Chipboard furniture care
Proper care will ensure the longevity of any furniture, even inexpensive ones made of chipboard. This material is widely popular due to its availability, versatility and strength. Nowadays, it is the most common alternative to natural wood.
It may be that chipboard furniture is not as strong and durable as wood, but with proper care and observance of the operating rules, you can significantly extend the life of such furniture.
Chipboard is most often used in the production of cabinet furniture, such as tables, office furniture, kitchens, sliding wardrobes and many others. This material has high rates in terms of strength and resistance to mechanical damage, and it also prevents the appearance of fungus, mold and other unpleasant bacteria.
But despite the fact that chipboard is a very durable and reliable material, it requires certain care rules to be followed.
Chipboard furniture: cleaning and care rules
custom-made furniture Everyone has long known that this material is resistant to moisture, and frequent washing is not a problem at all. But this can only be said about the laminated surface itself, and the ingress of moisture into the inside of the plate is unacceptable.
Therefore, you should know three rules for caring for chipboard furniture:
If you decide to wash the furniture, you should first make sure that there are no cracks on the surface through which moisture can seep inside the plate. If water is inside the stove, then the life of the furniture may end there, since it will no longer be possible to dry it. This leads to deformation of the chipboard;
If the furniture is dirty, then you should not remove the dirt with abrasive products (polish or wax for furniture is no exception). For these purposes, you should use an ordinary soap solution, after which the furniture should be wiped with an ordinary dry cloth. And then you can polish the surface. Before using this or that furniture cleaner, read the instructions carefully, it should indicate: suitable for chipboard;
You can use antistatic agents that will prevent dust from settling. To clean chipboard furniture from dust, you should use a dry, soft cloth with a lint-free structure so as not to leave scratches on the surface
Chipboard furniture: life extension
furniture to order Above were the rules for cleaning furniture, and now we should talk about those tips that will help extend the life of the furniture:
Furniture should be protected from direct sunlight. Particularly attentive to this issue should be treated in the summer, because at this time the sun is especially hot, and direct rays can lead to burnout of the surface;
Avoid direct contact with very hot objects. If you want to put a plate or cup on the surface, you must first put something on it;
Despite the fact that modern chipboard has a special laminated layer that protects the surface from damage, you should not cut anything on the surface, subject it to impacts or place super-heavy objects;
And when moving, chipboard furniture should be well packed in stretch or cardboard packaging so as not to damage it. Corners require especially careful packaging, because this is the most vulnerable part of the furniture.
Chipboard furniture is much cheaper than wooden furniture, and in appearance it is in no way inferior to it, and if you also follow the rules for caring for such furniture, it will last a very long time and will retain its appearance.