Living Design Furniture products come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement, refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
WARRANTY TERMS FOR IMPORTED LOUNGES AND RECLINERS
12 Months Manufacturer's Warranty on – Material, Fabrics, Synthetic & Leather
12 Months Manufacturer's Warranty on – Electrics, Motor Parts
3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Frame
WARRANTY TERMS FOR AUSTRALIAN MADE LOUNGE
12 Months Manufacturer's Warranty on – Material, Fabrics, Synthetic & Leather
5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Frame
5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Foam
WARRANTY TERMS FOR TIMBER AND STONE FURNITURE
12 Months Limited Warranty on Timber and Stone Furniture
WARRANTY TERMS FOR MATTRESSES
5-15 Year Limited Warranty dependent on Manufacturer and Supplier
Exclusions (subject to the Australian Consumer Law)
To the maximum extent permitted by law, and subject to the Australian Consumer Law, Living Design Furniture is not liable, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), under any statute or otherwise, for or in respect of:
1. normal wear and tear (refer to the Caring for Your Furniture below). In this regard, please note that the following may occur as a result of natural and normal usage:
(a) leathers and fabrics will fade and crease;
(b) foam and fillings will soften and form the shape of the user over time;
(c) depending on the covering and the degree of use, the covering materials, cushion fillings and suspension may need to be replaced periodically at the purchaser’s expense;
(d) scars, marks and differing pore density and colour are natural characteristics of leather.
2. damage caused by spills such as acid, solvents, dyes or other corrosive materials, ink, paint, or bodily fluids;
3. damage caused by improper use, cleaning, negligence, treatment of the product with chemicals, exposing the product to the sun, extreme heat or bright light such as lamps, or otherwise caused by your acts and/or omissions; or
4. the cost of transporting the Product to and/or from the specified place of repair or replacement.
5. The warranty against defects is not transferable. It is limited to the original purchaser specified in the original Sales Order at the original delivery address. The warranty against defects only applies to products that are used for normal domestic purposes and excludes products used for commercial purposes.
How to claim a warranty against defects
To claim under these warranties against defect , the Purchaser:
1. must cease using the product immediately after the defect appears; and
2. must notify Living Design Furniture within 7 calendar days after the defect appears;
3. provide us a copy of the original Sales Order or tax invoice.
4. To make a claim, you can email us by sending us the copy of original tax invoice and providing photographic evidence of the fault
5. Once a claim has been lodged with our service department, we will assess your claim, and respond within 10 business days.
6. The Purchaser must bear the expense of making the claim, and the cost of all freight, house calls, labours and other items.
CARING FOR YOUR FURNITURE
Keep your Leather and Fabric products out of Direct Sunlight. As with any product, prolonged exposure of furniture to direct sunlight will harm it. Direct exposure to Sunlight will cause the leather to dry out and fade in colour and crack
FABRIC / MATERIAL UPHOLSTERED
Please ensure that your furniture is used as it was intended. Do not sit on arms of lounges, and do not pivot on the back legs of chairs.
If a thread becomes loose on the fabric, simply cut it off. Do not pull it. Dust is best removed using your vacuum cleaner with the appropriate soft attachment. Avoid harsh brushing and sharp objects (rings, buckles, toys) as it will cause snagging of threads. Do not allow cats and dogs to walk on fabric upholstered furniture. As many fabrics differ in properties, it is best to follow the unique care and cleaning instructions labelled on your fabric furniture.
LEATHER / SYNTHETIC UPHOLSTERED
Important things to Avoid
1) If you are removing any protective wrapping, do not use any sharp tools which could damage the leather or other upholstered covering.
2) If you move you lounge, do not lift or drag it by the cushions which are sewn into the frame. The correct way to move it is by lifting the sofa, at each end, from the base.
3) Please do not sit on the armrests and backrests. They are not designed for seating and could potentially damage the frame.
4) Do no expose any part of the lounge to direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to direct or intense sunlight may cause leather to fade as well as excessive drying and cracking.
