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How to Protect Your Solid Timber Furniture in the Summer Heat

Summer is here bringing with it long sunny days, barbecues, and beach outings! But did you know the summer heat could potentially harm your favorite solid timber furniture pieces?

A Summer Day in Little Bay Beach
A Summer Day in Little Bay Beach

At Centrum Furniture, where we are passionate about solid timber furniture, we want to ensure your beloved items stay pristine. Here are our top tips to ensure the longevity of your timber pieces during the hottest days:


1. Avoid Direct Sunlight


Exposing timber furniture to direct sunlight for extended periods can cause it to fade or even crack. If your furniture is near windows, consider using curtains or blinds to protect it from the intense midday sun.


🌟 Product Recommendation: To maintain the beauty of our popular Oscar Coffee Table, we recommend using Howard's Restor-A-Finish to restore color and luster to faded finishes without dissolving the existing finish.


2. Regulate Humidity


Summer isn’t just about heat; it often brings high humidity. This can cause wood to expand and contract, potentially damaging your furniture. Use dehumidifiers in spaces where your timber furniture is placed.


3. Dust Regularly


Dust can be more than just an eyesore. Over time, it can create a filmy layer on your timber, making it look dull. Use a soft cloth to dust your furniture pieces regularly.



4. Clean Spills Promptly


Whether it's a cold summer drink or some sun lotion, ensure you wipe any spills immediately. Use a damp cloth, and then dry the area thoroughly.


🌟 Product Recommendation: Check out our Nobu Oak Dining Table, which boasts a smooth finish that’s easy to clean, making it ideal for summer dinners!


5. Invest in Quality Cleaning Products



Avoid harsh chemical cleaners that can strip the timber of its natural oils. Instead, invest in gentle cleaners designed specifically for timber.


🌟 Product Recommendation: Ensure longevity with our recommended Guardsman 3 Piece Wood Care Set, perfect for maintaining the shine and health of your timber furniture.


6. Hydrate the Wood



Consider using wood oils or conditioners to hydrate your furniture, ensuring it doesn't dry out in the summer heat. This not only nourishes the wood but also gives it a vibrant, rich look.



A Palm Tree in Melbourne CBD
A Palm Tree in Melbourne CBD


So soak up the sun on Australia's stunning beaches and savor that refreshing Aperol spritz, all while resting easy knowing your treasured furniture is safe and well-protected. Cheers to radiant summers and everlasting timber beauty.


P.S. Just as you care for your furniture, don't forget about sun protection for yourself too! Stay sun-smart and fabulous. ☀️🕶️


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