The perfect care.

Enjoy your new solid wood furniture for a long time.

With the right furniture, your four walls become a home. So you can feel good and relax after a long day at work. So that the furniture remains optically appealing and functional in good condition, you will find important tips on suitable, material-dependent care here.

Optimal solid wood maintenance

Solid wood furniture is usually extremely easy to care for. Depending on the degree of soiling, cleaning the surfaces with a soft duster or a damp cloth is sufficient. In the latter case, however, you should wipe dry immediately so that no moisture remains on the surface. Our solid wood furniture does not need any other special furniture care or aftertreatment. The surfaces are suitable for daily use. Please refrain from using microfiber cloths or dirt erasers. These can contain fine particles that damage the surface of your furniture. Basically, all dirt and liquids, such as drinks, should be wiped off immediately with a damp cloth. Avoid detergents with bleaching additives such as lemon and do not use liquid detergents, cleaning agents or scouring agents. These attack the surface. Color changes and staining could result.

Any unanswered questions?

WM Wöstmann Markenmöbel
GmbH & Co. KG
Kolbeplatz 10
33330 Gütersloh

Tel. +49 (0) 5241 5044-0
Fax +49 (0) 5241 5044-366
info(at)woestmann.info

Clean glasses gently and effectively - that's how it's done.

On glasses and mirrors you can quickly see every fingerprint, every smear streak or even firmly adhering dirt. Here you will find the right care instructions for our clear and satin glasses and mirrors.

Showcase glasses and mirrors

When cleaning mirrors, please do not use harsh detergents such as abrasives, vinegar cleaners, ammonia or ammonia or chlorine-based cleaners. Also refrain from scrubbing the household sponges. This can lead to irreparable damage to the surface, edges and the coating. Light dirt can be removed with a dry, soft cloth. For stubborn stains, we recommend cleaning with warm water and a soft cloth or using a standard glass cleaner. Here you should note that after cleaning the mirror surface and the edges dry immediately with a cloth so that the water or the cleaner does not attack the mirror coating over the edge and destroy it (edge oxidation).

 

Frosted glasses

The silk matt surface of our glass accents is created by a special process. The glass surface is roughened by etching with an acid. Glasses of this type require special care with greater effort and special care. With a normal, smooth glass pane, the dirt is deposited "on" the smooth or flat surface. With a frosted pane you have to imagine the cross-section like a mountain. We have mountains here and valleys in between. The pollution is only here on the peaks, then slide into the valleys, where they finally spread out. A simple wipe would not suffice here, because this means that the dirty valleys cannot be cleaned and the shadows cannot be removed.

  • When cleaning, we recommend using hot water, a normal glass cleaner, spritiuts, vinegar essence or denatured alcohol (isopropyl alcohol). Under no circumstances should you use aggressive cleaners with alkaline bases, acids, silicone, fluoride-containing agents or scouring powder.
  • Microfibre cloths for glass and soft, white, lint-free cotton cloths are suitable as cleaning rags. On the other hand, paper towels, chamois leather, cleaning sponges with a scouring surface (Scotch-Brite) or steel wool are unsuitable. These can scratch and damage the glass surface.
  • Basically, you should clean the glasses extensively in light, circular movements. Under no circumstances should you scrub occasionally, as this is how you polish the finely etched surface. They sanded down the mountains and received cloud formation in the glass surface (bare spots). This damaged glass surface could then never be regenerated.
  • In the case of normal soiling, cleaning with a cloth and hot water is sufficient.
  • With stronger or older impurities, such as. For example, grease, oil, wax or incrustations, we recommend that you use special cleaners (e.g. for oils / fats, cleaning with alcohol, alcohol or acetone). Allow the appropriate glass cleaner to act for a few minutes so that the contamination can be removed from the pores of the glass surface and then wiped off with light pressure. Afterwards, extensive cleaning should be carried out. If there are cleaning strips from the cleaning agent, the final cleaning is to be carried out with a soft microfiber cloth and clear, warm water.

Any unanswered questions?

WM Wöstmann Markenmöbel
GmbH & Co. KG
Kolbeplatz 10
33330 Gütersloh

Tel. +49 (0) 5241 5044-0
Fax +49 (0) 5241 5044-366
info(at)woestmann.info

This is how you create optimal room conditions.

Exposure to light

Sunlight and artificial light can change the surfaces and colors of wood and fabric and leather covers. Depending on the type of material and the amount of light, the woods and covers become lighter or darker. There is therefore no "absolute" lightfastness. In addition, the influence of light differs from place to place! Therefore, protect your furniture from permanent and excessive exposure to light.

