Product Care & Maintenance

At Copper & Tweed, we sell high-end furniture that are made from the highest quality materials. In order to maintain that quality and prolong the life of your furniture, we advise that you follow the care and maintenance guidelines provided by our manufacturers below:

Four Hands Furniture 

Performance Fabric

Performance fabrics' innovative solution works by surrounding each durable fiber in order to deter spills and resist stains. When accidents happen, which we all know they will, clean up is simple and worry free when treated immediately. For lighter spills, blot using a damp towel. For tougher messes, mix mild soap and water and clean with a towel. 

Top-Grain Leather

The rich color and feel of premium leather bring sophistication to any room. An array of markings in top-grain leather make a piece special. Natural imperfections can darken or lighten depending on the color, to dramatic effect, highlighting the unique movement and character of each individual hide. Buff regularly with a clean, dry cloth. Do not use oils or leather cleaner and avoid ammonia or other harsh cleaning products. Address spills immediately by wiping with a damp, soft cloth. Avoid harsh, direct sunlight and avoid direct contact between sharp objects and the leather.

Metals 

The naturally elegant luster of metals brings trend-forward sophistication to streamlined styles, ushering edge, interest and warmth to any space it graces. Address spills immediately by wiping with a dry, soft cloth. Dust regularly with a soft, damp cloth, followed by a dry one. Avoid use of cleaning products with acid, vinegar, lemon, and ammonia, as abrasive ingredients can damage surface. Metal surfaces are not scratch or heat-resistant and may scuff or stain without proper care. 

Marble & Natural Stone 

Quarried directly from the earth, marble and natural stone vary in veining, texture, and color. Whether polished, sandblasted or hand-carved, each is valued for its unique pattern and natural beauty. Spills on your marble and natural stone should be addressed immediately with a dry, soft cloth. Natural stone is a porous material, and although it has been sealed, spills should be blotted promptly to minimize staining. Use a soft, slightly damp cloth to dust or spot-clean as needed and wipe dry. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, chemical solvents, strong detergents, furniture polish, and cleaners with bleach. Use trivets, coasters, placemats, and adhesive felt pads to help prevent scratches. 

Lava Stone

Made entirely from natural composites, lavastone is uniquely crafted from a mix of raw lava dust and a dune sand-based resin binder. A texturally porous material that can absorb moisture, lava stone surfaces are hand-polished and specially sealed with a protective polyurethane wax coating, for use indoors or out. Read more about care here

Industrial Concrete

Rich in character and dramatically beautiful, concrete pieces add a sophisticated, urban edge to any environment. To care for your concrete pieces, regularly dust with a dry, soft cloth. Do not use furniture polish or ammonia-based cleaning products. Read more about care here

Reclaimed Woods 

Each piece is hand-crafted from reclaimed and recycled woods with unique characteristics. Natural splits and knots, weathering and wear from years of exposure, and mars left from previous use create a rich palette of rustic textures and colors. The one-of-a-kind character of reclaimed wood is thoughtfully preserved in each design. Crafted with classic joinery, each piece is hand-finished in sophisticated neutral tones to enhance natural patinas as well as protect surfaces for everyday use. Read more about care here

Yukas 

Natural plantation yukas deliver innate warmth to minimalist styling. Characterized by the alluring union of organic graining with mid-century forms, each piece is finished in ashy espresso tones and accentuated with slender legs of bronzed iron. Like many looks that deliver large doses of visual drama, proper care should be administered during assembly, and continued for long-term product maintenance. Read more about care here

Outdoor Furniture

Materials from shaped concrete to cast aluminum, wicker, natural teak, and braided wire extend modern style to any space. These standout materials and finishes mix and match effortlessly, bringing an eclectic, organic feel to spaces both indoors and out. To care for your outdoor furniture, cover or store indoors during inclement weather and when not in use to prolong the lifetime of your furniture. Use a proper outdoor cover (not included with furniture) that allows for adequate ventilation without trapping moisture. Do not leave uncovered in direct sunlight and dust regularly with a clean, dry cloth. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners or other chemicals. Sunbrella high-performance cushion covers are made of 100% solution dyed acrylic fabric and an open cell foam designed specifically for outdoor usage. Seat covers fade resistant and easily cleaned with soap and water. 

