What makes Mav Furniture stand out?
We use 304 grade stainless steel for both the visible and invisible structure of our furniture, this is tough stuff and does not fatigue like lower grade does. It is chromed and then 100% inspected before it is assembled.
Leather is imported ready for use and is natural grain not artificially embellished top grain ‘veneer’. None of our pieces incorporate imitation leather not even on the undersides of cushions or detailing and zips and fasteners are in the same concealed positions that the designers themselves originally chose.
The grain of the leather remains in its natural state which will allow the best fibre strength resulting in greater durability. The natural grain also has greater breathability resulting in heightened comfort for our furniture pieces. The natural full grain surface will wear better than other leather types. Rather than wearing out, it will develop a natural “Patina” and grow more beautiful over time. The finest leather furniture is made from full aniline and for this reason we only source the best raw hides. Quite simply there is no substitute for using the best leathers available. This is why our furniture is so popular. Our loyal customers fall in love with both the look and the luxurious feel.
Creating a veneer is a very demanding process for the manufacturer. In our experience it is very telling as to how good the manufacturer is by judging them on the quality of the veneer finish. Special attention should be made to the edging of the veneer. The edging is generally a give away in terms of the quality of the veneer finish. We have sourced very reputable manufacturers who produce veneers to a very high standard.
In woodworking, veneer refers to thin slices of wood, usually thinner than 3 mm (1/8 inch), that are typically glued onto core panels to produce flat panels for our furniture. Plywood consists of three or more layers of veneer, each glued with its grain at right angles to adjacent layers for strength.
Workmanship matters, the best designed furniture executed badly is not worth putting in your home. We manage our suppliers to ensure that every item is a faithful reproduction of the design, applying only the modifications that the designer themselves made. We also use materials that are correct to the original or where materials have changed due to mass production we ensure that the end result is both beautiful and durable.
Day to day care
- Always follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions and use the products they recommend.
- Try to plump and turn cushions daily. Some cushions lose their volume naturally over time. Daily plumping will help them last longer
- Remove dust weekly with your vacuum’s upholstery or drape attachment. Try to avoid brushing fabric covers, as that can damage the pile
- Have fixed cover fabric suites professionally cleaned at least once a year
- Make sure all covers on loose cover suites are cleaned at the same time to prevent colour variations
- If you spill something on your upholstery, blot up the excess immediately. Try to avoid detergents, which may damage the fabric. If you have purchased Guardsman protection, contact them as soon as you can
Caring for different finishes
Lacquered easy care finish
Dust daily and wipe occasionally with a damp cloth followed by a dry duster
Polish along the grain every 3 months with a good quality natural beeswax. Use a soft duster to buff up and retain the natural look of your furniture, and avoid abrasive cleaners
You will need to ‘feed’ your furniture with linseed oil every 3-4 months. Keep a cloth specially for your furniture, and make you don’t touch it with soaps and detergents
Stone or travertine
Wipe any marks or spills with a slightly damp cloth and then polish with a soft dry cloth. Use a few drops of a neutral cleaner, or stone soap and warm water for cleaning
Fabric or suede
Vacuum fabric or suede chairs at low power using the soft furnishings attachment
Wipe leather with a damp cotton cloth. If you need to use soap, make sure it is doesn’t contain harsh detergents
When metal have some rust staining or loose gloss,keep stone soap powder on soft cloth and wipe vigorously
Blot up the excess immediately. Don’t try to remove the stain with excessive water or detergent. Professional cleaning or repair is usually the answerSun damage
Wooden products change colour with exposure to light. Rotate any ornaments to avoid patches of colour where they have stood. Leave your dining table fully extended if possible, or expose the leaves to light to avoid colour differences between them and the table topStability
Check the stability of tables and chairs regularly. You might, from time to time, need to tighten bolts and other fixings