 

Tolerances

The following applies to all types of manufacture: tolerances in furniture cannot be avoided from a manufacturing point of view. If these deviations in color, size and structure are within the national and international standard, there is no material defect. Rather, it is a "product characteristic". (Source: RAL GZ 430)

 

Indoor climate

In order to ensure an ideal indoor climate (see below) for solid wood furniture, the room temperature and the moisture content of the air should be checked regularly. If the air humidity is too high, there is a risk of mold and material damage, differences in the dimensions of table and extension leaves or pin connections.

Ideal room climate: the wood is in the desired condition.
 
Too high humidity: the wood swells.
Humidity too low: the wood shrinks.

Ideal indoor climate
An ideal room climate for people and furniture exists at 19 – 23° C and 45 – 55 % humidity. Our solid wood furniture is manufactured under these conditions.

Indoor climate too humid
Sources: over 60% humidity. The shape of the wood changes, it gets bigger.

Indoor climate too dry
Shrinkage: below 40% humidity. The cell walls become thinner. You are dwindling.

Any unanswered questions?

WM Wöstmann Markenmöbel
GmbH & Co. KG
Kolbeplatz 10
33330 Gütersloh

Tel. +49 (0) 5241 5044-0
Fax +49 (0) 5241 5044-366
info(at)woestmann.info

Caring for painted designer furniture

Our furniture is particularly easy to care for thanks to its production and material. The motto here is definitely ‘less is more’. This means that you are spared all the labour-intensive effort of caring for your furniture. In order to ensure that you can enjoy veneered furniture of WM Wöstmann Markenmöbel for many years to come, we have compiled a list of useful care tips for you.

  • Stains or deposits such as, for example, nicotine can normally be removed with lukewarm water containing just a little non-abrasive liquid cleaner. With a soft, non-fluffing cloth all stains can be easily removed. Simply wipe dry thereafter and the furniture will have regained its radiance.

  • Severe staining: As a general rule, it is recommended that any cleaning should be done with a non-abrasive liquid cleaner which you can apply neat to a cloth (see above). The subsequent cleaning can be done using a moist cloth.

  • Coffee, tea, alcohol, etc.: No need to worry, this will not damage the surface. Simply wipe away immediately with a moist cloth.

  • Stains caused by intensive discolouration such as from ink, fruits or felt pens: Caution! Stains of this nature damage the surface. Please remove the stains immediately with a moist cloth.

Any unanswered questions?

WM Wöstmann Markenmöbel
GmbH & Co. KG
Kolbeplatz 10
33330 Gütersloh

Tel. +49 (0) 5241 5044-0
Fax +49 (0) 5241 5044-366
info(at)woestmann.info

Fabric care

General care and cleaning tips

Direct exposure to sources of light or the sun is to be avoided for all upholstery fabric! Generally speaking, any discolouration of the furniture attributable to colour-fast items of clothing (e.g. jeans) or staining due to use does not represent a justifiable reason for return. Like all textiles used on a daily basis, the furniture’s upholstery also requires regular care. Correct care and cleaning helps to protect the practical value of your upholstery fabrics. The appropriate cleaning agents can be bought from any specialist retailer. Establishing hygienic surroundings by ensuring sufficient ventilation helps to prevent the build-up of electrostatic charge. Please be aware: any damage attributable to insufficient or incorrect care is not covered by the statutory warranty.

Third party and/or customer fabrics

In order to avoid any mix-ups we kindly request that you state your consignment identifier when sending in fabrics. With regard to pattern fabrics we reserve the right, unless otherwise explicitly stated, to determine the grain direction ourselves. The fabric chosen by us concerns single-coloured fabrics with a width of 140 cm. A precise estimation of fabric requirements and price must be determined for fabrics with stripes, ornaments or patterns. We assume that the fabrics sent in by you or your supplier have been inspected, and can be processed by us without prior inspection; we shall not assume any liability. Please note: with certain chairs, the use of third-party and/or customer fabric is not possible for production-specific reasons.

Production of our seating and backrests

The – in part different levels of – padding found in our seating and backrests is desired. The padding adapts to body shapes and softens with continued use. Body weight is hereby decisive. The softening of the seat’s rigidity is normal and wholeheartedly desired (thus leading to an optimal distribution of pressure). The formation of creases can intensify because the upholstery material (fabric and leather) can stretch on account of load, body warmth and moisture, etc. The upholstery must also adapt to the increasingly soft padding. The upholstery should be stroked flat after use. Our tip: consider switching your "favourite chair" from time to time; only by doing so can the chair’s uniform appearance be guaranteed.

Any unanswered questions?

