If you have taken the time to purchase quality furniture for your office, it’s only natural that you want it to look good for as long as possible. Fortunately, a good piece of furniture should last for many years—if properly cared for. Here are some essential guidelines for ensuring that your office furniture lasts and looks good too.

Be quick to clean up stains. If you spill anything on your furniture, blot up the spill with a paper or cloth towel right away. Even water can damage your furniture if it isn’t cleaned up immediately, and other liquids such as alcohol can ruin the appearance of furniture very quickly. To reduce the chances of a spill, use coasters and place mats when eating or drinking on any office furniture.

Be wary of extreme temperatures swings. If possible, it’s best to keep your office at a moderate temperature to protect your furniture. If a piece of furniture is kept in rooms that are either very hot or very cold, it can damage the furniture over time. Do not place office furniture right next to air conditioning or furnace vents, which can cause the wood to gradually dry out and crack. Do not place any office furniture in direct sunlight as this may “bleach” many finishes.

Wipe your furniture regularly. To prevent dust and debris from accumulating on the surface of your furniture, wipe down every piece with a soft, slightly damp cloth once a week. When cleaning wooden furniture, be sure that you always wipe in the direction of the grain. Avoid using commercial cleaning products, which may contain harsh chemicals that can stain your furniture’s finish. Never use a mechanical buffer to “shine” a piece of furniture as many are designed with a “matte” or low-luster finish and an improperly used buffer may damage your furniture.

Office Furniture Expo offers a constantly changing selection of new and used office furniture from the world’s finest manufacturers, including chairs, tables, file cabinets, and much more. We’ll be happy to help you select the perfect furniture for the needs of your workspace. To learn more about our inventory, give us a call today at (770) 455-0440.

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