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Cleaning Guides
Cleaning Leather Furniture: What Products Work Best!
November 6, 2018 at 6:15 pm 0
  Although we take care to look after our leather furniture, there’s no getting away from the occasional spaghetti spillage or accidental denim smudge. But what product do you trust to use on your leather when those pesky marks do occur? In this post, we've conducted our own cleaning test, on both leather and faux leather, to find the cleaning solution must-haves for your home cleaning kit.  So without further ado, let’s start some cleaning…  

Scotchgard Multi-purpose Protector

Description: Protective spray Category: Protect Price: £8.34 How to Use: Spray onto new and clean surfaces from 20cm away. Allow the leather to dry overnight (minimum of 12 hours). Reapply periodically and after cleaning to maintain protection. How we tested it: we applied the Scotch guard and then used tea droplets to see how well the surface was protected from the 'spillage'. NOTE: This Scotgaurd is designed for use on real leather, but for the purposes of this cleaning video, we thought we'd test it on the faux leather too...   Smell: 👍🏼 Texture: 👍🏼👍🏼 Easy of use: 👍🏼👍🏼 Effectiveness:👍🏼👍🏼 Our Verdict: Good for a base level of protection, easy to use and not overly expensive. Out of all the protective products we tested, this one was by far the best.  

Furniture Clinic Leather Ultra Clean

Description: Cleaning solution Category: Deep Clean Price: £17.95 How to Use: Shake the bottle before use, then spray the cleaner onto a sponge or cloth. Wipe the mark in a circular motion. How we tested it: we used tomato puree on the right of each of the leathers and dye transfer from jeans to the left.   Smell: 👎🏼👎🏼 Texture: 👍🏼👍🏼 Easy of use: 👍🏼 Effectiveness:👍🏼👍🏼 Best for: Cleaning PU Our Verdict: The cleaner worked reasonably well cleaning the sauce from the PU. This took some time (and a bit of elbow grease!) but it did manage to wipe it all away. However, the product didn’t work as well on the real leather as it struggled to get the sauce of out the deeper grooves. This cleaner didn’t work particularly well on the colour transfer. As you can see from the clip, the solution did make the stain lighter on the PU and did make it less visible on the real leather, but it didn't remove it completely.   

HG 4-in-1 Cleaner

Description: Cleaning Solution Category: Deep Clean and Protect Price: £7.48 How to Use:  To use, dampen a soft, lint-free cloth and gently rub the solution into the leather. Remove any excess so this isn't left on the leather.  How we tested it: we applied the cleaner and then used tea droplets to see how well the surface was protected from the 'spillage'.   Smell: 👎🏼 Texture: 👍🏼👍🏼 Easy of use: 👍🏼👍🏼 Effectiveness: 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 Best for: General maintenance of leather Our Verdict: This product gave the leather a really nice feel but, from our tea-test, didn't seem to create much of a barrier of resistance. This product would be good for general leather maintenance but not so much if you want to properly protect it.  

Fabric Magic Leather Cleaning Wipes

Description: leather cleaning wipes Category: Spot clean Price: £2.50 How to use: pull out of the packet and you're ready to go! How we tested it: we used tomato puree on the right of each of the leathers and dye transfer from jeans to the left.   Smell: 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Texture: 👍🏼👍🏼 Easy of use: 👍🏼👍🏼 Effectiveness: 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Best for: Food spillages  Our Verdict: This was by far the easiest cleaner to use, and they smelt great! The wipes didn’t remove the colour transfer so we don't recommend them for this. However, the wipes did remove most of the sauce. With the real leather, we were able to scrub a bit harder resulting in a deeper clean. If you have leather furniture then these wipes are a must-have for those quick spills and easy clean-ups. They're cheap too so even though we had to use a few to clean away the sauce, this wasn't an issue.  

Leather Upholstery Cleaning Kit 

Ink Solution (the smallest bottle of the three):

Description: cleaning solution Category: designed to remove ink Price: kit costs £14.99 How to Use: apply the solution to a damp cloth and dab the ink stain rather than rubbing. Do not apply the solution directly to the leather.  

Cleaning Solution (the spray):

Description: Cleaning spray Category: general leather cleaning Price: kit costs £14.99 How to Use: apply the solution to a damp cloth and wipe the leather in a gentle motion rather than rubbing.   How we tested them: we used a dye transfer from jeans on the right of each of the leathers and a biro pen on the left.  

