Resources and Product Care
TIMBER VENEER FURNITURE
Furniture Polish. It is essential to dust and clean furniture regularly. Furniture polish removes soil, eliminates dust and provides protection to guard against accidental spills. Clean up water and liquid spills as soon as they occur. Avoid placing hot cups or items directly onto the coating, use some form of heat barrier. Avoid impact that is likely to break the coating film. Take extra care with sharp edges, where a break in the film can lead to water ingress and deterioration in the timber and film integrity. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, use silicone free furniture polishes.
Direct Sunlight. Protect furniture by arranging pieces out of direct sunlight. Steady, prolonged exposure can result in fading, hairline cracks or in some cases darkening.
Temperature Changes. Avoid exposing furniture to temperature extremes. Do not place furniture near heating or cooling vents, fireplaces, humidifiers or open windows. Try to maintain a constant environment by avoiding excessively, humid or dry conditions and temperature fluctuations as they may lead to excessive expansion or contact of time and / or veneer stressing the coating.
How to Protect Timber Veneer Desk Tops: The use of a Desk Pad with Felt Backing or Glass Top ( Not Plastic or Perspex) is Highly Recommeded. Writing on a piece of paper directly over your veneer conference table or desk can irreparably damage the beautiful surface.
LAMINATES / MELAMINES
Dust laminated or melamine surfaces for regular maintenance.
Minor spills and stains use a minimal amount of a soap and water solution and gently wipe the area clean; the surface should be relatively dry when finished. Do not use an excessive amount of water, abrasive cleaners, acids or alkalis and do not scratch surfaces. For persistent stains and marks use a reputable commercial cleaner.
FABRICS & UPHOLSTERY
Regular Care: Protect from direct sunlight. Vacuum regularly using low suction. Rotate reversible cushions regularly.
Spot Care: Treat spills and stains as soon as possible∙ Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric, Do not scrub, Apply proprietary cleaning agents strictly according to instructions to remove the residue of the spill. Do not saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning liquids, May be spot cleaned with dry cleaning solvent.
Cleaning: Professional cleaning recommended, Clean with hot water extraction machine (hot) Do not use dishwashing or laundry detergents, Use only upholstery detergent. Do not wet fully. Dry in shade away from direct heat and sunlight. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use.
TIPS FOR CLEANING WHITEBOARDS:
If you are experiencing problems erasing marks from your whiteboard here are a few ideas that may help
Make sure you are using the correct pen. A dry wipe whiteboard marker is essential.If you have used the wrong pen (with permanent ink) try writing over the permanent ink with a correct whiteboard pen. The solvents 'work against'each other to remove the offending ink. Different colour pens display different erasing capabilities.This is because the ink in say a green or red pen is different to the ink in a black or blue pen.Different pen manufacturers use different inks sourced from various parts of the world.
Some with good and some with poor results. It is NOT always the whiteboards fault.Make sure your eraser is clean. Replace your eraser often as it frequently causes smudges and grime to build up on your whiteboard. It is also a good idea to frequently clean your whiteboard.For very resistant stains isopropyl alcohol can be applied to the surface. Apply with a soft, scratch free cloth. Apply a warm water solution to the surface after this and then buff dry with the another soft cloth. Mineral turps, petrol, kerosene, methylated spirits are not recommended as they all leave a film'over the whiteboard surface. So if these have been used in effect, when you write on the whiteboard you are actually writing on the film rather than the original surfaceLeaving writing on the whiteboard for long periods of time is not recommended.
Whiteboards placed near air conditioners may experience difficulty in erasing.Gas and various vapours are emitted from air conditioners which in some cases tend to seal the writing surface. Environmental conditions can affect whiteboards even oils from skin are left on whiteboards and make it more difficult to erase from time to time.Whiteboards under strong fluorescent lights may also experience difficulty in erasing. These lights emit UV (ultra violet) rays which can tend to bake the whiteboard pen strokes making it harder to erase the whiteboard.
OFFICE CHAIR MAINTENANCE
Office Chairs are manufactured and given warranty based on appropriate use of the product considering the weight capacity of its components.
All care should be taken not to; stand on or use a swivel ergonomic chair as a step stool. When using an ergonomic swivel gas lift chair the Operators feet should remain on the ground or an appropriate foot stool. Fixing screws for the mechanism should be checked quarterly that they are tight and in place.
Refrain from lubricating mechanism and clutch plates. These parts require friction to function correctly. Regularly observe the gas spring end (under 5 star base) for oil leakage or build-up of dust.Review twin castors for thread or hair tangling the spindle. This will restrict the castors from turning freely and possibly make the chair difficult to mauver.
Weekly test the ergonomic tilt functions to maintain free movement and reduce possible squeaks in the mechanism. Arms rests and back supports on chairs are not weight bearing and should be used to maintain posture and as an assistance to sitting or standing.
Plastic backs, Seat shells and bases can be cleaned with a mild warn soapy water solution. Avoid wetting metal components, Upholstery and hardware.Upholstered covers should be regularly vacuumed. All other Upholstery maintenance refer to Fabric care Instructions.