5) Ensure that every edge or part of the lounge is placed at least 50cm away from any heat source, including electric or gas leathers.
6) Never use solvents, abrasives, shoe or saddlery care products. Only ever use industry recommended leather care products suitable for the type of leather.
Normal Wear and Regular Usage
1) Softening of padding and cushions will occur over time. This will cause light creasing,
wrinkling and slight stretching of the leather which is considered to be normal wear,
enhancing the look and feel of leather.
2) Softening of seat cushions over time is completely normally and is not considered a defect
in any way. Sitting on one particular seat most of the time will cause that seat to soften more
than the others. For an even wear, alternate your choice of seat regularly.
Regular Care and Cleaning
1) Never use a vacuum cleaner on your leather lounge.
2) Apply a leather conditioner regularly as this will keep the leather from drying out and developing cracks and peeling.
3) Wipe down with a clean soft dry cotton cloth regularly as this will remove dust from the leather and keep it looking its best.
4) Clean any spills immediately with a soft dry cloth.
5) Leather should never be cleaned by prolonged soaking in soap or water as this can damage the leather even more than the initial stain you are trying to remove.
6) Never use any cleaning products that are not designed for Leather.
LACQUERED, PAINTED AND RAW TIMBER FINISHES
Please ensure that your furniture is used as it was intended. Do not sit or stand on table tops and do not pivot on the back legs of chairs.
Natural timber and veneer finishes will show distinctive variations and markings in timber nail holes, timber knots, bleeding, patches and colour variations which are evidence of being produced from genuine timber materials. Cracking may also occur due to changing environmental conditions. These are common and are not considered a fault. Always use protective heat coverings to protect against hot objects. A tablecloth is not sufficient. Always use coasters when placing glasses, bottles or cups on the surface. Regularly clean surface by wiping with a nonabrasive, damp soft cloth. Never close an extension table with sticky or acidic material on the surface.
Mattresses typically last many years, but a few simple procedures can add years to their lives and improve your sleep comfort as well.
Ensure you take extra good care of your mattress and following the tips below will ensure you get the best out your mattress.
Note: Mattresses with Pillow Top should only be turned around not flipped!
Rotate your mattress. Most people tend to sleep in the same spot on their mattress every night. This can lead to uneven wear on the coil springs that provide support. To minimise this wear and to maximise comfort, manufacturers recommend that you turn your mattress every two weeks in the first three months after purchase. After that, turn it every two months. To turn a mattress, rotate it head to foot and then flip it over. Further disperse wear patterns by rotating or flipping only on occasion.
Use a high quality, washable mattress protector to keep your mattress free from stains.
Clean stains with mild detergent or soap and a clean cotton cloth dampened with cold water. Do not use volatile chemical removers, as they can degrade the mattress fabric and underlying materials.
Do not allow your children (or adults!) to jump on your bed. Roughhousing can damage your mattress and avoid where possible animals sleeping in your bed.
Vacuum – The easiest way to tackle dust is to use the upholstery tool on your vacuum cleaner to go over the top and sides of the mattress and as much of the box spring as you can access. Press firmly on the tool to draw out dust beneath the fabric’s surface. Then use the crevice tool to get into the quilting, along the edge welting, and where any pillow top is attached. If you have a garment steamer, go over the mattress with the steamer before you vacuum to help kill and remove dust mites lurking near the surface.
Kill odors – For any telltale odors, spray the mattress and box spring with a recommended disinfectant spray which is safe to use on fabric.
MARBLE, TAVERTINE & STONE FINISHES
Marble, Stone and Travertine are natural materials. Each piece is unique in markings and patterns and colour variation. Always use protective heat coverings to protect against hot objects. A tablecloth is not sufficient.
Always use coasters when placing glasses, bottles or cups on the surface. Any liquid spills should be wiped clean immediately. Remove dirt and dust by wiping with a warm, damp cloth.