Owner´s Manual

1. Furniture usage

. After furniture installation, leave them without any weight for approximately 24 hours. This is the time required for complete bonding of the products.
*Only drawers still use glue in the Dell Anno modular system.
. Areas around the sink, oven, and baseboards are more susceptible to moisture and deserve special attention.
. Immediately dry any spilled liquid on the furniture.
. Fully and carefully open the doors of your furniture. During handling, avoid slamming them or leaving them partially open, as this may cause collisions with drawers, potentially damaging the surface coating of the pieces.
. Direct sunlight should not shine directly on the furniture, as it can alter its characteristics, causing them to turn yellowish and affecting their durability.
We suggest using blinds, curtains, or films.
. When moving objects above the furniture for cleaning, lift them and do not drag, as this can cause scratches on the furniture coating.
. Do not place excessive weight on the furniture and never lean on the doors, as this can cause warping, misalignment, or breakage.
. Do not lean on the drawers to reach higher areas. Pay attention to children, as they often use open drawers as a “ladder” to climb onto countertops.
. Do not lay damp or wet towels over the furniture doors. Over time, moisture can cause permanent damage.
. Do not place pots, pans, baking sheets, and other heated utensils directly on the countertops, as this can cause damage. Always use supports or trivets to place hot objects on the countertops.
. Areas with frequent friction, for example, mouse use, can accelerate product wear; in these cases, the use of protectors is recommended.Do not use box cutters or other objects with blades or sharp edges to make cuts on countertops. The coatings can be scratched or permanently damaged.
. Avoid contact with paint (pens in general) on the coatings of cabinets and countertops, as they can cause stains. Use pen holders and dividers to store these
. Always keep the furniture free from moisture. Use silicone sealants to seal the joints of countertops and sinks with the wall covering. Periodically check the
installations to prevent leaks.


2. Weight

.Check the maximum supported weight (without damaging the furniture) for each internal shelf of upper and lower modules:

3. Cleaning and Maintenance

Always use a clean, soft cloth slightly dampened with warm water (just enough to capture the dust), drying immediately afterward. For more stubborn stains, use a clean cloth dampened with neutral (non-alkaline) soap and water. After cleaning, completely dry with a soft cloth.
The accumulation of dust, grease, or moisture over time can alter the characteristics of the product. Therefore, do not forget to clean the furniture regularly!

Be careful with sharp materials, as they can scratch the furniture.
Products like vinegar, salt, and lemon can cause damage to the furniture over time.
Be careful!

High Gloss Paint (Color Shine)

For cleaning and maintenance, use a damp cloth. For drying, use a dry cloth, but remember to avoid excessive friction. It is also advisable to use a small amount of silicone-based wax (e.g., automotive wax). This wax not only cleans but also provides a renewed appearance and a protective layer. Apply a small amount of wax with the help of a cloth, and then polish with a wool cloth to give it the proper shine. This process should only be done on doors with High Gloss Paint (Color Shine), and should be repeated every 90 days.

Satin/Matte Paint (Satin Color)
Only use water and neutral detergent directly on an appropriate cloth. After cleaning, thoroughly
dry with a dry cloth, always avoiding excessive friction.
Excessive exposure to sunlight can cause changes in the furniture’s color tone and dry out the paint.
Avoid it!

For cleaning, use water and neutral detergent directly on an appropriate cloth or paper towel.

Only use a soft cloth dampened with water. Then, dry completely.

Use a soft cloth or soft-bristled brush to remove dust.
In regions with salt air, this process should be done every 30 days. Products like salt, lemon, and vinegar can accelerate the oxidation process of metal accessories.

The accumulation of dust, grease, or moisture on the hinges and slides can impair their proper functioning and/or cause oxidation (rust).
Cleaning should be done every 60 days. Use a cloth dampened with neutral detergent and water. After cleaning, dry completely with a dry cloth. To enhance the shine and durability of the product, use silicone-based wax. For chrome wire products, this cleaning process should be done every 30 days.

In regions with salty air, this process should be done every 30 days. Products like salt, lemon, and vinegar can accelerate the oxidation process of metal accessories.

