Leather Lounge & Leather Dining Chairs and Stools – Care Guide

All Adriatic leather lounges & leather dining chairs and stools are designed to high-quality specifications.

Taking proper care of your leather lounge & leather dining chairs and stools will help ensure you can enjoy it for years to come.

To ensure your leather lounge & leather dining chairs and stools stay in optimum condition, please refer to the following care guide for the best way to care for your leather lounge & leather dining chairs and stools.

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Fabric Lounge & Fabric Dining Chair and Stools – Care Guide

All Adriatic fabric lounges & fabric dining chairs and stools are designed to high-quality specifications.

Taking proper care of your fabric lounge fabric dining chairs and stools will help ensure you can enjoy them for years to come.

To ensure your fabric lounge & fabric dining chairs and stools stay in optimum condition, please refer to the following care guide for the best way to care for your fabric lounge & fabric dining chairs and stools.

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Timber Care Guide

All Adriatic timber furniture is designed to a high-quality specification.

Taking proper care of your timber furniture will help ensure you can enjoy it for years to come,

To ensure your lounge stays in optimum condition, please refer to the following care guide for the best way to care for your timber furniture

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Glass Care Guide

  • This product is tempered glass and is many times stronger than non-tempered glass but not unbreakable.
  • Avoid placing extremely hot objects directly on glass surface, we recommend use of coasters or place mats.
  • Avoid placing extremely cold objects directly on glass surface, we recommend use of coasters or place mats.
  • Note, extreme temperatures can create stress to glass…
  • Avoid placing very heavy and sharp-edged objects on your glass furniture.
  • Position your glass furniture at least 80cm from any heat source.
  • Ornaments placed on glass surface should have protection at base so as to avoid scratching of glass.
  • Never drop or drag to move this product, as this can stress the glass to break or shatter.
  • Do not sit on glass.
  • Clean, with a soft damp cloth.

Quartz/Stone – Care & Maintenance Information

Quartz stone is a product which is about 90% quartz based. This product has outstanding properties to ensure ease of maintenance and longevity of your surfaces. It can withstand exposure to tea, soda, wine, vinegar, lemon juice and strongly coloured substances, however we recommend any spillage is cleaned and wiped up immediately to minimise any potential deterioration or discolouration.

Everyday cleaning

Quartz stone requires minimal maintenance to keep the surface looking like new. For everyday, routine cleaning we recommend wiping the surface with warm soapy water (a mild non-abrasive detergent) and a soft cloth.

By following the proper care and maintenance of your reconstituted stone, you should have many years of enjoyment from the product.

Reconstituted Stone is an extremely strong material but you should avoid:

  • Sitting, standing or climbing on surface.
  • Cutting food directly on the surface.
  • Knocking, dropping or bumping the product with heavy items.
  • Exposure to strong chemicals and solvents.
  • Avoid using product outdoors.
  • Direct exposure to sunlight

Heat Resistance

Quartz stone can tolerate very brief exposures to moderately hot temperatures, however prolonged direct contact with, or radiated heat from very hot sources can cause thermal shock, discolouration or damage. Therefore we do not recommend placing hot pots, pans, electric frying pans and oven trays directly from the hotplate or out of the oven onto the surface of quartz stone. We always recommend the use of coasters or trivet to place hot items on.

Warranty

2 year limited warranty against manufacturing defects, and in accordance with general and standard everyday use.

Messmate Timber Information Guide

Nature’s Signature.

Australia’s harsh climate produces some of the most unique and durable timbers in the world.

Messmate is a common name for a group of species of tree in the plant genus Eucalyptus, all of which have rough bark.

It is mostly grown in vast temperate forests, where fires, floods, droughts, and strong winds are prevalent.

It has been known to grow to 90 meters tall, with a trunk up to three meters in diameter.

Throughout the life of our native eucalypt, the impact of the harsh and diverse climate is imprinted in the heartwood.

Deep red gum veins streak through the annual growth rings and show us where the tree was injured by the elements. Pinholes once inhabited by the ambrosia beetle appear in shot gum patterns and corkscrew trails are left by the squiggly worm.

The natural feature found in this hardwood reveal a history of seasonal diversity in the forest. Unmistakably, it leaves her signature and – with it – the opportunity for us designers and manufacturers to create totally unique finishes.

A Reliable Hardwood with a character.

Messmate is a well-known Australian hardwood with timber varying in colour from pale browns through to light yellows with subtle hints of peach.

A well-known Australian hardwood that makes a top choice for a wide variety of applications.

A species rich and warm in detail, it has an even, moderately coarse texture. The sometimes interlocking, straight grains feature beautifully defined rings. Gum veins are quite common. Messmate timber has moderate hardness and strength and is highly versatile.

These features explain why Messmate is a top choice for furniture.

Adriatic is proud to offer this uniquely beautiful timber, that will astonish you for its rich details, its texture, and its breathtaking growth rings.

Marri Timber Information Guide

Marri is a hardwearing and durable timber, which while warm in tone, exhibits varying hues of green, gold, orange and brown giving each piece a unique character and beauty.

Marri timber is quickly becoming a popular timber of choice amongst our clients. The popularity of Marri furniture is due its beautiful honey tones and the presence of kino or gum veins. The contrast of the dark gum lines and light timber tones provide stunning contrast and a distinctive feature to the finished furniture piece. Gum veins are skilfully crafted with precision & filled with either dark or clear resin exhibiting a raw beauty not seen in other timbers.