WM Wöstmann Markenmöbel
GmbH & Co. KG
Kolbeplatz 10
33330 Gütersloh

Tel. +49 (0) 5241 5044-0
Fax +49 (0) 5241 5044-366
info(at)woestmann.info

Caring for leathers

General care and cleaning tips

Leather furniture must absolutely be kept away from direct sunlight and exposure to sources of light. Generally speaking, any discolouration of colour-fast textiles used for the upholstery, above all with regard to light leather colours, does not represent a justifiable reason for return. Any damage attributable to the furniture’s improper use, insufficient or incorrect care is not covered by the statutory warranty. The sooner marks and stains are removed, the greater the preserving effect for your furniture. Any marks and stains should be cleaned from the outermost area inwards. The correct selection of cloth and cleaning agent as well as the cleaning procedure are important, in order to ensure the successful removal of stains. Even when the stain remains extremely persistent, you must not apply solvent-based cleaning products such as, for example, turpentine, stain remover, petrol, floor wax or similar articles.

  • Smooth leather
    Each of our crafted leather upholstery items has its own pure, unmistakable character. Leather is a natural product and is exposed to daily sources of stress and strain. This makes every item of leather a unique specimen. Natural characteristics such as insect bites, scarring, variations in the grain, branding and natural skin structures define the leather and transform your furniture into a unique and coveted specimen. These natural characteristics are the hallmark of the material’s authenticity and underline the genuine origin of our high-quality leather hides. No two items of leather are alike, but are unique in terms of the surface structure and colouring. Leather articles may display different tailoring cuts or seam patterns in comparison to fabric processing. Leather products typically emanate a certain smell when new.
    Clean stains from the outer edge point to the inside. The correct choice of cloth and appropriate cleaning agent as well as the cleaning procedure are important for a successful stain removal. Even if the stain is so stubborn, you must not use solvent-based products such as Grab turpentine, stain remover, petrol, floor wax or the like.

  • Semi-aniline leather
    The semi-aniline leather is one of the smooth leathers where the hair side of the skin is also the top of the upholstery cover. There is no surface treatment with this leather. The semi-aniline leather lies between the very soft, pure aniline leather and the pigmented, covered leather. It is soft, has a good grip and also provides some protection against stains and liquids. Semi-aniline leathers are given a slight tint with pigment colors in addition to being colored. This makes them more durable and easy to clean without sacrificing softness and suppleness. Its natural origin is still recognizable, shows itself in irregular grain and small healed wounds.
    Use only care products that are especially suitable for this or open-pore leather and do not use waxes and fats. In addition, do not shower this leather with water, but always strive for dry cleaning if you want to remove superficial dirt. Also protect the semi-aniline leather from fading.

  • Aniline leather
    Aniline leather is smooth leather without a protective cover and color layer. Therefore, they are open-pored and more susceptible to dirt, liquids or fading from sunlight. A z. B. on the surface rubbed water drops penetrates the open-pore leather and darkens the corresponding area. Primarily animal raw hides of impeccable quality are considered for this leather. They have few scars, bites or horn blows and therefore hardly need to be treated. Because of this high quality selection, aniline leather is usually a little more expensive. Aniline leather feels waxy in the hand and is matt in appearance. The advantages of aniline leather are the natural structure and the soft, very warm handle. In return, the maintenance is a little more complex than, for example, semi-aniline leather or covered pigmented smooth leather.
    Use only care products that are especially suitable for this or open-pore leather and do not use waxes and fats. In addition, do not shower this leather with water, but always strive for dry cleaning if you want to remove superficial dirt. Also protect the semi-aniline leather from fading.

 

Production of our seating and backrests

It should also be noted here that: The – in part different levels of – padding found in our seating and backrests is desired. The padding adapts to body shapes and softens with continued use. Body weight is hereby decisive. The softening of the seat’s rigidity is normal and wholeheartedly desired (thus leading to an optimal distribution of pressure). The formation of creases can intensify because the upholstery material (fabric and leather) can stretch on account of load, body warmth and moisture, etc. The upholstery must also adapt to the increasingly soft padding. The upholstery should be stroked flat after use. Our tip: consider switching your "favourite chair" from time to time; only by doing so can the chair’s uniform appearance be guaranteed.

  • Casual upholstery
    Such upholstery is offered from time to time depending on the model. Many people want to sink into their armchair or chair so that they can snuggle up and relax. For this purpose, a casual upholstery is recommended, which yields more under load compared to the classic upholstery fabric. The upholstery cover is loosely stretched over it to ensure the necessary flexibility. The soft upholstery deliberately creates folds in the fabric and waves or hollows in the upholstery. This is a deliberate characteristic typical of the goods, so it is not a defect.
    Our tip: For this upholstery, we recommend our embossed smooth leather Hermes, our semi-aniline leather Vintage or our aniline leather Cashmere due to the optimal leather thickness.

Any unanswered questions?

WM Wöstmann Markenmöbel
GmbH & Co. KG
Kolbeplatz 10
33330 Gütersloh

Tel. +49 (0) 5241 5044-0
Fax +49 (0) 5241 5044-366
info(at)woestmann.info