How To Take Care of Hardwood Furniture

Taking care of your hardwood furniture is an essential part of maintaining its beauty and longevity. While hardwood furniture is known for its durability, it still requires regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. Here are some tips on how to take care of your hardwood furniture:

  1. Keep your furniture clean: Regular cleaning is crucial for maintaining the beauty of your hardwood furniture. Dust and dirt can build up and cause scratches, which can dull the finish. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to dust your furniture regularly. You can also use a slightly damp cloth to wipe down the surface, but be sure to dry it immediately to prevent water damage.

  2. Avoid direct sunlight: Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause your hardwood furniture to fade or even crack. Place your furniture away from direct sunlight or use curtains or blinds to block the light.

  3. Use coasters and placemats: To prevent scratches and stains, always use coasters and placemats when placing drinks or food on your hardwood furniture. Even water can cause damage over time, so be sure to wipe up spills immediately.

  4. Avoid extreme temperatures and humidity: Hardwood furniture can expand or contract in response to changes in temperature and humidity. Avoid placing your furniture near heat sources such as radiators or fireplaces, and use a humidifier in dry environments.

  5. Use a protective finish: A protective finish can help keep your hardwood furniture looking new by preventing scratches, stains, and fading. Wax, oil, or varnish are all good options for protecting your furniture, but be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your hardwood furniture stays in great condition for years to come. At The Woven Home, we take pride in providing high-quality, well-maintained used furniture. If you have any questions about how to care for your hardwood furniture, don't hesitate to ask one of our knowledgeable staff members.



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