Ink Solution:

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Cleaning Solution:

Smell: 👍🏼 Texture: 👍🏼👍🏼 Easy of use: 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Effectiveness: 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Best for: cleaning away dye transfers from jeans. Our Verdict: Easy to use, wiped away the colour transfer with minimal effort and pressure. Didn’t leave behind a mark. Best by far for removing a colour transfer from jeans.  

Renapur Leather Balm:

Description: Cleaning balm Category: Clean and protect Price: £12 How to Use: Apply to the leather sparingly using a dry sponge. How we tested it: we applied the balm and then used tea droplets to see how well the surface was protected from the 'spillage'.     Smell: 👎🏼👎🏼 Texture: 👎🏼 Easy of use: 👎🏼👎🏼 Effectiveness: 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 Best for: - Our Verdict: Tea rolled off both surfaces the same, seemed to have made little difference. Doesn't smell that nice and was quite hard to apply using the sponges provided. From our tests, we didn't feel like it made that much of a difference.   So there you have it. We've cleaned, wiped and scrubbed our way through these cleaners to help you find the best solutions for your leather. For more leather care and cleaning tips, make sure you take a look at our Real Leather Buying Guide.   

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Cleaning Guides, Materials
Our Top Tips on How to Properly Care for Faux Leather
September 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm 6
As we are big fans of faux leather here at Danetti, we thought we'd share our top tips on how to properly care for it with you! Not only is it soft, stylish and extremely durable, but with some useful tricks and tips you can help maintain the materials quality which will keep your furniture looking good for longer. Faux Leather is a big part of our product range, so we have first hand experience on how best to look after it. In this post, we’ll talk about the basics of faux leather to get a better understanding of how best to care for it. We’ll discuss a whole host of advice on caring for the material and the best means of protection from future wear and tear. Our 7 things to keep in mind when maintaining faux leather are located further down the page, but we recommend looking at the whole post to get a clearer understanding of the material and its qualities. Firstly, there are 2 main points to remember when dealing with Faux leather:
  1. It’s a non porous surface so most stains will sit on the top
  2. Don’t let it get too dry. If the material is allowed to get over dry then it can crack.
So, What is Faux Leather? All faux leathers are essentially a layer of synthetic material (a type of plastic) that’s embossed with a leather like grain and is backed with fabric. However, there are a range of different types and qualities – the most common being PVC (poly vinyl chloride), Polyurethane and Polyamide microfibre. There’s a huge variation on the market but we only use Polyurethanes, which we often refer to as PU. We prefer Polyurethanes as they are easier to care for and better for the environment than PVC. The reason this is relevant when looking after material is that although PU is more breathable than PVC, it is still classed as non-porous so marks will generally sit on the surface. That said, it is breathable so heat and moisture means that a stain can penetrate the material if the conditions are right (or wrong!) for you. Protection is key... Although leather and PU can look the same, in reality they are very different! Having said that, some of the principles of caring for leather can be applied to faux leather. A protective treatment is a great precaution but with a different effect: unlike with real leather, a protective treatment won’t penetrate and moisturise the faux leather, but rather will add a thin protective layer so that the surface is easier to clean. If marks are easier to clean to start with, there is less need for the harsher cleaners which will lead to drying - a big no no with faux leather. Here are some links to the products we have been told have been useful for the protection of faux leather (please note though that we don't endorse these products and can't be held responsible for the usage or results): http://www.leathercareandrepair.co.uk/faux_leather_help.php http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAUX-LEATHER-CARE-KIT-CLEANER-CONDITIONER-PROTECT-/260722348477 http://www.leathercareandrepair.co.uk/faux_leather_products.php   Do a regular very mild clean. Mild is the order of the day when cleaning faux leather as harsh detergents will cause drying. It’s a good idea to give the surface a regular once over to keep on top of general little marks that just build up with use. We recommend warm water with some washing up liquid and a non-abrasive cloth. Wring the cloth out so that it’s not dripping wet and wipe over. Follow up by drying off with a soft cloth such as a microfiber cloth. This stops general wear and tear and everyday marks from building up and making the surface look grubby.   7 things to keep in mind when maintaining faux leather...
  • Sunlight Direct sunlight can dry out faux leathers. If your dining table is in a sunny spot maybe try and rotate the chairs once a month so that the same ones are not fully in the mid day sun all the time.
  • Colour transference. Clothes that are indigo dyed (like jeans) or strong colours can transfer onto light colours. Be sure to give this a wipe as soon as you notice it, as it’s the kind of stain that will penetrate if left. A quick wipe down with a baby wipe after use should keep this at bay. It’s the kind of stain that only becomes obvious once it’s been there a while and by then it’s generally too late. The regular once over will also help this.
  • Test First Anything you put on your faux leather, try on a hidden part first just to check that there is no adverse reaction. Test it, let it dry and then try on the visible parts.
  • What product? When choosing a cleaning product, it’s best to ask yourself ‘would I put it on my skin / body’? If not, chances are it’s too harsh for your faux leather.
  • Never reach for the bleach Whatever the stain, don’t use bleach. Bleach is the most drying product you can put on faux leather and it will affect the structure of the fabric and it will become more susceptible to future marking. A small mark is probably easier to deal with and less noticeable than a bit patch that has been affected by bleach treatment. Even if it does remove the stain, that area is then more prone to cracking, plus the surface could be compromised such that future marks actually sink in more.
  • Soft Non abrasive cloths Never be tempted to rub / scrub the surface or use any kind of abrasive cloth or sponge.  Soft cloths and repeated circular motions is all you need. Scrubbing will crack the faux leather not remove the mark.
  • Clean after cleaning Whatever you use to clean a mark, whether it works or not, always give it a wipe afterward with mild detergent. The cleaners will do the job but they are not meant to be left on the surface for long periods of time.
Phew! that was a lot of information on faux leather. (is the word faux starting to sound strange to you too?!) So, to recap on what we’ve pinpointed: Treat faux leather like your skin – avoid it getting  it it too dry and don’t use anything too harsh like bleach.

