Skip to main content

Maximizing the lifetime of your furniture is essential to ensure that your investment gives back year after year. At Civic Australia, we take great care in handcrafting our products with the highest quality materials.

To help you maintain your furniture in the best possible way, we have created this care guide that provides useful tips on how to protect and clean your furniture, keeping it in excellent condition for many years to come.

Timber, fabric, and vinyl are some of the most common materials used in furniture manufacturing. To keep your furniture in excellent condition, here are some tips for each material:


  • Protect from damp conditions, direct sunlight and heating units.
  • Provide coasters & place mats to protect from spills and scratches. Do not leave spills to sit on surfaces.
  • Use a well wrung out damp cotton or microfiber cloth to remove dust and dirt.
  • Dust regularly.
  • Do not store furniture in spaces where temperature and humidity levels vary widely.


  • Protect from direct sunlight & damp conditions.
  • Vacuum regularly.
  • Clean excess spills immediately using a soft brush or sponge.
  • Wash fabric face with either plain water, mild soap solution, powder enzyme detergent (radiant) or upholstery shampoo.
  • Only use water-based cleaning products.
  • Crypton Care can be used (available from Materialised).
  • Do not use solvent-based cleaners.
  • Ensure all cleaning products are removed completely from fabric as residue tends to mask repellency properties.
  • Test a hidden area first.


  • Protect from damp conditions, direct sunlight and heating units.
  • Attend to spills immediately.
  • Wipe vinyl with a clean, soft cloth, dampened with a mild solution of liquid detergent and warm water. Repeat using only clean water, then dry with a lint-free cloth.
  • Vacuum regularly to avoid dust build-up.
  • Avoid using wax polishes, solvents, or concentrated abrasives. Do not use ammonia or bleach.

Civic Australia understands the importance of quality furniture that lasts. With proper care, your furniture can continue to provide comfort and style for years to come. Follow these simple tips to maximize the lifetime of your furniture and ensure that your investment pays off year after year.


If you’re looking for high-quality furniture that will stand the test of time, browse our range today. And if you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always here to help.

Browse Our Range >
Contact Us >

In education it’s not only essential to have outstanding educators but also learning spaces. Now we need specialised learning environments to encourage and develop communication and collaboration between young people, to enable them to not only learn better but also to prepare them for tomorrow’s workforce.

Brian GrimesA.B. Paterson College

The team at Civic Australia brought our vision for a modern and engaging student breakout space to life in a way that far exceeded our expectations. Their expertise in design and project management was evident from start to finish, and we appreciated their dedication to Australian manufacturing. We would highly recommend their services to anyone in need of a skilled and reliable team.

Alan DawsonRichard Johnson Anglican School

Every team that came in whether the painting or joinery team were very professional and worked within the given timeline. Almost everything in the library is moveable which was done on purpose so that it’s very flexible in the different spaces.

Michelle BourneOur Lady Star of the Sea