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Product Care

Built to last, loved with care.

AKBIK furniture is designed for years of enjoyment, but just like any special piece, it benefits from a little attention. Follow the simple care tips below to keep your furniture looking its best. For any questions, our friendly AKBIK Furniture Concierge team is always happy to help.

Here's how to show your furniture some love:

  • Protect from the elements: Just like us, furniture doesn't like harsh conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, heat, and humidity to prevent fading and cracking. When possible, cover surfaces to minimize wear and tear.
  • Coasters are your friend: Always use coasters and mats under glasses and hot dishes to protect your furniture from heat damage.
  • Beware of color transfer: Deeply dyed fabrics, like dark denim, can transfer color to lighter furniture. Be mindful of what comes in contact with your furniture's surfaces.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your AKBIK furniture stays beautiful for years to come.

Gentle Care for Your Mother-of-Pearl:

Mother-of-pearl requires a delicate touch for cleaning. Here's how to keep it looking its best:

Everyday Cleaning:

  1. Soft Touch: Use a soft, microfiber cloth to gently wipe away dust and dirt. No need for harsh chemicals or soaking.

For Stubborn Grime (Optional):

  1. Mild Suds: If a bit more cleaning power is needed, dampen your microfiber cloth with a solution of lukewarm water and a single drop of gentle soap like castile or baby soap. Avoid harsh detergents.
  2. Light Touch: Wipe the mother-of-pearl with a very light touch. Rinse the cloth frequently and avoid soaking the inlay itself.
  3. Dry Thoroughly: Buff the mother-of-pearl dry with a clean, soft cloth to prevent water spots.

Important Reminders:

  • Never Soak: Avoid submerging mother-of-pearl in water or cleaning solutions specially when it is inlaid on solid wood. Using wood oil such as old English oil with light rub is recommended. 
  • No Harsh Chemicals: Skip harsh detergents, abrasive cleaners, and ammonia, which can damage the surface.
  • Skip the Scrubbing: Brushing too hard can scratch the delicate inlay.
  • Professional Help: If dealing with heavy stains or unsure about cleaning, consult a professional furniture restorer.

By following these steps, you can keep your mother-of-pearl inlay looking radiant for years to come.

Keeping Your Wood Furniture Looking Great:

This guide provides simple steps to maintain the beauty of your wood furniture.

Regular Cleaning (Monthly):

  1. Grab a soft cloth and a high-quality wood cleaner (check the manufacturer's instructions for recommendations).
  2. Gently wipe the surface along the wood grain, following the cleaner's directions.

Maintaining Shine (Twice a Year):

For an extra touch of shine, apply a good quality furniture polish twice a year.

Avoid These:

  • Harsh chemicals: Skip aerosol cleaners, polishes, oil-based products, waxes, and abrasives as they can damage the wood.

Dealing with Stains:

  • Act quickly! Blot up spills immediately to prevent them from setting in.
  • Choose a gentle touch: Use a non-aerosol, non-abrasive wood cleaner according to the manufacturer's instructions. Test the cleaner in an inconspicuous area first to ensure it won't discolor the wood.
  • When in doubt, call in an expert: If the stain persists, consult a furniture specialist for further assistance.

 

Caring for Marble Table top: Keeping the Elegance Enduring

Marble tables and tabletops require TLC due to marble's porous nature.

Staining:

  • Sealant Slows, Not Prevents: Unlike popular belief, sealant doesn't completely prevent stains. It simply slows down how quickly liquids are absorbed.
  • Acid Alert: Acidic and alkaline foods (think citrus fruits, coffee, or wine) can etch the marble's surface, causing permanent dull spots. Use coasters and placemats religiously!

Cleaning and Sealing:

  • Mild is Best: For daily cleaning, simply wipe down the surface with a soft cloth and soapy water. Rinse with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly with a microfiber towel to avoid water spots.
  • Extra Protection: Invest in a special marble cleaner and a high-quality sealant from your local hardware store. Apply additional sealant every 1-3 years, or have it professionally done for ultimate peace of mind.

Keeping Your AKBIK Fabric Furniture Fresh: A Care Guide

Love at First Sight, Long-Lasting Comfort:

Your AKBIK upholstered furniture is designed for both style and comfort. Here's how to keep it looking and feeling amazing for years to come:

  • Regular TLC: Vacuum your furniture regularly using the upholstery attachment to remove dust and debris. This helps maintain a fresh look and prevents wear.

  • Flipping Fantastic: To ensure even wear and tear, flip and rotate your removable cushions regularly. Don't forget to fluff them up! This restores their loft and keeps them feeling comfy. It's especially important for feather and down cushions, which naturally lose some feathers over time. Vacuuming between the cushions and fabric casings helps prevent feather escape too.

  • Fading Foes: Keep your furniture away from direct sunlight, especially dark fabrics and natural fibers like cotton, which are more prone to fading.

  • Pro Freshen-Up: For an annual deep clean, consider professional cleaning services. This keeps your furniture looking its best and removes any lingering dirt.

Stain Solutions:

  • Act Fast: Spills happen! The key is to address them immediately. Blot up as much of the liquid as possible with a clean, dry, white cloth. Don't rub, as this can spread the stain.

  • Cleaning Cautiously: If a cleaning solution is needed, opt for an all-natural, mild upholstery cleaner. Always test it in an inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn't cause discoloration.

Tough Territory: For large or stubborn stains, consider professional help. A dry cleaner or furniture specialist can work their magic and restore your furniture's beauty.

 

This cleaning guide is provided for informational purposes only. AKBIK Furniture and its affiliates assume no responsibility or liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.