FAQ's

METAL

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SOLID BRASS: Our solid brass is a natural material that contains raw metals which overtime can patina and age. This is part of its organic ageing process and is not considered a flaw or imperfection.

NICKEL PLATED BRASS: The raw material used for this finish is solid brass. It has a semi-matt nickel plated finish. They have a solid, heavy hand just like the original brass pieces.

MATT POWDER COAT IRON (BLUSH & BLACK): Made from iron metal and powder-coated numerous times to achieve a smooth, solid and consistent finish.

*A majority of the Century range is crafted by hand, therefore subtle human variation may occur in the finish (plating), size and shape.

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SOLID BRASS: 

Step 1)
First & foremost...make sure you’ve purchased real brass! It’s hard to tell if what you’ve purchased is actually brass or not. The easiest way to check is to grab a magnet and see if it attaches to the object. If it DOES then it’s NOT brass but some other element.
Step 2)
Mix equal parts of flour, lemon juice or white vinegar and baking powder (enough to cover the surface area you are cleaning).
Step 3)
Create a paste.
Step 4)
Apply paste with a soft brush or paper towel and leave it for 10mins or so.
Step 5) 
Rinse under water, dry and buff.

*** For stubborn marks or stains apply Brasso and buff with soft microfibre cloth

*** For extreme marks or scratches use a scotch-brite pad. Lightly buff in circular motions on vases, trays and coasters.

NICKEL PLATED BRASS: buff out finger prints and water spots with a dry, soft, clean cloth. Do not apply any harsh abrasive cleaning agents.

POWDER COAT IRON: wipe down surface with a soft, clean, damp cloth. Do not apply any harsh abrasive cleaning agents. Due to the nature of a matt surface or finish, some markings and scratches may be visible.

 

M A R B L E 

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Our marble range consists of genuine natural stone. Each piece will vary slightly in vein pattern, colour & tone. You may also notice slight imperfections such as pitting and fissuring, cracks and chips. All these natural characteristics add to the unique beauty of your marble piece...no single piece will ever be the same as another.

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To ensure your marble piece/s last a lifetime, take care that surfaces are not left wet, submerged in water, or cleaned with harsh abrasives. Simply wipe the surface down with a soft, damp cloth. Be aware that food & liquids containing oils, acids and strong pigments can cause some slight marking or discolouration over time. Avoid contact with sharp objects where possible and always handle your marble with care to avoid breakage.