Authentic materials create furniture that lasts, and with the right amount of love, care and cleaning you can double the life of your designs. Read here to learn all about how to care for and maintain all our different materials to ensure they get the best conditions for a long life.
Caring for your sofa
Each sofa type must be treated differently if you want it to stay looking as beautiful as when it arrived in your living room. We've compiled the best recommendations for how your sofa can keep its shape, colour and comfort for many years to come.How to maintain your sofa
Different types of fabric require different types of care and cleaning. Learn how to care for furniture in cotton, polyester, wool and velour, to help them keep their optimal shape and colour.
A piece of furniture in leather has a number of natural properties that you can enhance and strengthen by using the right care products.
Wood is an organic, living material that is affected by its surroundings. Wood therefore reacts differently according to the room in which it is located. A dry room that's very warm can cause the wood to dry out and contract, whereas a damp room can cause the wood to expand. That's why it's so important to treat and care for your wood furniture thoroughly and often.
Caring for your wooden furniture
Wood needs lots of care and love. Start by caring for your furniture before you start using it and then treating it a few times a year, or whenever needed. Consider where you put your furniture. Is it a warm or cold room? And then adjust the treatment accordingly. As a general rule, a care product lasts for approx. half a year – please note this may vary depending on temperature fluctuations and how often the table is cleaned. When applying wood oil, you should apply the oil to the entire furniture, i.e. on a solid wood table, the oil should also be applied underneath the table top to ensure the piece of furniture is evenly cared for. A damp cloth should be used for daily cleaning, while more thorough cleaning can be done with Wood Cleaner, which is part of the Bolia Care Kit. The surface should always be wiped with a clean, dry cloth to ensure that no traces are left behind. Remember to always wipe in the direction of the wood's growth rings. Our veneer furniture is available with different surface treatments and we refer you to the care instructions attached to each product. We always recommend that furniture is treated as required with one of our care products designed specifically for our wood. Thereby helping you create the best conditions to keep your furniture looking beautiful for generations to come.
In Bolia we use two laminate variants: HPL and FENIX® laminate, which both have a minimalistic appearance, are durable and easy to maintain.
FENIX® laminate is an Italian laminate with a soft and sealed surface, which prevents bacteria and dirt from settling on the surface. When you brush your fingers over the silky-soft table top, no prints or streaks are left behind.
HPL laminate is a high-pressure laminate that is incredibly resistant. This makes it ideal for busy homes and has also been tested for public use.
Care and maintenance of laminate
Laminate should be cleaned with a damp cloth on a daily basis. For more thorough cleaning, we recommend using Bolia Laminate Cleaner, which cleans deep down and removes streaks and stains. Don't use an abrasive powder or sponge as this has a tendency to make the surface dull and create scratches.
Don't place tealights, saucepans or other hot objects directly on the surface, as this can leave marks or, in worst case, cause the surface to 'burst'. Red wine, beetroot juice and other strong fruit colours can discolour the surface and should therefore be removed immediately.
Caring for wicker
Wicker is made from organic, living materials that are affected by their surroundings, and will therefore react differently according to the room in which they are placed. A dry room that's very warm can cause the wicker to dry out and contract, whereas a damp room can cause the wicker to expand. It is therefore important to consider where you place your wicker furniture, to ensure it retains its light and elegant appearance.
Caring for your wicker furniture
Generally, wicker furniture is easy to maintain, and a clean, well-wrung cloth is enough to help extend the design's life. We recommend that the frequency you clean your furniture depends on how often you use it and how prominent its position is in your décor. If the furniture takes centre stage in your home, you may need to clean it more often.
Marble is a natural material, where no two marble slabs are alike. Our marble is available in various colours, such as brown, green, white and black.
Care and maintenance of marble
Marble is polished and not completely closed and sealed on the surface. We therefore recommend that immediately after buying your marble design, you treat it with Bolia Marble Polish, which closes the porous surface of the marble and protects the marble. If you spill any liquids, it is crucial that you remove the stain immediately so that the liquid doesn't seep into the marble. You should also make sure to treat it with Bolia Marble Polish as needed. The more you wipe your marble surface, the more often you'll need to treat it. If your furniture takes center stage in your décor, you can safely treat it once a month. The care product creates a protective membrane that slowly gets washed off, which is why it needs to be maintained.
Please note that marble cannot withstand acid or other acidic detergents. Therefore, if you spill something acidic on the surface, you should wash it off immediately. Marble cannot withstand warm items, which is why we recommend you avoid placing tealights, saucepans or other hot objects directly on the surface.
Our stone assortment includes terrazzo, quartz and concrete. The first two stone variants are similar to each other, but the binder in quartz is different to the one used to blend terrazzo, which means the care product also has to be different.
Care and maintenance of terrazzo, quartz and concrete
Terrazzo has a porous surface and therefore it requires Bolia Stone Sealer, while as quartz is polished it needs to be sealed with Bolia Marble Polish to ensure optimal durability.
To protect concrete, it is important to saturate the surface. Our concrete designs are always pre-treated at our manufacturers, but we always recommend that you treat the surface before, during and after use, as otherwise the surface may become damaged. We recommend Bolia Stone Sealer for this.
All three types of stone need regular care and daily cleaning with a wrung, damp and clean cloth. Natural stones cannot generally withstand acid or other acidic detergents. Therefore, if you spill something acidic on the surface, you should wash it off immediately.