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Keep your Leolux furniture in top condition

Maintenance

Your valuable Leolux furniture will remain beautiful for longer when you take appropriate care of it. Want to know all about daily maintenance, spring cleaning and what you should do in the case of minor accidents?

Frequently asked questions

Leather is a natural product. It does best in the right conditions, in air that is not too dry, and with the right maintenance. Over-zealous maintenance can even do it harm.

  • Use a soft cloth to care for your furniture.

  • Clean up any spills immediately.

  • Don’t rub any given spot too hard or you’ll make a shiny patch on the leather.

  • Make sure that the air in your room is not too dry.

  • Do not place furniture in direct sunlight.

  • Please refer to our leather maintenance page.

Dust and dirt damages fabric. Be sure to vacuum your furniture regularly. Use the special vacuum cleaner attachment for this.

General advice on treating spills

  • Begin by removing as much solid material as possible with a spoon.

  • Then wet a cloth, wring it out and place it over the spill. That’s all you need to do.

  • Replace the cloth with a fresh one for as long as the spill continues to be absorbed.

  • If a stain persists after this treatment, let it dry out and treat it as a stubborn stain.

  • Begin by researching how you can best treat the stain. If in doubt, it’s better to do nothing than do the wrong thing.

Leolux varnishes are fully cured after about two months. By that point, they are hard and resistant to everyday scratching during normal use. A degree of caution is advisable in the early months. During that time, do not place heavy objects on your table. Only clean varnished Leolux products with water and an all-purpose liquid cleaner or washing-up liquid. Do not use furniture polishes containing silicone.

  • Leolux varnishes are scratch resistant but not fully scratch proof. Avoid dragging hard objects, like terracotta flowerpots or trays, over the table’s surface.

  • Never use abrasive cleaners.

  • Watch out for objects with feet, like light or sound equipment. These feet sometimes contain silicone which can leave marks on the surfaces they have stood upon. Use felt pads instead.

Solid doesn’t mean that your tabletop or legs are made from a single piece of wood. If they were, the wood would probably warp irretrievably. Tabletops are made from plies of wood glued together, each perpendicular to the last. This keeps the expansion and contraction of the wood to a minimum. Furniture legs are built from several pieces of wood for the same reason. Solid wood is varnished or oiled. Varnished wood requires less maintenance (for tips: see varnish products).

For oiled wood, please take note of the following

  • Mop up liquid spills immediately.

  • Regularly treat the table with oil. Apply a thin coat to a clean, dry table and buff with a soft, dry cloth.

  • Do not use any harsh or abrasive cleaning products.

  • Carefully treat small scratches or stains with a scouring pad in the direction of the grain. Then reapply oil.

  • Do not place hot objects on your table. These will cause ring marks that cannot be removed.

  • Leolux recommends Ecotone maintenance product. It is available from your Leolux dealer or the Leolux Experience Center.