Protecting the surface makes it easier and more effective to clean. Stains will sit on the top so protecting the surface will make cleaning an easier, less abrasive process.

Approach larger stains in parts. Patch clean one bit and then when you have a successful result, repeat on the other areas.

So there you have it, Danetti’s own run down of the best ways to care for and to protect faux leather. Reckon we’ve missed anything? or do you have your own remedy for cleaning that you're willing to share with the world! We’d love to hear some of your own hints and tips, including your opinions and experiences with faux leather furniture. Be sure to post your responses in the comments :)
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Colour, Dining Chairs
Get Fruity with Brightly Coloured Kitchen Dining Chairs
February 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm 1
Recently, we have started using a much more neutral colour palette in our homes, opting for soft grey, stone and pale white walls. So, it's great to see that as well as the more muted tones - we are slowly welcoming back brighter accent colours! If you are looking for a zingy splash of colour, then check out our latest dining chairs and start adding colour pops to your home! Eames Style Chair The Eames Style Chairs are available in a selection of fabulous soft colours like Taupe Grey, Cool Grey and White but we've introduced some other colours for those of you looking for something that will create a real impact in your home. Check out our Teal, Aqua and Mustard Yellow chairs! Eames Style Dining Chair            
senn

Senn colourful kitchen chairs £45 each

Senn Colourful Kitchen Chair Welcome to our latest arrival! The super kitsch Senn colourful kitchen chair has a really retro twist. The quirky design will add an injection of fun colour to your home! It's available in a range of 50's style brights, or if you want to be a little more reserved it is available in grey and white or grey and oak - but we think that a collection of mix and match colours will add eclectic designer style to your kitchen diner! Fern Dining Chair
Fern Dining Chair

Fern Dining Chair £38.00

The Fern range of kitchen dining chairs comes in six great colours, from the popping brightness of zingy Yellow, Zesty Lime, mouthwatering Grape Purple and the juiciness of Berry Red, to classic Black and modern White. The seat and back are all one piece, fabricated from laminated plywood, which makes the chair look streamlined and seamless.  The Fern chairs are for home use and add a contemporary, designer look to any dining area. Team them with a glass, wooden or lacquered dining table and you have instant style without breaking the bank! Argenta Coloured Faux Leather Dining Chair
Argenta Coloured Faux Leather Dining Chair

Argenta Coloured Faux Leather Dining Chair £76.00

The Argenta Coloured Faux Leather Dining Chair has stylish, chunky curves. The metal frame is well upholstered in a broad range of colours in high quality faux leather to produce an eye-catching and modern dining chair. The Argenta is also stackable making it very versatile and brilliant for small spaces as spare chairs can be stored safely when not in use. Available in fashionable modern White, Poppy Red, Putty Grey, Pistachio Green, Mulberry Purple and Ochre Yellow. Podo Plastic Coloured Dining Chair
Podo Plastic Coloured Dining Chairs

Podo Plastic Coloured Dining Chairs £64.00

This contemporary brightly coloured plastic dining chair is made from polypropylene and is available in many matt colours including red, orange, green and blue, as well as white and black. Buying a set of Podo plastic coloured dining chairs is a great idea if you want to modernise a tired looking kitchen, dining room or restaurant and those in the know about design are definitely going to appreciate seeing a set of these when they walk into a dining area!  Podo dining chairs look fabulous indoors but are also hardy enough to be used outdoors too, plus they're stackable!
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Dining Chairs, Product Reviews
Stylish, Modern Elise Dining Chair – Product of the Week
September 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm 0
The modern and stylish Elise Dining Chair certainly stands out from the crowd, with its curvy design and elegant, tapered chrome legs.
Elise Dining Chair

