Care Guides Dining Tables, Coffee Tables, Side Tables
Our dining tables, coffee tables, and side tables are furniture pieces we gather around. Therefore, a correct use and maintenance will help those pieces to last. We use different materials such as solid woods, wood veneers, glass, marble, ceramic, and metal. Each one has its own care guidelines.
Solid wood and veneer wood tops and bases look great in dining tables. Our furniture is usually finished in a durable matt lacquer finish that protects it. Over time, sunlight will cause the wood to darken and mellow throughout its life. In any way, we recommend avoiding direct exposure to sunlight to prevent fading.
Solid woods may expand and shrink with differences in temperature and humidity. Take care not to place your furniture next to radiators or anywhere subject to excessive changes in temperature or moisture. We recommend that all kitchenware and beverages should be placed on mats and any spillages should be wiped away immediately.
Same care recommendations should be applied to veneer wood products.
For cleaning purposes wipe with a damp cloth before buffing with a dry cloth. A solution of mild soap on the cloth should be used in case that stubborn marks are on the furniture. Avoid the use of oily products to maintain the wooden furniture.
Never place hot items such as dishes directly onto the table. The use of place mats and heat resistant cloth will protect it from any moisture provoked or a ring mark ingrained into the wood.
If water or other liquid is spilled on the surface, wipe it immediately with a damp cloth. This will prevent the appearance of a watermark, or the wood veneer to be damaged.
Marble adds a touch of class to a range of spaces. Although the material has great resistance, any liquid spill with high acid content (wine, vinegar, fruit juice) can etch the surface, because of its porous nature. A marble sealant will help preventing a stain to happen.
Marble has a fairly high heat resistance and will withstand hot plates and dishes. However, a heat resistant mat is always recommended for better care.
Be aware that marble top must be taken from its base, if necessary, with care. A marble top is extremely heavy and its own weight can cause a fracture if it is not handled properly.
Ceramic tops have the same look. They are less heavy, and easy to maintain. Avoid the use of sealant on them.
In both cases, the direct use of dishes and sharp dinnerware can cause marks and scratches. A table cloth will prevent that from happening.
A marble cleaner will be recommended for its best maintenance. A damp cloth with a neutral soap is acceptable to clean ceramic tops.
Glass tops are adding sophistication to any furniture. Glass can be clear or colored. Cleaning and maintenance procedures of both versions are the same.
Avoid the direct use of any sharp dinnerware and dishes on the glass, since they can cause scratches or marks. The use of placemats or table cloth is recommended.
Avoid placing very hot dishes, metal saucepan, and other hot items on glass surfaces. The extreme change of temperature can provoke the glass to break into pieces. A heat resistant placemat is necessary to prevent it. Our straight glass tops are tempered, which make them stronger.
A damp cloth with neutral soap, and the use of a dry cloth is recommended to clean the surface. A glass cleaner with no ammonia can also be used. Dry it with a cloth after the application of it.
Metal is used in dining tables, coffee tables, end tables, and other furniture. Most of our furniture are using stainless steel in different finishes: brushed, polished. Some items use powder coated paint metal. In all cases, a dry cloth is suggested to maintain them clean.
Avoid the use of water on them. If necessary, a damp cloth with a neutral soap can be used, follow by a dry cloth. In humid and sea close areas, rust dots can appear on furniture. These can be removed with stainless steel cleaner.