How Your Bed Affects Your Sleep

On average, we spend around a third of our lives asleep, and we require a fair amount comfort and support to make this possible. A mattress that is old or cheap will not provide you with the necessary support required to prevent any aches and pains, nor will it provide the comfort required to improve the overall quality of your sleep, so it may be time for you to invest in a bed that will give you a great night’s sleep every single night.

According to the Sleep Census, 46% of people wake up in the night due to an uncomfortable bed. This means that nearly half of all people in the 5 countries that were surveyed are not getting a good night’s sleep due to something as fundamental as their bed. People with good quality sleep see many benefits, such as improved mental performance, sped-up weight loss and reduced stress levels. They are also able to fight off illness better and will have improved relationships with friends, family and co-workers. (more…)

How to Repair Scratched Pine and Oak Furniture

Whilst pine and oak are both strong woods that make for excellently sturdy and durable furniture, daily wear and tear can put them at risk of surface damage. It’s known that caring for your furniture will prolong its life and keep its appearance looking clean and fresh, but whilst we do what we can, scratches do happen. However, there are a number of ways in which surface damage can be repaired, allowing you to restore your furniture to its former brilliance.

Minor Scratch Furniture Repairs

Luckily, repairing minor scratches is straightforward. You can easily reduce the appearance of a scratch by using your regular treatment wax and buffing it with a soft cloth. Alternatively, you could try rubbing the flesh of a walnut, pecan, or brazil nut over the scratch. This will instantly minimise the appearance of the raw scratch as the oils darken the wood so that it matches the rest of the furniture. You will need to use the warmth of your finger to rub the surface in order to help the oil sink in. (more…)

How to Care for Pine and Oak Furniture

When you invest in furniture, you need to know that it will withstand the test of time with its strength and durability. Pine and oak furniture can easily handle everyday life, but there are ways in which you can ensure you get the longest possible life out of your purchase, and to keep it looking new. Here are a list of do’s and don’ts to remember when it comes to caring for you pine and oak furniture:

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Clean Regularly with Natural Products

Much of our furniture is finished with a protective clear lacquer, this just needs a regular dust and occasional natural polish. If a spill should occur, wipe with a damp cloth then dry quickly with a dry cloth.

Some wooden furniture is finished with wax as it protects the grain of the wood and conditions the surface, preventing cracking. Items should be re-waxed every 6-12 months.

Danish Oil is another great product for protecting and conditioning your wooden furniture.

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Sealy Beds team up with Olympian

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At Exmouth Bed & Pine Centre we stock a large range of Sealy Beds and mattresses.  We have supplied Sealy Beds for over 20 years, they are a great brand, well made, technically advanced, and super comfy.  It was nice to see the following article in Furniture news:

Bed brand Sealy UK has teamed up with former British Jamaican and Olympic champion, Linford Christie OBE, to help aid his intense coaching programme of the GB athletics team through high quality sleep.

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Welcome to Our New Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website, blog and Facebook Page!

We’ve been busy, and have been adding a large number of our products into this new mobile-friendly online shop, so you can browse images and specifications and then buy online (or phone/visit us if you prefer instead). You can browse by item category or by range, if you’re looking for something to go with your existing furniture and want it to match. If there’s anything you can’t find, or if you have any problems with the new site, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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