Furniture Care Guides
When you’ve spent time deciding on your new furniture, bed or floorcoverings, it Is only natural that you’ll want to make sure your investment is looked after.
At Fairway Furniture, we appreciate that our customers have invested in their furniture and want to make sure it lasts many years.
By following the simple guidelines below (which are also in the customer information folder issued when making a purchase) you can be sure that you’re giving your furniture the best possible opportunity to repay your investment.
Beds, Mattresses & Headboards Care Guide
We spend around a third of our lifetime asleep, so we appreciate that after you’ve spent time deciding on your new bed, mattress or headboard, it is only natural that you’ll want to make sure your investment is looked after. By following the simple guidelines below you can be sure that you are giving your bed, mattress or headboard the best possible opportunity to repay your investment. While fair wear and tear in domestic use is excluded, we offer a 5 year structural guarantee on everything we sell. Please see the separate guarantee document within your customer information pack.
- Variations in colour can occur between the bedding and headboard displays in our showrooms and the specially ordered or stock beds and headboards we deliver to you. Similarly, when ordering items from images in brochures, catalogues or other printed matter, due to the limitations of printing processes, variations in colour of the delivered products can occur. These are normal and do not constitute manufacturing faults.
Positioning your new bed, mattress or headboard
- Depending on which bed you have chosen, it may be delivered without the castors or feet fitted. Once you have located the castors or feet, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to fit them.
- If you have chosen a mattress to use on an existing bed base or bedstead, ensure that they are suitable to take the new mattress, such as being the correct size and that they offer the correct support. Placing a new mattress on to an older divan base or bedstead can lead to problems that will not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty or the Fairway Furniture 5 year structural guarantee.
- Where you are placing a new mattress on an existing bedstead, ideally the bedstead’s slats should be no wider than 63mm and the gap between slats no wider than 63mm, so as to provide optimum support. Check your mattress manufacturer’s care leaflet delivered with the mattress for specific requirements.
- Remove the polythene cover from the mattress and base, otherwise condensation created during sleeping will lead to a damp bed, mildew and potential rotting.
- Once you have removed the packaging from your bed and located it in the desired location, ensure that if the base is in separate sections, it is securely fastened together using the manufacturer’s supplied fixings.
- We recommend you allow any new bed or mattress to air for a few hours before putting on bed linen. This period allows the mattress fillings to settle and the bed to acclimatise to the temperature of your home.
- Modern ‘memory foam’ and other components used in the manufacture of your bed can sometimes produce a slight odour initially after unpacking; this is a characteristic of newness and will fade over time.
- Mattresses can appear smaller than the accompanying base (where applicable) when initially unpacked, but will settle and spread once in use.
- Where your new bed has castors and is being located directly on to a wooden floor, we would recommend the use of protective non-slip cups on the castors of your new bed to prevent scratching.
- Where purchased, your new headboard will need to be fixed to your bed and this is normally done by screwing bolts through the uprights into holes pre-drilled in the bed base. Follow manufacturer instructions to ensure a quick and effective installation.
- Do not attempt to move your bed by pulling on the headboard, as this may damage the bed base and the headboard.
- Storage drawers in divan beds are only designed to be used for lightweight items, so avoid overloading with heavy items, as this will both damage the drawers and weaken the bed’s overall structure.
Care of your new bed, mattress or headboard