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Furniture care

Take good care of your furniture

Furniture care and maintenance

With good furniture care and maintenance, you can extend the life of your MAKE Nordic furniture for many years to come. Here we give our tips on how to give your furniture the best conditions for a long life.



If there is a stain, quick action is essential to achieve the best result. You must set aside plenty of time for the stain removal, as it may require a number of repetitions. The stains must be treated differently, depending on whether it is a stain from thin or thick liquid.

- Read more about stain removal

Cleaning of textiles

If you want to maintain the appearance of the textile and extend the life of the furniture, regular cleaning is essential. Dust and dirt can promote wear and eventually also change the color of the fabric. Dust and dirt also contribute to a poor indoor climate. So it is important to clean your furniture every week.

Vacuum clean to avoid stains

We recommend frequent vacuuming of your sofa or armchair. Vacuum the furniture 1-2 times a week - possibly when you vacuum the floor anyway. Use the soft brush that comes with most vacuum cleaners. Vacuum at half strength if it's easier.

If your sofa can be taken apart, vacuum between the modules in between. It is also a good idea to tap all surfaces and vacuum in the meantime. When your furniture is clean and dust-free, it is harder for dirt to stick. In this way, you also avoid permanent and harsh stains when the accident is over.

If there is an accident, you must always remove the stains from your furniture as soon as possible. This will increase the chance of removing the stains completely, and your sofa or armchair will remain beautiful and last for many years.



Peeling is the lint that all textiles give off when used or receive from other external fibers. It can be removed by regular vacuuming and using a textile scraper. Be aware that it is not always the fabric that fluffs. It is typically fibers from your clothes, blankets, woolen sweaters, pillows, etc. that get stuck. There is nothing wrong with the fabric, and lint can always be removed.

It most often happens in cold weather, when static electricity occurs in the living rooms. You also see it in a dry environment or if you have a wood-burning stove. In winter and in sub-zero temperatures, there is also more static electricity, which causes clothing fibers to stick.

We recommend everyone who has a textile sofa to own a textile sofa. Then you can shave off the fibers if lint should occur. It does not damage the sofa, it just helps to keep it looking good. Make sure to vacuum your sofa thoroughly first. Always use a soft brush on your vacuum cleaner head so that you don't wear out the fabric unnecessarily.

An additional piece of advice can be to spray the sofa once in a while with distilled water using a flower sprayer. This eliminates static electricity and reduces lint

Failure of textiles

Be aware that all textiles are susceptible to discoloration, regardless of color. The light fabric types are, however, more susceptible than the dark ones. This means that your furniture can be discolored by other strongly colored textiles such as a new pair of jeans or a red skirt. If you want to avoid this, we recommend that you pay extra attention or place a rug on the seat where there is a risk of discolouration.

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The flax belts are completely natural and untreated.

The natural material is a living material. If you spill it, it works, and the stain will eventually become smaller, lighten and perhaps disappear completely.

If there is an accident, the best thing to do is to remove as much of the liquid as possible with a wrung-out soft cloth. Be careful not to rub the liquid further into the girdle, but instead gently dab the exposed area. When cleaning linen, it is important to work in the "fields". You must take one field at a time and avoid cleaning half a field to avoid stains or shields. Use mild detergent mixed with water for cleaning. Avoid too much water, as it can cause scabs.

Like other furniture, the bright woven seats of UMI can be discolored by strongly colored textiles, e.g. a new pair of jeans. If you want to protect yourself as much as possible against this, it is recommended to use a cushion in the seat or a blanket. Flax is a natural material that is designed to patina beautifully and naturally over time.

Leather from Sørensen

If you have chosen the beautiful and natural Dunes leather for your furniture, you can look forward to a beautiful patination over time. Here you must pay extra attention to the fact that it is an untreated natural material. This means that the leather is not surface-treated, and therefore accepts all grease, dirt, color and scratches. Natural material such as leather is a living material. If you spill it, it works, and the stain will eventually become smaller, lighten and perhaps disappear completely. It is recommended that you avoid using water and soap for Dunes leather from Sørensen. It can lay down the fine down and make the leather dark and smooth. If you want to know more about leather care and stain removal, we refer you to leather specialists or to the recommendations from Sørensen Læder.


Most furniture from MAKE nordic is treated with a matte lacquer that is almost invisible. To clean these surfaces, it is recommended to simply wipe over with a hard-wrung cloth. If you are in doubt as to whether your furniture is lacquered, you can test by putting a wet finger on the wood. If the wood does not change colour, it has been treated with varnish.

Oil treated dining tables

If you have an oil-treated dining table, it is important to treat it regularly. We recommend that you treat the table approx. every 3 months, or as needed. By treating with oil, you choose how natural or how smooth and repellent the surface should be. You also choose whether the table should be lightened or darkened. It is the color of the oil that determines this. If your table has become too light, treat it with a clear oil afterwards. Then it automatically becomes darker. Buy your oil in the desired color and follow the instructions on the oil. NOTE: Always avoid leaving spilled liquid lying around, as it can soak in and form shields or damage the surface of the wood.

Advantages of oil treatment of tables

Wood is a living natural material. If you spill on it, the wood works, and the stain will eventually become smaller, lighten and perhaps disappear completely. When you choose an oil-treated table, you get a natural surface where scratches and stains can be minimized or removed with care and maintenance. An oil-treated table can be sanded on the surface before treatment, so that most stains and scratches go away.

Oil treatment of

HOLMEN table

When you receive your new HOLMEN dining table, we recommend that you care for it with oil within the first 3 months. If you want a light table, you must use an oil with white pigment in it. If you want a slightly darker table, you must use a clear oil.