Don't be mistaken: it's a living thing!
It is essential to realise that wood is a natural material with its own characteristics.
Variations in wood grain, colour, knots and other naturally occurring characteristics are inherent to solid wood. We believe that these imperfections will only contribute to the charm of your table. As wood is a natural product, it will react to influences from its environment.
We want you to know this: it is perfectly possible and perfectly normal that your table changes over time. Because wood is a living product, you should however take in mind some precautions to ensure it will last as long as it is meant to do.
Our oak furniture is either oiled or varnished. Depending on the finish, you’ll need to consider other recommendations for the maintenance of your table.
How to maintain your oiled oak table?
Our oak tables have a pigmented oil finish which forms a natural coating, repelling most common substances and fluids. Nevertheless, it’s no foolproof guarantee against stains. We recommend removing any spilling immediately to prevent staining.
- For daily care: Use a moist towel or sponge with a mild solution of water and natural, non-aggressive soap. Make sure your towel or sponge is not too wet!
- For a quick facelift: When the wood starts to feel dry or is stained, we recommend using an oil or liquid wax cleaner for periodic maintenance of wooden floors. Do not use this product daily. Oil and liquid wax cleaner are no guarantee against stains, but they often do the trick and it surely doesn’t hurt to try!
- For stubborn stains & repairs: Through time and depending on wear, the original hardwax coating on the furniture may need to be renewed. Make sure the surface is clean and dry. Then sand the furniture using extra fine sand paper (minimum 320 grit) and work in the direction of the wood grain. Next, apply a new hardwax oil. These products can be purchased at a flooring specialist.
How to maintain your varnished oak table?
Our varnished tables are finished with a high performance, water-based, polyurethane lacquer for the protection of the wood and has an excellent chemical and mechanical resistance.
Regular cleaning with a mild solution of water and natural soap will do the trick!
Please do not sand varnished furniture, as this will damage the protective layer and will thus affect the water and dirt resistance of your furniture.