At Table Pads Custom, we offer the best extension leaf pads, as well as other types of table pads in the industry. Although all of our products are high-quality and proven to stand the test of time, you can still help them out by taking great care of and cleaning them regularly.
Make Sure You’re Cleaning Right
The key to cleaning your extension leaf pads and other table pads is to not use anything abrasive. Simply use a clean dishrag soaked in warm water to wipe down the surface after use. If something has dried overnight, you can get rid of the substance with a mild solution of dishwashing liquid. You should never use any harsh cleaners or any type of vinyl cleaner or shining product. These products contain chemicals that may react with other chemicals in the table top pad and disintegrate the finish.
Don’t Forget the Bottom
You pretty much never want to touch the bottom of your table pads. To make sure that it stays clean, simply dry dust under the table with a dry, soft flannel rag. Also, try not to slide the pad onto your table when it’s incredibly dusty or recently polished. The back of the pad can be affected by the chemicals from the table polish and start to disintegrate. If you tend to leave your dining table pads on the surface for extended periods of time, you’ll also want to make sure you take them off for a day every couple of weeks to let the finish breathe and to prevent moisture from building up that could damage the pad or the table itself.
Storage is Important
One of the easiest ways to extend the life of your extension leaf pads is to simply store them properly. The best places to store table pad covers are in their original shipping boxes or in special pad storage bags, which we offer here at Table Pads Customs. You need to make sure that the pads are stored flat, whether standing up propped between two objects or on the floor. It’s also very important to store the pads in an area where temperature and humidity are stable. Extreme temperatures can damage protective table pads. So never store them in hot attics, moist garages, boiler rooms or garages.