Timber is wonderfully versatile however, being a natural material, it can take some care to look after it correctly.
Some things to avoid:
- Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
May darken timber over time.
- Close proximity to heat sources (fire place, electric heater, central heating vents).
Uneven heating can encourage timber to warp.
- Harsh cleaning products and abrasive cleaning pads.
Can damage or scratch the finish.
- Direct contact of hot pots, pans, cups and mugs to the timber.
This will result in damage to the timber surfaces.
- Dragging or pushing furniture around
Can cause joints to loosen.
- Ball point pens, ceramic mugs
Can leave marks on soft wood species such as pine
- Prolonged exposure to moisture (Don’t get to close with that mop)
Some good habits:
- Clean furniture with a soft wet cloth and then wipe dry following the grain
- Always use coasters or placemats underneath items such as hot or cold drinks or plates.
- Always insure there is sufficient padding when writing on top of a timber surface.
- Get a friend to help move your piece of furniture, lift and place, avoid dragging.
- Wipe up any spills with a soft cloth as soon as possible
If your furniture becomes damaged or is not living up to your expectations, please get in touch with us, we stand by our products and want to see them last. Contact us here