Furniture should never be exposed to prolonged periods of direct sunlight. Either position your furniture away from sunlit areas or ensure windows and doors have suitable blinds or curtains to block out the sun’s rays during times of strong sunshine glare. Failure to do so may cause the finishes on your furniture to discolour and/or bleach.
Avoid placing your furniture near direct sources of heat or air conditioning units and avoid exposure to changes in humidity and especially steam. Keep your furniture at least 10cm away from radiators and other heaters/heat supplies. Failure to do so may cause the timber to warp and/or veneers to crack, peel away and/or burn.
Always use protective mats when placing hard, heavy objects on the surfaces of your furniture. Do not place hot dishes, cups, or plates directly onto any cabinet or tabletop – first, ensure there is an insulated protective mat between the hot object and the surface. Mats should also be used when writing or drawing on top of the furniture. Take care not to drag heavy crockery across the surface as this can lead to scuff marks appearing.
When moving furniture from one location to another it is important to have the correct number of persons carry the item so as not to drag the furniture along the floor and to ensure weight is distributed evenly.
We recommend leaving a small 2cm gap behind large cabinets such as shelving units and sideboards to allow air to circulate freely.
Avoid overloading the furniture with weight. Our premium drawer runners allow each drawer to hold a maximum of 40kg.
Only use the furniture for its intended use. Some items may not function properly, and damage may be caused if the furniture is used for something it wasn’t designed or manufactured for. Goodmakers cannot be held responsible for any repairs needed from damage caused as a result of misuse and/or neglectful care and maintenance.
If your furniture becomes stained, scratched, chipped, or suffers any other damage, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible so we can advise you on the matter. Do not attempt to repair any damage to the furniture unless advised to do so by one of our technicians. Goodmakers cannot be held responsible for the costs incurred from having to repair damage caused by persons, other than qualified Goodmakers technicians, attempting and failing to repair the furniture themselves.