Dining furniture care guide

Congratulations! You’ve chosen the perfect dining table and chairs, dining set, or dining room cabinet. Keep it looking like new by following the straightforward recommendations in this guide.
Simply view the section that applies to the type of furniture you’ve purchased – wood; glass; lacquered, veneer and high gloss; or stone and travertine. If your dining chairs are upholstered in either leather or fabric, take a look at our Upholstery care guide.

Lacquered, veneer and high gloss finishes

Cleaning tips

Lacquered, high-gloss and veneer finishes are easy to care for as they already have had a durable and practical coating applied to them. Simply dust daily and wipe occasionally with a damp cloth, and then dry with a soft, lint-free duster to remove any finger marks. Avoid using abrasive cleaners as these can scratch surfaces.

What you should know

Lacquered, high-gloss and veneer finishes can change colour if they’re continually exposed to light so make sure you move any lamps or ornaments around, and keep your table or cabinet in a low light area, where possible. You might consider keeping the curtains drawn when the room is not in use.

Also, it’s a good idea to leave your dining table fully extended if possible, or expose the leaves to similar light levels, to avoid colour differences between the leaves and the rest of the table top.

Special instructions

Protect foil and laminate finishes
Foil and laminate finishes, whilst durable, are not heat-resistant or heat-proof. We recommend using coasters and placemats at all times.

Clean polyurethane with care
Polyurethane (plastic) and similar surfaces can reveal the polishing process in the form of small scratches. Avoid abrasive cleaners and direct sunlight. Simply wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, lint-free duster.

Leave extending tables extended
Extending dining tables should be left extended for the first few months to avoid uneven appearance.

Add accidental damage cover

While everything at Furniture Village comes with a 10 year quality guarantee, It's worth asking about our 5 year Guardsman Furniture Protection for dining furniture. This worthwhile insurance plan will cover your new dining furniture against any accidental damage.

Be safe

Never move or carry an extending table while the extension leaves are in use – always return the table to its unextended position first. And remember that inserting or removing the extra leaves of an extending table is a two-person job.

To prevent injury and property damage from unexpected tipping of furniture, we highly recommend installation of anti-tip kits, if supplied with your furniture and for any piece of furniture over 600mm in height. As hardware may loosen overtime, periodically check that all connections are tight, and re-tighten as necessary.

The Furniture Village 10-year structural guarantee

At Furniture Village, every single item we sell is built to last and fit to withstand everyday life. That’s why all our sofas and beds, and all dining and bedroom furniture comes with our free 10-year structural guarantee. So you can buy with confidence – and enjoy your furniture for years to come.
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We are here to help

If you have any questions or concerns about your new furniture, please contact your local Furniture Village store for help and advice.