All Adriatic Marri pieces are made from 100% sustainably sourced slab timber. To ensure your Marri timber lasts the test of time, avoid using any abrasive cleaning products on your furniture because they will scratch the surface. The best method is to use a slightly damp clean soft cotton cloth to clean the furniture surfaces.

It is important to avoid placing heat directly onto the surface, as it may cause discolouration to the sealer and permanent damage. Whilst in use we highly recommend using a table cloth, coasters and or placemats.

For everyday cleaning we recommend wiping down with a damp cotton cloth, and you may even use a mild non-abrasive, non-ammonia based soap. Do not use heavy abrasive, bleach based, or ammoniated cleansers as they will wear down the protective seal and result in less resistance. We do not recommend the use of most normal cleaners which are often citrus based, as the cleaning agent is highly acidic and can damage the surface materials.

For any type of spillage including food, alcohol or soft drink we recommend you wipe up and clean as quickly as possible. Expect occasional rings to appear from unknown liquids. Oils in particular can penetrate the surface so wiping up oil spills immediately can minimize the penetration and staining.

We hope you enjoy our timeless designs.

Marble Information Guide

We are pleased to present our new range of designer Marble.

Select designs in our range* are made from Italian Carrara white marble. With it’s unique natural appearance, you will discover nature’s signature on every piece. Variation in colour, grain & texture enhance its natural beauty.

Like many other natural materials such as timber or stone, all Marble is naturally porous so it is important to take some preventative measure to protect each piece.

Each piece has been actively sealed to minimise stains, however we cannot guarantee 100% protection. It is important to avoid placing heat directly onto the surface, as it may cause discolouration to the sealer and permanent damage. Whilst in use we highly recommend using a table cloth, coasters and or placemats.

For everyday cleaning we recommend wiping down with a damp cotton cloth, and you may even use a mild non-abrasive, non-ammonia based soap. Do not use heavy abrasive, bleach based, or ammoniated cleansers as they will wear down the protective seal and result in less resistance. We do not recommend the use of most normal cleaners which are often citrus based, as the cleaning agent is highly acidic and can damage the surface materials.

For any type of spillage including food, alcohol or soft drink we recommend you wipe up and clean as quickly as possible. Expect occasional rings to appear from unknown liquids. Oils in particular can penetrate the surface so wiping up oil spills immediately can minimize the penetration and staining.

We hope you enjoy our timeless designs.

Regular, Normal Wear and Usage

Your Adriatic furniture purchase, is your investment in your home. With time and as your furniture adapts to your home, you will see variation in colour, shape and characteristic.

We have outlined below some of the features you should come to expect with the natural changes of your furniture.

Leather & Fabric Sofas and Chairs.

When you first receive your fabric or leather Sofa, you may notice slight compression of the foam and padding. With use and over time these compression marks should gradually subside.

Moreover the foam, padding and suspension of your lounge will lose resiliency and soften over time and this occurrence should not be confused with loss of resiliency. This softening may cause light creasing, wrinkling or slight stretching in the high usage areas. This is a completely normal occurrence which only enhances the look and feel of your Sofa. We recommend that you rotate your seating position to even the wear of the cushions to create an even softening or wrinkling.

Solid Timber Tables, Buffets and Cabinets

At Adriatic Furniture we use a range of solid timbers.

As timber is natural material every product made from it will be unique. Variations in colour, veins, knots, grain, cracks, splits, stress marks, blemishes and indentations from the growth history of each tree are common and in some cases bowing may occur. These characteristics are all normal, should not be considered a fault in anyway and are expected to develop over time.

FRC-Fibre Reinforced Concrete Tables, Buffets & Occasional Pieces.

New to Adriatic Furniture is Fibre Reinforced Concrete. Modern and industrial in appearance, the concrete is Man-made and is subject to variation in tone and colour which we consider a feature between one table and another. With time you might notice marks, stains or hairline cracks, which are considered natural occurrences and should not be considered faults in any way.

Information on Puddling

All leather & fabric upholstery will stretch as a result of being sat in. The recovery rate of this stretching will vary, typically the amount of unrecovered stretch is 3-6% as a guide. This may vary across the different of types of leathers, fabrics and upholstery styles and techniques. Factors which contribute to the amount of puddling are the size of the panels, large panels verses smaller segmented panels, the density & type of foam, type of suspension (webbing / no sag springs) and the amount of weight placed on the high usage areas.

Puddling is most common in the seat and back sections as a result of being sat in, compressed and the amount of compression or downward travel in the seat or back cushions. It is expected that puddling would / could occur from the initial use period and is not something that will occur down the track with use. Once puddling has occurred it would not be expected that it would continue to increase (past the initial period) as the amount of stretch is directly related to the amount of use and compression. The only way the puddling would increase is if a higher level of compression was experienced. With regard to the recovery rate (indoor) climatic conditions can have an effect colder conditions can reduce the amount of recovery and warmer conditions can improve recovery.

It must be remembered that leather is a natural product and each hide is different in its fibre structure and grain appearance coupled with different tanning processes these all have an effect on how the leather responds to use. This is not a fault with the leather – it is a good sign of manufacturing as large pieces of leather are used