Tuesday, December 17, 2013

5 Tips for a Kitchen Table Survival during the Holidays

Phil Vinson from right here at Kitchen Tables and More shares his top tips for preventing and repairing Holiday damage to your kitchen or dining room table and chairs.

Champlain Weathered Set by Canadel Furniture {source}

1. Cleaning: It’s typically best to use a damp cloth followed by a dry cloth.  If  you need to step it up a notch, try adding a mild soap to the damp cloth. Phil demonstrates here:

2. Leaf Storage: Do not store the leaf on end.  Lay it flat under a bed, this will avoid warping.

3. Chair Glides: Put glides on the chair legs. If your floor surface is hard, you should use felt glides. If your set is on carpet, go with the vinyl glides. We prefer the ones that peel and stick.

4. Chair Care: Don’t lean back on them. Leaning back in your chair regularly will reduce it’s life by about 80%. Phil demonstrates 4 on the floor here:

5. Avoid Damage: When you put a coffee mug, pizza box or hot dish on the table, make sure you're not causing heat marks. If it is too hot to touch, then it is too hot for the table. If you happen to do some damage, here’s how to repair heat marks:

Now that your table and chairs will be in their top condition, check out our Christmas tablescapes pinboard for holiday decorating inspiration.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours from Kitchen Tables and More!

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