The type of furniture that you have in your office can be a surprisingly important factor in determining your workers' productivity. However, nice office furniture can be remarkably expensive, and to lower costs, it is vital for individuals to take the best care possible of their office furniture. Sadly, some business owners or managers may not fully understand what is needed to ensure the office furniture is properly maintained. 

Avoid Using Harsh Cleaners On The Furniture's Laminate

Wiping off the desk at the end of the day can be one of the most effective ways of ensuring that it looks great for many years to come. However, if the desk has a laminated surface, it is important to avoid using harsh chemical cleaners when wiping it down. These cleaners have the ability to strip away the laminate finish, and this can cause the wood of the desk to start to degrade more rapidly. 

More precisely, you should avoid using any cleaners that contain bleach or ammonia. Unfortunately, this can include the majority of cleaning agents that are sold at your local convenience store. When this is the case, you can use a cleaning solution that is composed of white vinegar, baking soda and water. This mixture will remove most stains from the laminate, but it will not degrade this protective layer. 

Disinfect Any Upholstery

While ensuring that any hard surfaces in your office are clean is an important task, some people make the mistake of overlooking the upholstery. Upholstery has the potential for accumulating a shocking amount of bacteria and germs over the course of time.

To help mitigate the threat of disease or infection, you should always make it a point to disinfect the upholstery whenever you are cleaning the work area. By spraying an aerosol disinfectant over the upholstery, you can eliminate the majority of germs that are on the surface of the fabric, but this will not be particularly effective against germs that are deep within the fabric. 

For these germs, you will need to use a steam cleaner. These devices are able to inject superheated steam into the fabric, and this will help sterilize it. Unfortunately, this type of cleaning is rather intensive, but it will only need to be done once or twice a year. 

Keeping your office furniture in good condition is essential for ensuring your work area creates a productive and professional environment for both your workers and clients. However, if you are unsure of the steps needed to properly care for this type of furniture, following these simple tips will help you avoid some common furniture cleaning mistakes. (For more information on office furniture, contact Desks, Inc.)