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Utilisation and application

The choice of materials, colours and quality for furniture surfaces is huge. Equally, their properties can also fluctuate strongly. So, when choosing furniture, please bear in mind how much they will be used and what level of stress they will be exposed to. Regardless of whether the furniture surface is made of laminate, real wood, reproduction or solid wood, light and sunlight will cause it to change over time.

Please ensure that the room climate is constant and healthy; fluctuating room temperatures and humidity tend to cause timber materials and solid wood to warp. So make sure you ventilate the room well at least once a day. According to medical and scientific findings, the optimum room climate is 18 – 23°C at 45 – 55% rel. humidity on average over a year.

Please also ensure that air can circulate behind the furniture; do not place it right up against the wall, leave a space of at least 20 mm. Non-compliance with these rules can cause lasting damage to your furniture.

Make sure that no heavy, sharp or damp objects are placed on the furniture surfaces. They may cause dents or marks. Please immediately mop up any liquid spills, such as fruit juices or alcohol, using an absorbent cloth. Never use excessive force to rub an area.

Chemical reactions and discolouration may occur if furniture surfaces are in contact with different materials for longer periods (e.g. plasticisers in desk mats).

The load-bearing capacity of beds, functional furniture, shelves, drawers, shelf units and wall shelves differs considerably, irrespective of whether they are made of glass, wood, metal or laminate. In addition, a certain amount of warping of shelves, shelf units, drawer bases, tabletops or table inserts cannot be avoided, depending on the material and size, and is permissible as long as it does not impair the safety, function and harmonious overall impression. As such, compliance with the following maximum load limits as specified by the manufacturers is mandatory:

The weight chart (PDF, 0.2 MB) can be found on our website.

Cleaning and care tips

Varnished surfaces

Please only use natural cleaning agents that do not harm the surfaces. A clean and slightly damp cloth is often sufficient for carefully removing dirt. Please use a little pH neutral soap to remove stubborn stains or manufacturing residue. It must be diluted prior to application! Make sure you first try it out in a concealed place to ensure that the selected cleaning agent does not leave any stains on the surface. After cleaning, rub the surface dry with a cotton cloth.

High gloss surfaces

The following instructions are absolutely essential for cleaning following initial assembly and subsequently for high-gloss fronts in general: Always use a completely clean, unused cloth (no microfibre cloths). Do not use the same cloth for the inside and the fronts, rinse continuously. Even the tiniest grains of dust or dirt residue, etc., can leave traces on high-gloss fronts, even if they are not visible to the human eye.