We all want our furniture to last, especially our dining room sets, which are a big investment and should be enjoyed for a very long time. If you want to keep your dining room furniture in good shape, you need to follow these five steps:
Check for wobbly chairs and assess if they are becoming loose at the joints. If that’s the case, you must take your chairs to a repair shop immediately so they can be glued professionally and don’t get worse. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to fix and in some cases, the damage may be irreparable. Wobbly chairs can collapse completely, so make sure you take action as soon as you notice a problem.
Do not use water-based products to clean your dining room tabletop because it will affect the appearance of your table and the colour may fade. Use only the cleaning products that are recommended so that you don’t damage your tabletop and ruin your whole set.
Make sure you put something underneath your laptop if you do work on your dining room table. Computers get warm and the heat will affect your table negatively and cause the finish to wear off. If you want to avoid having to refinish your tabletop, always put something underneath your laptop to serve as a protective barrier.
Never place hot pots or hot dishes directly on top of your dining table. Nothing that has just been taken out of the oven should make its way to your tabletop because it will burn the material and ruin the finish. Place an appropriate trivet underneath or place the hot food in serving dishes that can handle the heat.
If you need to store away your table leaves, make sure you find somewhere suitable like a closet or beneath your bed and have the tabletop sides facing each other. Storage bags are ideal but if you can’t get your hands on them you can place a towel between them so that they don’t rub against each other. Do not store table leaves in your basement, garage or attic, because the moisture and humidity will damage them.
If your furniture is worn out and you want to hang on to it, JENSO Upholstering can help! It can take a long time finding the right furniture pieces, the good news is that you don’t have to part with them because JENSO can help reupholster dining chairs and are experts in furniture restoration, refinishing and repair. They can help you select upholstery fabric for chairs and reupholster your favourite couch. Contact JENSO Upholstering for your furniture needs today!