Tips for Maintaining Office chairs
Tighten screws and bolts every six months. A little maintenance goes a long way and it’s easy to remember — three words: daylight savings time.
A lot of chairs have arm rests. They are designed as a place to rest your arms, not to withstand a lot of pressure or weight. Leaning on chair arms to lever yourself in or out of your chair can break them.
Make sure the arms are at the right height or if you have arm rests that are not movable make sure you don’t get too close to your desk – bumping into a wood desk can create unsightly damage to both the desk and the chair arms.
Tips for Maintaining Desks
Whether your desk surface is wood veneer, laminate, or metal, you’ll have to clean and dust it to keep it looking good. For all desks, regardless of surface, use a dry cloth for dusting, and a damp cloth (mild soap is okay) for cleaning.
Be sure to check with the manufacturer before using any harsh chemicals. Stains and finish can be ruined in seconds and can be difficult or impossible to repair.
In addition to the basics, wood veneer desks can handle mild cleaners, like wood oil soap. Spray dusting and cleaning products can leave streaks or damage the finish.
Laminate finishes vary in how they are manufactured and how they are applied to the desk surfaces. Some of them can tolerate an ammonia-based spray window or multi-surface cleaner, but others cannot, so it’s important to read the care instructions included with your desk, ask the manufacturer, or stick with a cloth dampened with water only.
Steel or painted metal are best cared for with simple dusting and mild soap.
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