furniture gives it a beautiful appearance. It also protects the wood. But because it is not an impenetrable coating, the wood is still vulnerable to stains and moisture. Wipe up any stains immediately. Stains will slowly fade under the influence of light.  

  • Daily maintenance: wipe the wood surface with a damp cloth, followed by a clean, dry cloth.  
  • Regularly nourish your wooden table with oil, applied with a clean, lint-free cloth. Buff with a clean, dry cloth.  
  • Light scratches and stains can be carefully sanded, by hand and with the grain. Subsequently, treat the surface with oil.  

Solid wood finished with varnish or paint:  

  • Daily maintenance: wipe the wood surface with a damp cloth, followed by a clean, dry cloth.  
  • Do not use abrasives or silicon-based lustre agents.  

Wood veneer:  

  • Daily maintenance: wipe the wood surface with a damp cloth, followed by a clean, dry cloth.  
  • Do not use abrasives or silicon-based lustre agents.  

Please note: A veneered table cannot be sanded/refinished.  

For more information on how to care for your wooden Linteloo furniture and which cleaning and maintenance products to use, please go to linteloo-care.nl 

Natural Stone

Several of LINTELOO’s designs have a marble top. These are treated with a stainresistant product, but marble will always be susceptible to staining.  

  • Acids (lemon juice, wine or vinegar) will eat into the marble, turning it matt. Remove any spills immediately, with a clean, damp cloth.  
  • To protect the marble’s natural beauty and to maintain its appearance, we recommend that you regularly apply an impregnation agent.  

For more information on how to care for your marble and which cleaning and maintenance products to use, please go to

linteloo-care.nl