Elise Dining Chair £79.00

The beautiful backrest and seat is upholstered in luxurious but hard wearing faux leather. It is available in a choice of 8 fashionable colours: classic Black, warm Cream, rich Brown, Latte Beige, Poppy Red, Ruby Red, fashionable Putty Grey and modern White. The depth from the front of the seat to the backrest is 440mm which ensures the lightly padded seat is comfortable when you want to linger over dinner.  
Elise Dining Chair

Elise Dining Chair £79.00

The sleek, slender legs are finished in highly polished chrome which complements the faux leather seat perfectly. The legs are tapered creating extra interest and an elegant look. The Elise Dining Chair is an elegant addition to any dining area.   Here's what some of our customers have to say about the Elise Dining Chair:
  • Very strong heavy chairs much better than I thought they would be. By A Dimech from Hornchurch
  • Very comfortable with support for the lower back. By K Swinton from Kelso
  • Just to let you know the dining set has arrived safely - it is beautiful, just what we wanted. By S Davies from Preston
  • I am emailing to let you know how impressed I am with this company. My order was placed just before 6pm last night. Less than half an hour later I had a phone call to say the chairs would be delivered between 7 and 8 am today. About a 12 hour turn round! Just before 7am a van pulled up outside my house and by 7am the chairs were in my kitchen! I would like to mention a special thanks to Daniel Smith for his helpful advice. I am very pleased with the chairs he suggested. All in all I can't remember when I have been so impressed with a company's service before and I have certainly never emailed or written a testimonial before. Thanks Danetti. By D Wilson from Hemel Hempstead
  • Just writing to say we received our new dining chairs yesterday, all well packaged and delivered on time. They certainly look quite stunning around our dining table, particularly in the bright red. They are also very comfortable to sit on. Thank you for your excellent communication and quality products.  Many thanks. By C Harrison from Eastbourne
Elise Dining Chair

Elise Dining Chair £79.00

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Buying Guides
Thinking of Moving? How About Some New Modern Furniture?
August 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm 0
Planning to move house?  According to the latest news, mortgage lending was up by 29% last month compared to July last year, meaning that people in the UK are slowing gaining the confidence to step onto the property ladder rather than renting, or taking the plunge and moving up the property ladder. The Council for Mortgage Lenders say that total gross lending has increased from £14.8bn in June to £16.6bn in July. With this in mind, we have selected a collection of furniture that would look stunning if you are moving into a new home, and won't break the bank! Assi White and Grey Gloss and Argenta Extending Dining Set
Assi White and Grey Gloss and Argenta Extending Dining Set £679.00

Assi White and Grey Gloss and Argenta Extending Dining Set £679.00

The Assi White and Grey Gloss and Argenta Extending Dining Set is the height of fashion. When this stylish table is unextended, the table top is made from two White High Gloss panels but when pulled apart you reveal a funky Grey High Gloss extension leaf. The contrasting table top is slightly curved at both ends with chamfered edges to create a retro look. The supporting legs have a rectangular shape, slightly slanted and finished in trendy brushed metal. This dining table extends from 1600mm to over 2100mm, in order to seat up to 8 people - perfect when hosting house warming dinners. Completing this fashionable dining set, are the Argenta Coloured Faux Leather Dining Chairs. These bold dining chairs are available in White or Putty Grey Faux Leather. The chunky dining chair is fully upholstered in high quality faux leather, including the legs! These dining chairs are stackable, which helps maximise space but great when you need extra chairs for visiting guests. Teora Bar Stool
Teora Bar Stool £89.00

Teora Bar Stool £89.00

The Teora Bar Stool ticks all the right boxes as it offers great comfort and excellent value for money. This stylish, contemporary bar stool has a well proportioned wider seat and deeply padded seat and back rest creating additional comfort. The Teora is upholstered in durable but tactile faux leather in a choice of fashionable Putty Grey and gorgeous Ruby Red. Supporting the padded seat are stylish legs finished in polished chrome, making the Teora perfect for modern kitchens. Assi White and Grey Gloss Sideboard
Assi White and Grey Gloss Sideboard

