Your home is probably your most valuable asset. Regular maintenance is
needed to ensure it holds its value and remains safe and comfortable to live
Likewise your furnishing and flooring represent a significant investment over
the course of time. The fact is, homes are lived in, and furnishings and
flooring can become tired, damaged and dirty through general day-to-day
wear and tear.
I have developed the guide to assist you in extending the life of your floors,
furnishings and antiques as well as showing you how to protect these items
from accidental damage.
Many of the solutions contained in this guide can be achieved by using
everyday household products but I also recommend specialist products to
achieve better results and outcomes.
Table of Contents
Simple Tips to Extend the Life of your Timber Furniture
Never place hot objects or liquids on timber furniture
Handling & Moving Furniture
12 Tips to Long Lasting Timber Furniture
Cleaning and Polishing Wood Furniture
Choosing the right furniture polish
Read the label first
What are the problems with these ingredients?
Silicone and why it should be avoided
Petro-Chemicals and Tolulene
How To Wax Timber Furniture
Furniture Touch Ups
Removing paper stuck to wood furniture
Fabric & Carpet Spot Cleaning & Care Tips
Stain Removal Guide For Fabrics & Bedding
Stain Removal Guide for Carpets and Fabrics: Alcoholic Beverages, Blood, Chewing gum, Chocolate (and other soft candy), Coffee and Tea, Cosmetics, Fruit and fruit juices, Grease (including hair grease and oil), Ice cream, Ink, Iodine, Milk and vomit, Soft Drinks, Sweets and Syrups, Shoe Polish, Urine, Water spots
A Simple Guide for Spot Cleaning Spills and Stains on Carpet & Up
How to Care For Carpet
How to Remove Dents In Carpet Caused By Furniture Legs
How do I Remove Nail Polish from my Carpet?
Tips for Removing Pet Hair from Upholstered Furniture
Fabric Protection how To Apply
Water Based Fabric Protector
Solvent Based Fabric Protector
Why is Leather Care Important?
Leather Care Tips for Top Coated, Analine and NuBuck Leather Furniture
Things to Avoid with Leather Furniture
How to identify Top Coated Leather
How to identify Premium Analine and Nubuck Leathers
Important Leather Cleaning and Care Tips for Analine and Nubuck Leathers
Pull Up Aniline Leather/ Waxed Leather
Cleaning & Maintaining Your Finished Timber Floors
Regular Maintenance is Essential
Timber Floors & Water Are Not A Good Combination
No Steam Mops!
Cleaning Products To Use
Avoid Direct Sunlight
Move Your Rugs!
How To Clean Bamboo Flooring
From Light Cleaning To Heavy Scuff and Stain Removal
Dust, Dirt, and Grit: Regular Cleaning Procedures
Heavy Bamboo Floor Cleaning
Natural Bamboo Cleaning Solution
Cleaning Scuff Marks
More Preventative Maintenance Tips For Bamboo & Timber Flooring
How to Clean and Care for Laminate Floors
Prevention & Maintenance of Laminate Floors
Removing Scratches and Dents on Hardwood Floors
Caring For Outdoor Furniture
Timber Outdoor Furniture
Stainless Steel Outdoor Furniture
Cane & Wicker Outdoor Furniture
Tips on Caring For Antique