Philux furniture is proudly Filipino and meticulously handmade by local craftsmen. We hope this care guide assists you in maintaining your pieces.
- Dust your furniture piece with a soft, dry cloth to protect its finish. Do not apply abrasives or household cleaners.
- Wood is a natural material and any exposure to natural elements such as sunlight, water, and heat may affect the quality and appearance of the piece.
- Furniture pieces are usually packed in PE foam or bubble wrap. Unwrap immediately to avoid potential markings.
Outdoor Wood Care
- When storing Oak and Teak wood furniture pieces, using a protective cover will significantly help prolong its lifespan. Note that when using a cover, it is important to air out the furniture occasionally to allow air circulation and prevent moisture from building up underneath the cover.
- For proper care maintenance of furniture pieces in Oak or Teak wood, it is recommended that only a damp cloth be used for cleaning, at least once a year. Avoid harsh cleaning chemicals, pressure-washing, and steel wool since it may cause damage to the wood.
- Furthermore, it is recommended that furniture pieces in Oak or Teak wood be recoated in an outdoor furniture oil every 6 months. Applying an outdoor furniture oil will help prevent the aging process of the wood and prevent the dirt and debris on the wood from molding. For best results, it is recommended that the wood be sanded while oiling it in order to preserve its natural hue. Note that it is best to ensure that the oil has dried prior to placing cushions back on furniture pieces, otherwise, the oil may stain the fabric.
- Extreme heat over a prolonged period of time may naturally cause cracks. On the other hand, extreme moisture may naturally cause mold. Thus, it is best to regularly oil the furniture so that the natural wood grain is fed and flexible, and is saturated with oil causing water moisture to pearl off the wood.
- Philux offers maintenance services at an additional fee.
- The finishes applied on our metal are of the same consistency as the finishes applied on our wood.
- Refrain from applying metal polish on the metal surfaces and only use a clean, damp cloth to wipe them.
- Metal polish can be applied to genuine brass decorative accents such as certain knobs or portions of select dining tables.
- Blot spills immediately and wipe with a clean, damp cloth.
- For washable fabrics, vacuum and clean with mild soap (Perwoll pink is recommended). For delicate fabrics, dry clean is recommended. Cushions can be vacuumed and spot-cleaned. Pillows and inner stuffing should be vacuumed only. For vegan leather, wipe with a clean, damp cloth.
- For more information, kindly refer to the care guides for each fabric collection below.
- Natural stone is prized for its aesthetic value - its beautiful colors, patterns, and graining - and its durability under general use. Given it is a naturally formed material, each stone is unique, making it even more special.
- Natural stone is inherently porous and thus, is susceptible to scratches, etching, and staining. It can absorb staining agents in spilled liquids, dropped food, and other substances. To protect against potential staining, our stone tops are properly sealed. However, the sealant is not a guarantee that the surface is completely stain-proof.
- Contact with acidic cleaning agents such as bleach and vinegar or acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus fruit should be avoided. Abrasive scrapping pads should not be used. For extra protection, trivets should be used under hot objects, and coasters should be used under anything containing liquid.
- Accidents are inevitable. When food is dropped or liquid is spilled, remove the food or blot the liquid immediately to avoid stains. Note that wiping a spill could spread the liquid to other areas of the stone surface. The longer a substance is left on the stone, the more likely it is to stain.
- To clean natural stone tops, a mix of mild soap and warm water can be used. Use a soft wet cloth and dry it with a soft absorbent cloth. Another alternative would be to use Bar Keeper’s Friend Granite & Stone Cleaner & Polish. Apply small quantities on a soft dry cloth or paper towel and slowly rub it onto the affected area in a circular motion.
- It is recommended that you test either of the cleaning solutions on a small, inconspicuous area of the stone beforehand. Similar to any item cleaned in the home, an excessive concentration of cleaner or soap may leave a film, cause streaks, or affect the sheen of the stone. Follow manufacturer recommendations.
- Stone is a hard and dense material and stone table tops are properly attached to the table base. However, proper handling must still be exercised in order to avoid potential damage to any furniture piece. When moving tables with stone tops, the following steps must be followed in order to avoid potential damage.
- Steps on How to Move Tables with Stone Tops:
1. Detach the stone table top from the table base by unfastening screws underneath.
2. Lift the stone table top and set aside in asafe location.
3. Transfer the table base to desired location.
4. Re-attach the stone table top and fasten screws in place.
Unlike wood table tops, lifting dining tables with stone tops cannot simply be lifted as a whole since stone is heavier than wood.