Good maintenance starts here!
Sun and artificial light
Light changes materials! General: Sunlight, but also artificial light, makes fabrics and leather pale. Therefore, try to not expose seating furniture to the direct effect of light. In this way, accelerated fading is prevented.
Too much heat is harmful to all upholstery. Foam fillings run back in quality due to too much heat. Therefore, never place seating furniture too close to heat sources. If it is necessary to place a bench in front of a radiator, ensure that there is sufficient space between the floor, radiator and seat, so that air can circulate properly.
Nails from pets damage your furniture. Scratches do not look beautiful, and are a pain to cover up. Even the best fabrics and the most robust leathers can not withstand a "treatment" by our best friends.
Too high of a humidity is not good for seating furniture, if the value is too low the leather dries out. Wood can deform, foam can change, in short it is important to ensure a healthy living environment for people, animals and furniture. For living rooms a humidity of 45-55% is recommended, the ideal temperature is between 18-21 degrees Celsius.
One thing all kinds of leather have in common: Leather must be regularly maintained. Compare leather with our own skin, even that needs to be regularly cleaned and cared for. Furniture leather quickly loses its attractive appearance without regular maintenance. It pollutes, dries out and the colors fade. Click here for more information about the different types of leather.