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Furniture Care

Cow Hide:
Since cow hides are like a fingerprint, no two skins are the same. As a result, the skin you ordered will be similar to our picture, but not identical selection is random. There will be variations in colour, patterns, markings and tones. There may be also, small lines on the natural hide, these variations are not faults or defects, they are apart of the unique character of the natural hide.

We acknowledge that animal based or derived products are not for everyone. Typically, such products are sourced as by-products of the food production industry. Phil Bee state; "Our trading terms with our suppliers require that all products meet or exceed strict Australian Government safety, testing, certification and import standards."

Mango hardwood:
Hand crafted from reclaimed, ethically sourced Mango hardwood, natural deviations, knots, marks etc are normal characteristics and should not been seen as faults.

Recycled and reclaimed wood:
The timber used in this range is recycled elm timber veneer. These items are handmade and have been prepared to give them a unique finish and the timber is sourced organically. These items will naturally have distinctive characteristics such as cracks, grain patterns, splits and imperfections, which are then filled and evened out using square timber fillings where required. Please note that sudden and extreme changes in temperature and humidity can cause the timber to crack, split or warp. Reclaimed timber is prone to permanent damage from moisture and heat.

All timber surfaces will mellow and mature in colour over time. These aged and rustic features should be appreciated as part of the look and are not manufacturing defects.

General Care Instructions:

  • Check table fixings periodically as it can loosen over time; re-tighten when necessary and avoid over-tightening
  • Every 8-12 months, apply a clear protective varnish (purchased from your local hardware store) to the furniture to protect the surface and maintain quality.
  • Spot test before applying as some timbers can stain darker
  • Place the table indoors and away from direct heat sources, such as sunlight, heating, and windows. The nature of reclaimed timber is not suitable for outdoor use


Marble and Stone:
Marble is a natural stone material that is organically porous, soft, and more sensitive to chemicals than other stones such as granite. The marble stone will show wear sooner than other stone surfaces, but it can be restored with correct care and polishing by a stone care professional or restoration specialist.

Since marble is a porous stone, any substances that are left on marble surfaces can stain. We highly recommend cleaning any spills or food crumbs immediately with a lightly dampened cloth as this will minimise the imperfections to the item. Avoid leaving cold cups or drink bottles as water condensation will also stain the marble. We highly recommend the use of coasters and placemats to further protect the integrity of the stone.

Velvet Fabric:
Velvet is a luxurious textile created by a complex double weaving process that results in a densely plush nap. Shading, marking and texturing of the pile are an inherent characteristic of velvet and is not considered a fault.

General Care Instructions:

  • Depending on usage, a weekly vacuum with low suction and a soft brush accessory will remove dust and damaging dirt particles will help extend the life of your fabric and furniture
  • Dab spills immediately with a soft, clean, white cloth or absorbent paper towel.
  • If possible, do not let spills dry and clean them as soon as possible
  • Pilling can occur on occasion and is not considered a fault. Use a soft dry brush in the direction of the pile to restore the natural fabric direction and loft.
  • Professionally clean the fabric bi-annually or yearly


PU Leather:
Polyurethane leather otherwise known as ‘PU’ leather is a polymer composite material made of one or more layers of PU and a woven or non-woven textile backing such as bi-cast or ground leather. This fabric provides the most realistic imitation of leather when it comes to its soft supple texture.

General Care Instructions:

  • PU leather should be dusted with a dry or slightly damp lint free cloth.
  • We recommend using a faux leather cleaning and maintenance kit on the item and use as directed on the packaging.
  • Cleaning can also be done with warm water and some not abrasive.

Leather:
Leather is a natural product that has a protective layer to resist most soiling and spills. However, our leather products require gentle care using suitable products for maintenance. Pay extra attention to areas that come into contact with hair or skin as they will show the first signs of wear and tear. Always be mindful of sharp or abrasive objects such as shoes and zippers that can damage the leather. Also note that dye transfer from clothes or other fabrics is possible. Protect your leather as soon as possible after delivery by contacting leather care professionals for assistance.

Real Leather General Care Instructions:

  • Dust weekly or use a soft vacuum attachment to avoid the leather being scratched by loose particles.
  • Depending on how often you use your leather furniture, apply a leather cleaner and condition once every 6-8 weeks.
  • Immediately blot any spills that come into contact with the leather. Use a clean and white paper towel, gently blotting the affected area. Do not wipe as it may cause the spill to spread and damage other areas.
  • Avoid vigorous rubbing when cleaning the leather.

Outdoor Furniture:
All outdoor furniture is tested to ensure that it is durable enough to withstand outdoor elements. However, it is recommended to store outdoor undercover from harsh Australian weather to preserve and increase the longevity of the product(s).

Preservative Maintenance:
Store your outdoor furniture in a dry and shaded area when not in use or during periods of inclement weather
Canvas, painted metal or timber furniture should be stored undercover after use
Timber furniture will naturally expand and contract due to changes in humidity and temperature. This can cause timber to split and/ or fade in colour when left exposed to outdoor elements, which is a natural occurrence and should not be considered as a fault.

General Care Instructions:

  • Furniture made from polyester, synthetic wicker and aluminium can be washed down with warm soapy water and left to dry naturally.
  • Clean and treat timber furniture regularly to maintain its integrity.
  • Clean the entire surface of upholstered pieces, from seam to seam, to avoid water rings and stains.

 

*Sources for written Care Instructions are from Phil Bee Interiors, Calibre furniture and supplier provided care instructions. 
We Recommend sourcing your own care instructions and following the specific care instructions provided on the product if provided. We are not held responsible if damage occurs due to incorrect product care, cleaning and used in the environment it was not intended for.