A little maintenance and care goes a long way in keeping your furniture in pristine condition
Your table has been treated with a hardwax oil finish, which is a blend of both solid waxes and oil, hard wax oils. This finish is extremely tough and offers a more durable finish than wax or oil alone.
Hardwax oils are engineered to provide a durable surface that is soft to the touch and enhances the natural beauty of the wood. Unlike a plastic finish like varnish and lacquer, hardwax oils will not crack, peel or blister. In order for your table to keep looking its best some basic care requirements are shared for your consideration.
Avoid excessive exposure to steam and heat, as this can also cause unsightly marks and can damage the hard-wax oil coating. Always use cork coasters and protection under any hot items.
To clean your table, wipe with a slightly damp cloth. You may use a bit of natural soap diluted in water. Once cleaned, wipe with a dry cloth to ensure no moisture is left. Your furniture will not stain immediately, however spills left for a prolonged periods can leave ring marks or stains. It is best to wipe spills as soon as possible. I recommend using coasters and placemats to prolong the life span of the finish.
I recommend that your piece does not sit directly in the sunlight for too long, as light can cause changes in color and/or warping and cracking. In addition, the UV rays will breakdown the efficacy of the finish.
In cleaning the wood top, it is important that non-abrasive, solvent-free neutral PH cleaning products only are used. Harsh chemicals and any solvent or ammonia based cleaners will damage the surface. Avoid the use of strong detergents, glass cleaners, and silicone based products. For general cleaning, dust furniture regularly with a soft, damp cloth and dry with a soft, dry clean cloth. A microfiber cloth works great for this.
The material sourced has even been naturally dried, in some instances 200+ years. All pieces are tested for moisture content prior to any build. This ensures there is little moisture in the wood before your table is complete and ready to use. Over time, you may notice your piece get minor cracks, twists and possibly have some color differences. This is completely normal and is part of the character of wood and is not considered a defect in material. Solid wood adjusts different times of the year to the moisture content of the air, and therefore will adjust to the moisture content of your home and its surroundings. You may notice that your furniture piece move slightly ; these movements are also normal.