Assi White and Grey Gloss Sideboard £396.00

The Assi White and Grey Gloss Sideboard looks fantastic with the matching extending dining table. The White High Gloss gives the room a light feel whilst the contrasting Grey Gloss adds a burst of colour to the simple Sideboard. It is the perfect storage solution for a modern home. It has two spacious cupboards that are perfect for storing crockery and three handy drawers that can be used to store cutlery. The soft close doors means that there are no handles, creating a slim line look. The Sideboard legs are slightly slanted and finished in trendy brushed metal, completing the retro look. Anglo Leather Corner Sofa
Anglo Leather Corner Sofa £2299.00

Anglo Leather Corner Sofa £2299.00

The Anglo Corner Sofa has fantastic style and lasting quality. Upholstered in soft, high quality genuine leather in a range of gorgeous colours. The Anglo Corner Sofa is available in Soft White, Antique Cream and Slate Grey real Leather. The seats have an elegant quilted design but the back and armrests are plain. The head rests and arm rests are adjustable to give total comfort. Supporting the comfortable, real leather sofa are squared loop legs which are finished in polished chrome. The sofa is easily connected together via a hook and slider system and the legs are attached with the screws supplied. The Anglo is available as right hand facing or left hand facing to suit your living room layout. Anglo Leather Foot Stool
Anglo Leather Foot Stool £349.00

Anglo Leather Foot Stool £349.00

The Anglo Foot Stool perfectly matches the Anglo Corner Sofa, completing the sophisticated look. It is upholstered in soft, luxurious Soft White genuine leather. This foot stool is perfect for resting your feet after a tiring day! The top of this stylish foot stool is quilted, matching the seats of the Anglo Corner Sofa. The deeply padded foot stool is mounted on sleek chrome lop legs, that have a curved shape underneath. Overall this foot stool is a useful but eye catching piece of furniture. Assi White Gloss Coffee Table 
Assi White Gloss Coffee Table

Assi White Gloss Coffee Table £89.00

The Assi White Gloss Coffee Table is part of the stylish and retro, exclusive Assi Range. It has a cool White Gloss Top which has a triangular pebble shape, chamfered edges and a slim profile. This means it is perfect for a modern living room. The funky White Gloss top is supported by three, brushed metal legs which are slightly angled to enhance the retro design of this fashionable White Gloss Coffee Table.
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Buying Guides
First-Time Buyers: Furniture Guide
August 21, 2013 at 11:11 am 0
According to the news, the UK housing market has been booming in recent months, due to the increase in first-time buyers entering the property market - up 30% on the 2012 figure. First-time buyers have been able to access lending and lending has hit is highest quarterly total since 2007. The Council of Mortgage Lenders said that 68,200 home purchases were made in the second quarter of 2013 by first-time buyers. In June last year the rate of first-time buyers in the property market was 38% but this year it has grown to 46%. Fern and Elise Kitchen Dining Set
Fern and Elise Kitchen Dining Set £247.00

Fern and Elise Kitchen Dining Set £247.00

The Fern White Gloss Kitchen Table is ideal for a small, modern kitchen and it will remain stylish for years to come.  It is made from sturdy MDF and has a sleek white high gloss surface that beautifully reflects the light, creating the illusion of spaciousness. This dining table is sturdy and durable, perfect for a busy lifestyle. Alongside the glossy table are the elegant Elise Dining Chairs. They are upholstered in hard wearing but soft faux leather in a choice of bold colours: Black, Putty Grey, Poppy Red, Ruby Red, Latte Beige, Brown and White. The padded seat is supported by slender legs that are finished in polished chrome and are stylishly tapered. Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool
Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool £119.00

Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool £119.00

The Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool completes the modern kitchen look. The Elise Bar stools represent great value for money but they do not compromise on quality. The stylish bar stool is upholstered in luxurious but durable faux leather in a choice of designer Black, cool White or rich Cream. The padded seat and back rest ensures this bar stool is comfortable. The chrome pedestal and flat round base is finished in shiny chrome with an additional gas lift mechanism to ensure this stool is suitable for all. Umbria White High Gloss Sideboard
Umbria White High Gloss Sideboard £539.00

Umbria White High Gloss Sideboard £539.00

The trendy Umbria White High Gloss Sideboard would add style and sophistication to your dining area. It is finished in fashionable White High Gloss which like the Fern Kitchen Table will remain stylish in the future. This contemporary storage solution has three drawers and two cupboards, providing plenty of space to store cutlery and crockery. The funky White Gloss Sideboard is supported by squared looped legs, that are finished in aluminium completing the stylish look. Davini Leather Corner Sofa
Davini Leather Corner Sofa

