Wood needs care, consideration and maintenance if it is to retain its distinctive character and character.
Especially untreated wood is delicate and should therefore be regularly cleaned and treated. Solid wood furniture is not recommended to be placed in direct sunlight, near heat sources or in rooms where the climate fluctuates a lot. This is because tensions can then arise in glued connections and in furniture boards which can result in these cracking.
CLEANING OF VARIOUS SURFACES
Untreated wood: Wash with water and soap. Use a scouring pad on stains that do not come off with soapy water. Always cut in the lengthwise direction of the tree. Rinse off all soap and dry well at the end. Do not place tablecloths or place objects on the table until the surface is completely dry.
Lacquered and painted wooden surfaces: Have a strong, smooth and usually water-repellent surface under normal use and cleaning. Clean with a slightly damp cloth. Solvents should not be used.
Waxed wooden surfaces: Hard wax can almost be compared to lacquered surfaces, while the soft waxes can be compared in quality to oiled surfaces. The surface is easy to care for but not particularly resistant. Clean carefully with a slightly damp cloth and should be treated according to the descriptions given by the manufacturer and supplier.
Oiled wooden furniture: Has a slightly oilier surface that is more susceptible to dirt and liquids than other treated surfaces. Therefore, these must be washed and treated often. Cleaned with care and should be treated with furniture oils as recommended by the manufacturer and furniture dealer. Do not place tablecloths or place objects on the table until the surface is completely dry.
POWDER COATED SURFACES (STEEL, MDF, ETC.)
The surface can be made somewhat differently, depending on how the customer wants it. Powder-coated surfaces can be described as strong against wear. Cleaning is carried out with a slightly damp cloth. Stain removal is done with all-purpose cleaner and in some cases white spirit.
Steel surfaces: As a general rule, a soft cloth is used for daily cleaning. To protect the surface and simplify cleaning, you can apply a thin layer of wax with added silicone.
Plastic surfaces: Plastics have different properties depending on the areas of use they are intended to cover. Cleaning is best done with a cloth dampened in lukewarm water with small amounts of synthetic detergent added. For stain removal, a stronger dosage of detergent is used (see also supplier/manufacturer's instructions).
Furniture with mounting hardware: The indoor climate varies with the seasons. It is driest in late winter when we fire and most humid in autumn. The wood is hygroscopic - it absorbs and emits moisture depending on the climate, and shrinks and swells as the climate changes. This means that furniture that is put together with mounting hardware can become somewhat loose in dry periods. Therefore, go over the mounting brackets and tighten them if necessary.