Care Instructions for Wood
Wood veneer needs specific care. With its authentic touch and smell, it gives a delicate finish.
Information About Woods
Scratches: Use a desk pad to protect your wood surfaces from marks, scratches and rings left by glasses and cups. Lift objects lying on the veneer whenever possible, rather than dragging them.
Plastic and rubber: Some plastics contain compounds, which keep the material soft.
When objects containing these compounds are placed on wood, they may damage the wood finish
causing cloudiness or imprints. To prevent this, use felt or leather pads on the table top.
Do not use desk pads that have plastic backing. Avoid leaving plastic folders or binders on your veneer table top. They keep wood from “breathing”.
Effects of Light: Patina: Just like leather, wood changes over time. Light affects wood, making it change colour in a process known as “mellowing”.Each species of wood mellow, some take on a warmer honey tone while others grow darker or lighten.
To avoid this happening in an uneven way, periodically move the objects and accessories on your desk around to avoid shadows on the surface.
Reflection: Trees contain a “vascular” system of fibres that carry sap to every part.
These fibres are what makes wood reflect light differently depending on how it is placed.
For example, a top and an extension containing different fibres will appear to be of a different shade.
Avoid extreme temperatures and humidity.
- Clean with a soft slightly damp cloth, and then dry using another soft cloth so that no water remains.
- Always wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain.
- Use soapy water or a solution containing 50% water, 50% alcohol.
- Do not use products with sil