Davini Leather Corner Sofa £1999.00

The Davini Leather Corner Sofa is perfect for relaxing on after a hard day at work. It is upholstered in high quality, dense padding and soft genuine Leather. Adjustable headrests create additional comfort as they can be adjusted to support your head and neck. The leather seats are quilted by the back rests and arm rests are plain creating a luxurious look. It is available in classic Black, Antique Cream and Whisper Beige real leather. You can choose either a right hand facing chaise or a left hand facing chaise in order to suit your living room. The stylish legs have a squared loop shape and are finished in polished chrome, they are easily attached by the screws supplied. The sections of the sofa are connected via a hook and slider system. Luca White Gloss Nest of Tables
Luca White High Gloss Nest of Tables £119.00

Luca White High Gloss Nest of Tables £119.00

The Luca White Gloss Nest of Tables are a useful and versatile set of coffee tables. The smaller table fits neatly underneath the larger table to maximise space in your living room. It can be used as an end table, lamp table or a small coffee table, as it is such a versatile piece of furniture. The round shaped coffee tables are finished in high quality, White High Gloss which reflects the light beautifully. Luca White Gloss Coffee Table
Luca White Gloss Coffee Table £159.00

Luca White Gloss Coffee Table £159.00

Matching the Luca White Gloss Nest of Tables is the Luca White Gloss Coffee Table. The cool coffee table has a rounded, curvy shape that adds style to your living room. It has a smooth White High Gloss finish which enables the light to be reflected around the room. This glossy Coffee Table has a length of 1200mm, width of 600mm and height of 405mm. Petra TV Stand
Petra TV Unit £219.00

Petra TV Unit £219.00

The Petra TV Stand stands out from the crowd with its unusual and funky design. The polished pedestal and round base supports the lozenge shaped TV Unit. The funky shaped TV Unit is finished in sleek White High Gloss, completing the living rooms White glossy look. It has a grey tempered glass shelf, located in the middle of the unit providing space for Av equipment or storage. The Petra TV Unit has a maximum load of 35kg.                    
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Cleaning Guides, Materials
How To Care For…Different Types of Leather
August 19, 2013 at 11:51 am 0
There are many different types of leather that all have different properties and styles. We offer a wide range of furniture that is upholstered in gorgeous leather and faux leather. Take a look at our guide to looking after the different types of leather. Faux Leather
Lilly Faux Leather Dining Chair £89.00

Lilly Faux Leather Dining Chair £89.00

Faux Leather is made from synthetic materials meaning it is very durable - perfect for the domestic and commercial market. It has a similar look and feel to real leather but faux leather furniture is usually less expensive. Faux Leather can crack and split, especially if the furniture is placed in direct sunlight. All you will need to keep your faux leather furniture looking great is a bucket of warm soapy water and a soft cloth to wash your faux leather with, ensuring you clean small areas at a time. You then use a dry cloth to wipe the washed areas, and you can also use a faux leather cleaner to remove specific spots. It is important to apply a protective gel to ensure the Faux Leather does not dry out. Regenerated Leather
Quad Regenerated Leather Bar Stool £94.00

Quad Regenerated Leather Bar Stool £94.00

Regenerated Leather has a completely smooth texture. This finish is produced when the leather goes through a manufacturing process that compresses the fibres. It is a popular choice for commercial markets as it is very hard wearing and strong, and a less expensive alternative to genuine leather. You must wipe down the regenerated leather furniture surface every two weeks with a damp, clean cloth and this will remove dirt that collects, but also be sure to dust the crevices and creases either with a vacuum cleaner or dry cloth. It is important to clean spills whenever they occur, firstly blotting the spillage and then carefully wiping it with a damp cloth. You must not use soap or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the leather. You can also apply a leather conditioner twice a year. Aniline Leather Aniline Leather is the most natural and tactile looking leather as its unique surface has the animal hide characteristics showing. As it is very soft and has been dyed, without a pigmented surface coating, it can easily soak in stains and get dirty. You must dust the Aniline Leather furniture weekly with a soft cloth or vacuum cleaner. If you stain the furniture use a damp cloth to dab off any excess and do not use household cleaning products. An Aniline Leather Protection cream can be applied to protect against staining and scratching but you must read the instructions and test it before using. Semi-Aniline Leather
Davini Semi Aniline Leather Corner Sofa

