FrancoCrea™ products are designed to shape your life. Accordingly, all of our products are built with enormous care and craftsmanship to ensure they can withstand life’s experiences, day by day.
However, to ensure your product is able to continue to be an integral part of your lifestyle, ongoing care and maintenance to encourage its longevity, and keep it looking ‘as new’.
Instigating a regular maintenance regime will ensure many years of trouble free service from your FrancoCrea™ product. The frequency of cleaning will vary according to the required appearance and environment. Where salts/ pollutants are more prevalent, such as seaside and industrial areas, a cleaning program should be carried out more frequently. When moving furniture be careful not to drag the item.
Wash regularly with warm soapy water and mild detergent using a soft cloth. Always rinse well with water, to remove remaining detergent. Avoid scratching the surface by dry dusting. Do not allow dirt to accumulate, dry out and harden. Abrasive cleaning agents are not recommended.
Powder coat, for outdoor use, is applied to either Aluminium or stainless steel. While it assists with metal protection, it is not a corrosion protection in its own right. Minor corrosion spots under table tops, seats and bases do not affect the structural integrity of the product and are not covered by warranty. Whilst every care is taken to provide the most suitable finish according to the use and the environment the product will be subjected to, Franco Crea can’t guarantee this decorative finish against scratching, scuffing, chipping, fading or corrosion and as a result of direct use in harsh seafront locations. When choosing a colour for outdoor use please select a suitable UV stable choice, as the product is not warranted against natural fading.
Wash regularly with soapy water or detergent using a soft clean cloth, and if necessary, a 3M Scotch Brite Pad. Remove non washable deposits on stainless steel surface with an approved cleaner eg: 3M Stainless cleaner, Jif, or Ajax. Clean in one direction only, along the original polish lines. Rinse well with water. Abrasive cleaning products are not recommended. Do not allow dirt to accumulate, dry out and harden.
Please Note: Tea Staining will occur on the Stainless Steel when in proximity to the coast. It does not effect the strength or longevity of the material. Clean monthly to maintain.
Dust with a soft, non oily cloth and wipe spills using a damp cloth. For more stubborn stains use hot water and household detergent, then remove with clean water or window cleaning agent. Repeat several times if necessary. To prevent streaks or smears, always rub surface dry with an absorbent clean cloth. Abrasive cleaning products are not recommended.
As timber is sealed with a protective polyurethane lacquer the only maintenance required is to regularly wipe timber with a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt. For more stubborn stains use hot water and household detergent, then remove with clean water. Repeat several times if necessary. Oils or other polishes are not necessary. Avoid contact with liquid, heat and keep out of direct sunlight. Abrasive cleaning products are not recommended. For outdoor applications keep furniture in covered areas away from direct sunlight for extended periods.
As the painted mdf is sealed with a protective polyurethane lacquer the only maintenance required is to regularly wipe timber with a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt. For more stubborn stains use hot water and household detergent, then remove with clean water. Repeat several times if necessary. Oils or other polishes are not necessary. Avoid contact with liquid, heat and keep out of direct sunlight. Abrasive cleaning products are not recommended, as they may damage the surface.
Regularly wipe with a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt. For more stubborn marks use hot water and household detergent, then remove with clean water. Repeat several times if necessary. Afterwards wipe over with a damp cloth to avoid a build-up of detergents. For oil / lubricant makes you can use a cloth with methylated spirits to wipe over. Finish by wiping over with a clean damp cloth (water only).
Solid acrylic is non-porous, so liquids can’t be absorbed. That means total hygiene and a stain free surface. Spills disappear effortlessly with a damp cloth or sponge and a simple wipe. Even stubborn stains like red wine, beetroot, food acids and oils are removed easily. A firm wipe with a damp sponge and a mild abrasive cleaner will ensure longevity of your solid acrylic surface.
Our brass + copper products are finished with a clear coat of lacquer designed to be applied to these metals. Gently wipe clean with a soft cloth on a regular basis to remove dust and dirt particles Damp sponge can be used to wipe over, but please ensure a dry cloth is used afterwards, so the metal is not left damp.
Our brass + copper products that are left uncoated, will require to be cleaned from time to time – if you are wanting to remove marks and discolouration, which is caused by the oxidisation natural process. It is a simple process that should not be a deterrent, if you want to maintain it’s natural polished of satin finish.
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Your purchase is covered by the following warranty:
3 year structural warranty shall apply for custom made furniture subject to domestic use.
3 year structural warranty shall apply for custom made furniture subject to commercial use.
We guarantee the quality of our design and workmanship, of all our products, and expect them to provide a lifetime of enjoyment.
This covers faulty workmanship in furniture that is subject to normal domestic or commercial application and which has been carefully maintained and sensibly used.
The warranty excludes materials by other manufacturers. If such materials are agreed to be defective we will use reasonable endeavours to assist negotiating a satisfactory settlement with the supplier on your behalf. Such suppliers can provide warranties relating to the performance of materials supplied by them.
During the warranty period the FrancoCrea™ will replace or repair any defective products without charge so long as the damage does not arise from improper, inadequate or incorrect usage, including but not limited to the following:
Solid timber is a natural product and is therefore subject to changes in the environment. Any movement in timber as a result of change in air moisture content or fluctuating temperatures cannot be guaranteed.
Claims can be made through the place from which the furniture was purchased.
An inspection of the product will be required to determine the nature and cause of the alleged defect. This will be conducted by FrancoCrea™ and you will be advised whether the claim is covered by this warranty.
All transportation charges incurred in returning defective products, or any of its component parts, for repair, together with the cost of returning them to the buyer must be paid by the buyer.