Material & Care Guide

In order for your new furniture piece to last as long as possible, we collected a guide on the materials we use to produce our products, and how to care for them. Following these instructions is an assurance that the appearance and quality of your items will be maintained after repeated use and cleaning. The maintenance of our materials is both easy and efficient for long term use.To achieve optimal results, we recommend dusting and cleaning the product regularly. If not stated otherwise all pieces are for indoor use. 
Marble


Marble is a timeless material that if cared for properly can last many lifetimes. Moreover, it can be restored quite easily in comparison to other materials. The marble we use for our pieces at FRAMA is individually sourced from Portugal.

MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
This should be done daily with a soft cloth wrung out in clean water. Avoid using acidic cleaners or any type of harsh chemicals on the surface. There are various treatments for marble furniture, including wax, oil, and soap flake polishes, depending on desired finish. Below is one recommended treatment.


TREATMENT
1. Clean the surface using a clean cloth dampened with warm water.

2. Once the surface is dry, apply Vaseline oil to a clean soft cloth or sponge.

3. Rub the oil into the marble, treating the entire surface.

4. Let the oil soak for about two hours, then remove any excess oil with a soft clean dry cloth.

5. Rub the surface with a marble sealant, treating the entire surface of the furniture piece evenly.

6. Leave the sealant for two to four hours, or as the bottle instructions indicate.


PLEASE NOTE: Natural materials will come with peculiarities and develop a characteristic patina over time.

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Leather


Leather is a highly durable material which looks better with age. Furthermore it is odor resistant and very easy to clean. If scratches arise, they can easily be buffered out to keep the material smooth and healthy looking.


MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
The care of natural leather furniture preserves its value and ensures long-term use. Non-treated natural leather is highly absorbent as it has no protective coating, and therefore a darkened patina appears over time. Natural leather starts as a light tan/pink color and patinates to a dark amber hue. All collection pieces are for indoor use. In order to clean natural leather by wiping the surface with a soft cloth or dry, soft brush only.


TREATMENT
The treatment of leather is simple. Treat the surface with a leather cleaner and wipe the entire piece from edge to edge. This process may darken the furniture even after drying. One of the best aspects of natural leather furniture is developing a patina to a soft amber or honey tone over time. The material will evolve by absorbing oils from daily contact with your skin.

PLEASE NOTE: Natural materials will come with peculiarities and develop a characteristic patina over time. New leather products will change color rapidly once in use.

Wood


Wood is a timeless and durable material intended for long-term use across a wide range of our design products. Wood grain found on each piece is unique and varies, making your FRAMA product unique to you and only you. Our producers hand-select each plank of wood.

MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
Daily cleaning can be achieved with a soft cloth wrung out in clean water. Avoid using cleaners containing any type of chemicals on the furniture. Cleaning with a dry, soft cloth removes dust and smudges while giving a soft shine to the wood surface. To remove stickiness or light soil, wipe with a damp cloth. Follow up by rubbing with a dry cloth immediately. Test in an inconspicuous spot beforehand so as not to damage the furniture, and never leave a damp cloth sitting on the surface. If the surface is scratched it is possible to sand it down lightly and apply natural furniture stain afterward.


PLEASE NOTE: Natural materials will come with peculiarities and develop a characteristic patina over time.

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Aluminum


Aluminum is a lightweight material characterized by its malleability, durability, and high strength to weight ratio. In our FRAMA collections, we use untreated aluminum to showcase the material’s natural qualities. This can often result in natural imperfections on its surface, making each piece unique. Moreover it is sustainable as it can be recycled indefinitely. 

MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
Please use plain water or a mild soap/detergent. After cleaning the aluminum should be washed thoroughly and dried with a soft cloth to prevent streaking. Special care should be taken to remove any traces of cleaner from edges and rivets.

PLEASE NOTE: Natural materials will come with peculiarities and develop a characteristic patina over time. 

Steel


Steel is a solid, silver metal which is very robust and offers maximum strength and durability. Our FRAMA collections feature stainless steel comprised of steel and chromium. It is extremely resistant to corrosion, rust, and stains which makes it a perfect material to withstand the elements. 

MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
Stainless steel must be kept clean for a long material life. For routine cleaning, ph-neutral soap and water is sufficient when applied with a sponge or cloth. This is likely to be needed only 1-2 times a year, as this material is quite resistant to oxidation and retention of residue. After cleaning, the stainless steel should be washed thoroughly and dried with a soft cloth in the direction of the grain to prevent streaking. Some of the metals in the Frama collection are left untreated to allow for a natural patina to develop over time. 