Davini Semi Aniline Leather Corner Sofa £1999.00

Semi-Aniline is similar is Aniline Leather as the natural animal hide is still visible but it has a small amount of pigment in the surface coating or clear finish so shade variation can occur. This clear coating gives the soft leather extra protection and increased wearability. You must ensure that you dust the semi-aniline leather on a weekly basis and a damp cloth with a mild soapy solution can be used to remove dirt. If you spill something, use a damp cloth to dab off any excess but do not use household cleaning products. If you choose to a use a semi-aniline protection cream to add extra protection, you must read the instructions and test it before use. Soft Split Leather 
Candess Split Leather Bar Stool £386.00

Candess Split Leather Bar Stool £386.00

Split Leather refers to a piece of leather that has been split from the skin of the hide and depending on the thickness it can be separated into multiple layers. Because it has been split, the Leather is fragile so must be treated to make it hard wearing and durable. It can be designed to have a pattern embossed or buffed to create suede. Regularly you must wipe the split leather furniture with a damp cloth, starting from the top and moving downwards. You must then let it air dry and then buff it with a cloth that has been dampened by a leather cleaner. Any split leather that resembles suede must be cleaned with suede cleaner and a brush which is perfect for removing spots or stains. Generally it is important to keep all split leather furniture out of direct sunlight and heat and avoid using all purpose cleaners.        
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Dining Inspiration, Dining Sets
An Extending Dining Set – Perfect for Sunday Lunch!
August 13, 2013 at 10:04 am 0
Take a look at our fantastic range of stylishly modern Dining Sets - there is one to suit everyone!  If you have a young growing family, or just enjoy having friends and family over for Sunday Lunch, then take a look at our wide range of Extending Dining Sets.  We have lots to choose from and they are very flexible. If Wills and Kate were hosting a Sunday Lunch we think they would choose The Curva White Gloss Extending Dining Set.
Eton Mess

Eton Mess

And what would Wills prepare to serve Kate and their guests? We think their menu might look like this: Starter: Garlic and Jersey Royal Soup Main: Roast Beef with all the Trimmings Dessert: Eton Mess Coffee and Cheese Board
Curva White Gloss Extending Dining Set

Curva White Gloss Extending Dining Set £975.00

The Curva Round White Gloss Extending Dining Set is ideal for the future King and Queen. It has a sleek round White Gloss Table Top that can easily be cleaned, useful when you have a newborn like Wills and Kate. It extends with a 400mm wide extension leaf, making it an oval shaped, perfect for a growing family or visiting friends. When extended the table top measures 1600mm in length and 740mm in height - perfect for a high chair. The matching White Gloss extension leaf is stored separately. The glossy white table top is supported by a matching gloss pedestal which has a funky polished steel trim on each side with a matching polished steel base.
Curva White Gloss Extending Dining Set

Curva White Gloss Extending Dining Set £975.00

The Curva Dining Chairs have an elegant curved back, making them as comfortable as a throne. The well padded seat is upholstered in soft and luxurious faux leather, available in designer Black or classic White. The Curva legs are finished in shiny chrome and have an elegant tapered design which ensures this dining set stands out from the crowd. What would you serve, if you were hosting a Royal Sunday Lunch?  
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Dining Sets, Ideas and Inspiration
A Dining Set To Suit Your Lifestyle
August 12, 2013 at 11:18 am 0
We offer a fantastic range of Dining Sets that vary in style, finish and size ensuring there is a table and chairs dining set to suit everyone. Naro and Elise 2 Seater Dining Set
Naro and Elise 2 Seater Dining Set

Naro and Elise 2 Seater Dining Set £247.00

This contemporary Dining Set is perfect for a smaller dining space. It would also look fantastic in a trendy, modern home. The small Naro Table has a round clear glass table top. It is supported by a sleek round chrome base which complements the glass perfectly. Paired with the 2 Seater Naro Table are the slimline Elise Dining Chairs. They are upholstered in luxurious faux leather in a choice of colours.   Zack Glass and Tori 2 Seater Dining Set
Zack Glass and Tori 2 Seater Dining Set

Zack Glass and Tori 2 Seater Dining Set £269.00

The Zack Table has a funky glass table top, that has been certified to the BS6206 which ensures strength and durability. The cool glass table top is supported by trendy chrome legs that make this table stand out from the crowd. It has useful table feet that protect your floor but are also adjustable. The Zack Table is complemented by the Tori Dining Chairs. They are upholstered in high quality faux leather in either: Black or White. The slim chrome legs support the curvy and comfortable seat. This Dining Set would be perfect for your kitchen - can't you just imagine eating breakfast here? Fern 4 or 6 Seater Dining Set
Fern 4 or 6 Seater Dining Set