Use mild soap and warm water. Rinse to remove residues and use a clean, soft cloth to dry.
Stainless Steel and Enameled Pieces
Stainless steel and enameled pieces should be cleaned with a lightly dampened cloth and mild soap or with degreasers (as long as they do not contain chlorine or its derivatives).

Special products developed for the cleaning and maintenance of these stainless steel and enameled materials can be used.

For cleaning, use a clean, soft, dry, and lint-free cloth. For heavy cleaning, dampen the cloth with water and mild soap, then dry the surface immediately afterward.

Coated items may experience color changes when exposed directly to sunlight and/or artificial light, especially darker-colored coatings.

Contact with dark clothing, such as jeans, can permanently stain the coating.

Synthetic Leather
For cleaning, use a clean, soft, dry cloth. In case of occasional dirt, immediately remove the excess with absorbent paper or a clean cloth, then, without rubbing, dampen a cloth in water and mild soap. Let it dry naturally in the shade.

Do not use steam equipment or products containing alcohol, bleach, chlorine, or abrasives. Do not perform industrial washing or waterproofing.

Woven Fabric
Use a soft-bristled brush or brush. In case of occasional dirt, immediately remove the excess with absorbent paper or a clean cloth, then, without rubbing, dampen a cloth in water and mild soap. Do not concentrate the cleaning only on the stained area to avoid damaging the fibers, do not remove the pigment from colored fabrics, and do not mark. Let it dry naturally in the shade.

Do not use steam equipment or products with alcohol, bleach, chlorine, or abrasives.
Do not perform industrial washing or waterproofing.

4. Raw Material

Furniture made of MDF and MDP are shipped from the factory without any kind of fungi, termites, or pests in general. The wood panels are subjected to  equipment that uses high temperatures (approximately 200°C) and pressure in their manufacturing process, ensuring the absence of any type of pest in the product.

However, being wood derivatives, they can be attacked if they come into contact with products, materials, or locations that are already infested.
In case of a history of termites or any other pests, we recommend identifying the source and subsequently fumigating/de-termite treating the area before installing the furniture (respecting the isolation period of the environment before beginning the installation). We also recommend biannual fumigation.

Regarding the proliferation of fungi, the condition of the environment is a determining factor. Since the fungi that cause mold/mildew are present in the atmospheric air, which is their main dispersion route, they settle in environments that provide favorable conditions for their proliferation. When mold/mildew occurs on furniture, it is necessary to first remove the contamination to prevent the fungi from spreading to other furniture or areas of the house. Periodic cleaning and controlling the environmental conditions are essential to avoid new infestations.

Replacing termite-infested pieces is an action that does not eliminate the causes.
Since it is a raw material that absorbs moisture, it should not be exposed to excessive water.

5. Sustainability

In the industry, environmental preservation is reflected in the adoption of sustainable practices at all stages of the production process.
. The raw material comes from certified forestry plantations, either owned or third-party, or acquired from controlled sources.
. Unicasa’s furniture packaging is made up of 95% recyclable material.
. The water reuse rate reaches 100% through effluent treatment and rainwater harvesting, which are both used as fire reserves and in the bathrooms throughout the company.
. The residue generated in effluent treatment is destined for a company in the neighboring city of Veranópolis, which produces organic fertilizers.
. The co-products generated in the production process – such as sawdust, wood, plastic, and cardboard – are reused by other sectors of the economy. Other non-recyclable waste is sent for blending and co-processing, a high-tech process that does not harm the environment and does not leave environmental liabilities for the company.
. In the energy sector, diesel oil has been replaced by LPG, and the company has translucent tiles that allow natural light into the factory, reducing the consumption of artificial lighting. In 2020, Unicasa used 255,820 kg of circular plastic packaging, produced from recycled raw materials, sustainable practices, and wind energy, resulting in various environmental and social benefits. Data from the Circularity Certificate:

6. General Observations

In the daily use of furniture, some situations should be avoided in order to prolong the product’s lifespan.
Be mindful when choosing cleaning products. Always check their chemical composition to identify compatibility with the materials of the furniture and accessories. If you have any questions not covered in this manual, please contact the retailer where the products were purchased or our Customer Relationship Center (CRC) available Monday to Friday, except holidays, from 9 am to 5 pm, by phone at 0800 721 4104 or visit the section on the website www.dellanno.com.