PLEASE NOTE: Natural materials will come with peculiarities and develop a characteristic patina over time.

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Cork


Cork is a natural, water-repellent and easy to clean material, which is malleable and hard-wearing. The cork we use at FRAMA is pleasant to the touch, exudes a comforting scent and boasts heat and sound insulating properties.

MAINTENANCE & CLEANING 

In its natural form, cork is very absorbent, making it susceptible to water damage from spills. Therefore, spills should be wiped up immediately. Daily cleaning is done with a soft cloth using a ph-balanced wood or cork cleaning agent diluted in water. Avoid ammonia-based or harsh abrasive chemical cleaners. To remove stickiness or light soil, wipe with a damp cloth. Follow up by rubbing with a dry cloth immediately. Test in an inconspicuous spot before you do this because you do not want to damage the furniture, and never leave a damp cloth sitting on the surface.

PLEASE NOTE: Natural materials will come with peculiarities and develop a characteristic patina over time.

Glass


Glass is an inorganic solid material. Furthermore it is transparent, pressure and heat resistant. Glasses optical properties are not affected by aging. FRAMA’s glassware is designed to take traditional dining elements and reinvent them with an organic approach. 

MAINTENANCE & CLEANING

Glasses can go in the dishwasher. Our glassware should not be used for beverages hotter than 70 degrees.

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Stoneware


Stoneware is a type of non-porous ceramic which has been fired at high temperatures. It is characterized by its durability. Moreover, stone made ceramics are thicker and more opaque than porcelain. Each of  FRAMA’s ceramics is crafted and glazed by hand, making it unique.

MAINTENANCE & CLEANING 

Establishing a cleaning routine for your stoneware items from day one is very important. They also are dishwasher safe up to 70 °C. To achieve optimal results, we recommend avoiding harsh detergents that are citrus-based as they could remove any gloss or lacquer. Additionally, renounce from using metal pads to clean your stoneware but opt for gentle nylon pads instead. 

PLEASE NOTE: Be aware that stoneware is sensitive to rapid temperature changes. Always make sure your stoneware is brought to room temperature before cleaning, otherwise cracks and chipping might occur. 

Terrazzo 


A composite material of marble chippings set into cement, terrazzo originated in 16th-century Italy as a way to reuse stone offcuts. Other elements which the material consists of include chips of quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable materials.


MAINTENANCE & CLEANING

Cleaning your terrazzo furniture with a damp cloth is sufficient in order to maintain it. Natural cleansing agents should be used as harsh chemical cleansers and sealers can damage the structure of the material. After cleaning, rinse the cleansing solution from the surface by wiping or mopping. Rinse with ample clean water. It is important to keep the floor wet during this entire cleaning process so the dirt and cleaning residue does not dry on the surface.

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Terry Cotton


Our towels are made from organic and Oeko-Tex certified terry cotton mixed with either linen or hemp. Our heavy towels are soft, thick and highly absorbent. All of our towels are made from natural fibers which are free from harmful chemicals.

MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
Due to the fibres special nature, your towel will become softer and more absorbent over time when it is cared for according to the instructions. Make sure to clean the fabric as gently as possible. When machine washing, do not wash above 30º degrees. Avoid using fabric softeners or conditioners as these products may create a coating overtime, compromising the absorbency of your towel. Iron at low temperature and restrain from tumble drying on high settings. Certain skincare ingredients may cause permanent bleach stains on your towels. Self tanners may cause persistent dark stains. If bleaching becomes necessary, only use non-chlorine bleach. Furthermore please restrain from dry cleaning your towels in order to prolong their lifecycle as much as possible. 

Candle Care


When lighting the candle for the first time, we recommend letting it burn for several hours, allowing the entire surface to become fluid. This will ensure a long and even burn time in the future. Avoid exposing the candle to the wind. To limit excess smoke, use a candle snuffer when putting out the candle, holding the snuffer over the flame for 5 -10 seconds. Allow the candle to cool fully before covering it with a lid, moving, or handling. Cover your candle with the accompanying wooden lid after each use to prevent dust from gathering. Before each burn, time the candle wick and wipe off any excess wax residue on the candle walls.

 

1. Let the candle burn for multiple hours for the first use
2. Trim the candle-wick
3. Use a candle snuffer
4. Clean remaining wax away from inner candle walls 
5. Put lid on after each use

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