Fern 4 or 6 Seater Dining Set £339.00

The bright Fern 6 Seater is finished in funky White High Gloss and has a simple design. The White Gloss is practical, therefore this table is perfect for a family home. The high quality lacquered finish provides a hard wearing finish, which is perfect for a busy lifestyle. The Fern Chairs are available in six bold colours that will brighten up your home. The laminated plywood seat and back are all one piece creating a seamless look. Angola White Gloss and Argenta Dining Chairs
Angola White Gloss and Argenta Dining Set

Angola White Gloss and Argenta Dining Set £509.00

The Angola White Gloss Dining Table is finished in stylish White Gloss which is complemented perfectly by the Brushed Steel legs. This dining table comfortably seats up to six people. Paired with the Argenta Dining Chairs, it is a trendy Dining Set. The metal frames are upholstered in high quality faux leather in a selection of bright colours. The Argenta Dining Chairs are stackable and versatile, which means you can store them easily or add extra chairs when guests arrive. Tiva Glass and Gliss Large Dining Set 
Tiva Glass and Gliss Large Dining Set

Tiva Glass and Gliss Large Dining Set £639.00

The Tiva Chrome and Glass Dining Table has a sleek clear glass table top that is 12mm thick. The funky glass table top is supported by square chrome legs which match the chrome legs of the Gliss Chairs perfectly. This dining table seats up to 6 people comfortably. The Gliss Dining Chairs have a retro design. The bold trendy seats are available in a range of colours, suitable for all tastes. This Dining Set would look beautiful in a conservatory. Assi White Gloss and Moda Extending Dining Set
Assi White Gloss and Moda Extending Dining Set

Assi White Gloss and Moda Extending Dining Set £695.00

This Dining Set will wow your friends! The Assi Dining Table has a White High Gloss Table top which is curvy with chamfered edges. When it is extended it will seat up to 8 people meaning it is perfect for hosting dinner parties. With brushed metal legs it creates a retro look. The designer Moda Dining Chairs complete this modern dining set. They are upholstered in Black, White or Grey Faux leather which is quilted to create a luxurious look. The elegant brushed steel legs match the dining table perfectly. With this Dining set, you will at the envy of all your friends. Fern and Curva Extending Dining Set
Fern and Curva Extending Dining Set

Fern and Curva Extending Dining Set £749.00

The Fern Dining Table is finished in fashionable White High Gloss which has two extension leafs. When this dining table is not extended it seats up to 4 people, with one extension leaf it seats up to 8 people and with both extension leafs it seats up to 12 people! Therefore this dining table is great for a large family home. Accompanying this large dining table are the Curva Dining Chairs, which are exclusive to Danetti. They have trendy curved backrests that offer comfort along with the padded seat. It is upholstered in soft faux leather in either Black or White. The tapered chrome legs contrasts the curvy seat perfectly.                  
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Dining, Dining Sets
Modern Dining Set For The Perfect Celebrity Dinner Party
August 6, 2013 at 8:18 am 0

Imagine you’ve won a competition to have dinner cooked for you and your friends by a celebrity chef of your choice.  What would be on the menu?  And of course make sure you are sitting comfortably on one of our fantastic Dining Sets.

This is what we would love for Jamie Oliver to cook for us:

Best Marinated Fish Kebabs

Best Marinated Fish Kebabs as a starter

Starter: Best Marinated Fish Kebabs

Main:  Golden Chicken, Braised Greens and Potato Gratin

Dessert:  Individual Hazelnut and Chocolate Clafoutis

Coffee and Chocolate Surprise Truffles

Meanwhile, you could sit back and relax and enjoy watching the delicious food being prepared by Jamie.

Assi Walnut and Moda Extending Dining Table

Assi Walnut and Moda Extending Dining Table £715.00

The Assi Walnut and Moda Extending Dining Set is perfect for hosting Dinner Parties. The Assi Walnut Extending Dining Table has a warm, walnut top which has a curved shape and chamfered edges. This stylish dining table extends from 1625mm to 2130mm which will comfortably seat up to 8 people. When extended, the grain of the extension leaf runs in the opposite direction to the table top, creating a stylish and unique feature. When the integral extension leaf is not in use it can be neatly stored underneath the table top.

Assi Walnut and Moda Extendind Dining Table

Assi Walnut and Moda Extending Dining Table £715.00

The Moda Dining Chairs complement the Walnut Veneer of this extending dining table perfectly. They are elegant and stylish with high quality comfortable padded seats and backrests. They are upholstered in classic Black, warm Cream, modern White, trendy Grey or rich Brown faux leather. The back is quilted creating a luxurious look and extra comfort. The slender brushed steel legs match the Assi Walnut Extending Table perfectly.

Which celebrity chef, menu and dining set would you choose?

   
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