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Quality Craftsmanship

Deloufleur Decor & Designs is proud to offer high quality furniture made with the best craftmanship. Not only is our furniture high quality and made with the best available leathers, woods, finished, metal furnishing, but also from the teams who oversee the design, production and servicing of the materials.

From hand crafting padding and varnishing, to strong joints, solid lumber, and in depth attention to detail, Deloufleur can’t wait to help you choose the most high quality furniture for your space.

Product Care & Cleaning

Leather
Vacuum or wipe with a cloth regularly to remove dust. Clean with a damp cloth and mild soap and water or a soft leather cleaner. Blot all spills immediately with a clean, dry cloth. Do not rub. Do not use abrasive or corrosive cleaners as they will damage the leather. Avoid direct sunlight.

Fabric
To prevent overall soiling, frequent vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic, soft bristle brush to remove dust and grime is recommended. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove spilled material. Evenly clean the entire panel in a seam to seam fashion. Do not clean just the spots or stains.

Wood
We recommend using a hot pad or a coaster with your wood surfaces. Dry any spills immediately and polish the surface, otherwise liquid may seep through the lacquer and cause irreparable damage. Your solid wood furniture is a natural product and may expand and contract due to varying temperature conditions. Remove ordinary household dust with a soft, clean cloth, wiping with the grain. If using a furniture dusting-aid product, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions on the product.

Financing & Delivery

Deloufleur Decor & Designs is thrilled to offer free delivery in a 50 mile radius of our Carterville, Illinois location! We also offer interest-free financing options. Take home the furniture of your dreams today!

Furniture Safety and Health

PREVENTING FURNITURE TIP-OVER HAZARDS

Deloufleur Decor & Designs strives to offer the safest home furnishings brands in the world. We take extra precautions with our furniture to inhibit tip-over hazards by following ASTM standard Safety Specifications. ASTM is a global leader in the development of voluntary consensus standards, and its furniture stability standard is intended to reduce injury and death from furniture tip over. Specifically, it covers drawer chests, cabinets, armoires, dressers and bureaus 27 inches high or taller.

Any parent knows that children can do some of the most unexpected things with even the most fragile of household items, even when in the same room and in clear sight of the parents. Children’s treatment of furniture is no different. In fact, there is plenty of data showing injury to children, who have done some of the most unexpected things. It is for this reason that Hooker Furniture equips applicable furniture with a tip restraint. Our company STRONGLY recommends that these restraints be used. These Tip Restraints are also recommended in the ASTM standard on Tip Over and by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC reports that, on average, one child dies every two weeks when a television or piece of furniture falls on them. Such accidents prompted the Consumer Product Safety Commission to start their “Anchor It” Campaign. Consumers can go to this Anchor it website at anchorit. gov to learn more information.

FORMALDEHYDE SAFETY

Formaldehyde is a naturally-occurring organic compound. Many years ago, glues with higher levels of formaldehyde were used in the production of furniture, but this has changed. A law enacted in 2009 by the California Air Resource Board (CARB) was very influential in the reduction of formaldehyde in furnishings. Hooker Furniture is completely in compliance with CARB Phase 2. This “Phase 2” represents a newer, lower emission standard for formaldehyde. Look for the CARB label on all of our furnishings, showing our compliance with the lowest emission standards for formaldehyde.

WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF STRONG ODORS IN NEW FURNITURE?

There are many causes of strong smell in new furniture. Following the CARB standards significantly reduced formaldehyde. However, other chemicals in varnishes and finishes may also have a strong odor for a short time. Just because there is an odor, this does not mean there are any chemicals in the furniture finish that you should worry about. If you experience some of the off gassing from the finishes, then you can ventilate your room by opening up windows or by using a central air system or something similar.

LEAD SAFETY

Deloufleur does not use lead in our finishes. Our finishes are supplied from large, experienced and reputable companies that also certify their products for not including lead. Our brands have also invested large amounts into several lead testing guns. These lead guns are one of the methods we use to verify the absence of any problem levels of lead.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FLAME RETARDANTS

Have you ever seen that label on your furniture that has a statement similar to: “Under Penalty of Law, This Tag Not to be Removed?” This label is a way states monitor upholstery manufacturers to ensure certain law licenses have been renewed. Besides collecting fees, some states have additional regulations.

For example, California has been concerned with the flammability of upholstery. In 1975, California created a standard called TB117 that required the use of flame retardant chemicals in upholstery foam. Because of research that indicated these flame retardant chemicals could contribute to certain health problems, this law was changed in 2013, and took effect on January 1, 2015.

The new law called, TB117-2013, no longer requires the use of flame retardants. There is a great deal of acceptance of this new law, such as CPSC Commissioner Mohorovic proposal that their agency adopt California’s Technical Bulletin 117-2013. 2 After this new law was passed, our suppliers stopped adding flame retardants to their materials. We began utilizing the flame-retardant-free materials as soon as they were available. As of 2015, all Hooker Furniture Upholstery, Bradington-Young, and Sam Moore residential furnishing are exclusively being manufactured with flame retardant free materials