Gloster Woven Maintenance
What will typically happen to the woven furniture over time?
Depending on the amount of use, a woven chair will generally perform very well over time (similar wear pattern to indoor, upholstered furniture).
The seat section may begin to sag and the weave in certain areas may begin to open slightly, showing more of the frame underneath. The weave can easily be re-arranged by working across it with ones fingers pushing it back in to shape.
Additionally, the edges of the weave may start to show small abrasion marks in places depending on usage. Scratch marks or abrasion to the edges of the fibre can be repaired by very briefly and carefully applying heat (i.e. the flame of a cigarette lighter) to the affected area and rubbing along the length of the fibre with a piece of hard cardboard to restore a smooth edge. Obviously such a repair method is at your own risk and should be done outdoors.
Cleaning woven furniture
We recommend that woven furniture is cleaned using Gloster's Sling & Woven Cleaner, following the instructions detailed on the label. It is important to use a non-foaming cleaner on woven furniture, as a foaming product will leave residues in the gaps in-between the weave which will then attract dirt. A pressure hose on a low setting is acceptable to use on woven furniture, but avoid the teak when using as the high pressure can erode the surface of the timber.
What if the weave breaks?
Don't panic! Even if several fibres are accidentally cut or broken, a piece of furniture can generally be repaired successfully. Single broken fibres can usually be replaced by someone with no training in under 10 minutes. However, we recommend that any furniture damaged in this way is taken to trained experts to re-weave the damaged area. Please contact us on 0345 605 2505 to arrange a repair although depending on the item it may be cheaper for you to do this locally.
What temperature range can woven furniture withstand?
Woven furniture can be left outside all year round and is able to withstand temperatures from -20°C to +55°C. When very cold, the weave will become stiffer than normal and when very hot, the weave will become more elastic. However, it will always revert to it's normal elasticity, once the temperature stabilises.