Dining table high gloss finishes may be an option you are avoiding when giving your dining space a makeover. Many people are worried that their furniture will quickly lose its shine and appeal with day to day usage. Whether you are a family that regularly eats together or an occasional dinner party host, high gloss can still be the practical option.
In fact, high gloss furniture finishes are extremely resistant to damage and are hard-wearing, far more so than you might think. However, a few handy hints will help you extend the life – and the look – of your pristine new dining table. Firstly, when it comes to cleaning up after a meal, never use anything other than water and a soft cloth, such as microfibre or an e-cloth. No chemicals are needed; they can do more harm than good. You might think a glass cleaner would help maintain that shine, but in fact, the chemicals in it can corrode the surface. Next, use coasters and placemats to protect the surface from damage on an ongoing basis; and always try to mop up liquid spills as quickly as possible. They’re unlikely to mark the table top in the short term, but can leave unsightly streaks as they dry. If you’ll be placing hot dishes – like oven-to-tableware – onto your high gloss dining furniture, do use heatproof mats or trivets. While high gloss is durable, like any dining table it is not impervious to damage. Lastly, high gloss is unlikely to chip or scratch, but do use a table protector if using the table for craft activities, homework or children’s games, for example.
So, armed with these handy hints, you may now be considering dining table high gloss finishes a little more seriously. We guarantee you’ll be impressed with the range on our website at https://www.glossfurniture.co.uk. If you have any queries about cleaning or maintenance of high gloss items, ring us at Glossfurniture.co.uk on 020 8303 3034. We’d be delighted to advise.