Care for your Outdoor Cushion Covering

Iron fabric on lowest heat setting to release wrinkles that may form while in packaging. Machine wash on gentle cycle and then tumble dry on low heat, spot-cleaning any visible markings by hand before machine washing. Do not over-dry. Dry cleaning is not recommended for Olefin-based fabrics. To prolong life of fabric, we recommend removing outdoor cushions from direct sunlight and other elements when not in use. 

Eucalyptus

A smart, stylish solution for outdoor furniture, eucalyptus is a durable, time-tested material that reveals a natural patina over time. When exposed to the elements, eucalyptus develops an attractive silvery-grey hue, which speaks to the material's organic nature and does not affect its integrity. Hairline cracking and joint expansion are to be expected in all eucalyptus furniture. Aging timelines are dependent upon weather variables, climate and exposure. Read more about care here.

Teak

A smart, stylish solution for outdoor furniture, teak is a durable, time-tested material that revelas a natural patina over time. When exposed to the elements, teak develops an attractive silvery-grey hue, which speaks to the material's organic nature and does not affect its integrity. Hairline cracking, peeling and joint expansion is to be expected in all teak furniture. Aging timelines are dependent upon weather variables, climate and exposure. Read more about care here.

Essentials for Living 

Performance Fabric

LiveSmart performance fabric is moisture repellent, stain resistant, easily cleaned, contains no harmful chemicals, and requires no after-market treatments. LiveSmart fabrics are produced exclusively with low denier performance yarns that are encapsulated with a stain and moisture repellent finish. Spills bead up on the surface of the fabric instead of penetrating into the cushion. With their unsurpassed cleanability, LiveSmart fabrics let you relax. LiveSmart by Culp is an array of coordinated fabrics and colors that are designed to look as good as they perform. LiveSmart fabrics are not only soft to the touch but are also completely breathable. 

All spills should be treated promptly for best results and ease of removal. Most spills can be cleaned by gently lifting the spill with a paper towel, or a clean, dry, absorbent cloth. The use of a paper towel, or clean, dry, absorbent cloth alone may not completely remove the spill. Read more about care and further treatment here.

Concrete

The concrete from our District Collection is a fiber-reinforced material comprised of granite stone powder, cement, natural jute fibers and water. Like any natural material, such as wood or stone, concrete is a porous material. The surface is coated with a wax sealer that will provide protection against staining. Expect the wear of the product to contribute to its uniqueness. To ensure the lasting beauty of the concrete surface, it is recommended to use a placemat or coaster to protect it from hot objects. To prevent scratches, do not place or drag sharp or coarse objects across the surface. Use felt pads on the bottom of objects that will remain on the surface of the product for long periods, especially natural stone materials or items containing moisture. Avoid putting painter’s tape or other adhesives directly on the surface. It is recommended to reapply the wax seal periodically to keep the surface protected against stains. Wax once within 2 months of installation of the product and every 3 to 6 months thereafter, depending on the use and location. If the product is placed outside, wax it well before Winter, ensuring that it is covered and raised off the ground. Outdoor items should not be left outside in extreme weather such as freezing temperatures, snow and ice. The recommended product is any commercially available stone floor wax with a paraffin base. 

Clean the concrete surface using mild soap and water. Do not use cleaning products that contain acetone or denatured alcohol. Do not use harsh abrasives, bleach-based or ammoniated cleansers. Avoid using natural cleansers, which are often citrus based, as the cleaning agent is typically highly acidic and can damage natural materials. Read more about care here.

Faux Shagreen

The Faux Shagreen finish from our Traditions Collection is a resin-based material and is meant for indoor use only. This material is created by pouring a liquid resin mixture into a mold to recreate the look and feel of real Stingray skin. This process produces an unavoidable variance in color and texture. The mold used creates panels which are then adhered to each piece of furniture resulting in the characteristic seaming. Because this is done by hand, varying degrees of seam visibility are to be expected. Protect your Faux Shagreen furniture by keeping it out of direct sunlight. Use coasters or trivets to protect the surface from direct heat and liquids. Use felt pads if placing objects directly onto Faux Shagreen to avoid scratching. Do not use heavy force when placing objects directly onto Faux Shagreen – this will help avoid unnecessary cracking. 
Light cleaning should be performed regularly with a damp, clean cloth. Follow by drying with a soft, dry cloth. If a spill occurs, do not let liquid stand for prolonged periods of time. This will help to avoid warping or staining of the material. Read more about care here.