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.

Stone and travertine

Cleaning tips

Wipe any marks or spills on your stone or travertine dining table or cabinet with a damp cloth and then dry using a soft duster. Use a few drops of a PH neutral cleaner, or stone soap and warm water for cleaning. Abrasive cleaners may scratch stone and travertine surfaces.

What you should know

If you are moving a travertine or stone table, always carry the tops vertically – never horizontally.

Avoid placing stone or travertine in direct sun or close to a heat source, such as a radiator.

Coasters and placemats are recommended, especially as the acid in fruit juices and fruit drinks can stain stone.

Special instructions

Protect surfaces from heat
Use table mats on stone and travertine surfaces to protect the finish from warm plates, and hot serving dishes and kitchenware.

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 20-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 20-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.