Learn more about optimal use and protection of our furniture —
Care and cleaning of our concrete
We recommend that you leave the table in its original packaging at room temperature for 24 hours after receiving the table. This is to acclimate.
Concrete is a building material that contains natural elements, such as calcium, gravel and water. Even if you treat your table as recommended we cannot guarantee that it is 100% repellent to acid, coffee, red wine, fat etc. Your tabletop is pre-treated with a liquid and silicone-free wax from production.
If you want a raw and more variegated tabletop, we recommend using the table without further treatment. We think that concrete should be allowed to live its life and receive the “tooth of time”, like a leather chair or a piece of oak, which just gets more beautiful over time.
If you want a more well-protected top against everyday dirt, we recommend that you regularly treat the table.
Maintenance tips —
- Wipe with a clean, damp cloth. We recommend cleaning without detergent.
- We recommend that you regularly treat the table with the same liquid wax that we have given the table from its birth. You can buy the wax here. The wax will give the table a fine sheen and ensure that the table patinas with grace.
- Avoid placing hot or moist objects directly on the table top.
- Avoid direct sunlight on the furniture the first 4 weeks.
If you’re unsure of the maintenance of your concrete table top, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will gladly run through any stain- or maintenance issues with you.
How to remove stains —
- Pour some water onto the stain and use a piece of sandpaper or sanding sponge with a grit of minimum 220 and maximum 120.
- Lightly massage the stain in circular motions in the water until you see the stain disappear.
- Wipe away the water.
- Follow up by applying wax.
- You can perform this water grinding throughout the tabletop if you think the table needs a general refresh.
Please note: This tip is entirely at your own risk and applies to both our light and black grey concrete table tops.
How to apply impregnation and wax —
In addition to continuous treatment with the liquid wax, you can also supplement the maintenance with impregnation in the form of a nano-cover. We have good experience with this impregnation. Worth noting is that we recommend ongoing maintenance with the liquid wax. The nano-cover will have a repellent effect, but is of course also more chemical than a silicone-free wax, based on the finest, natural raw materials, which is why we has chosen the wax as the official recommendation for ongoing maintenance. As an alternative to the liquid wax, we can also recommend this hard wax from the same supplier. The wax gives the tabletop a repellent and natural surface.
- Apply impregnation. The nanocover is sprayed onto the tabletop (it can also be poured on larger tables) and evenly distributed with a disposable cloth. Leave for 5 minutes and then wipe off excess nanocover with a dry cloth. Repeat the procedure again.
- Let the impregnated tabletop dry for an hour before treating it with wax.
- We recommend a natural wax. Buy wax here.
- Massage the wax into the table using a dry disposable cotton cloth. Do small areas at a time. Apply thin layers. A thick layer of wax can cause visible strokes.
Care and cleaning of our leather
As a natural material, leather requires looking after. If you care for the leather in the right way, it will become even more beautiful over time.
Maintenance tips —
- Only vacuum clean with a soft brush.
- Never use soap or water otherwise the velvety look and feel will disappear.
- Do not apply leather grease or soak the leather.
- Avoid any chemical products, such as saddle soap, other leather cleaners or household products.
- Protect from direct sunlight, excessive heat and sharp objects.
- Go to Sørensen Leather for further maintenance tips.
Care and cleaning of our wood
We recommend that you leave the furniture piece in its original packaging at room temperature for 24 hours after receiving the table. This is to acclimate.
All wooden parts are made of solid oak. Wood is a natural material, which can be affected by changing humidity, direct sunlight and normal wear and tear.
Maintenance tips —
For daily care use a damp cloth without detergents or washing liquid or use cleaning products specifically designed for solid wood.
Avoid exposing the wood to direct sunlight or heat from radiators or other heat sources, which, in worst case, can cause the wood to split.
Avoid placing hot or damp objects directly on the furniture, or to cover it with airtight material.
We recommend not covering the surfaces partly as this can cause color differences across the surface
In case of notches, splits or coffee and red wine stains, these can be removed by sanding and subsequently oil treating the furniture.
If the grain rises we recommend that you take the back of a piece of sandpaper and run across the entire board easily to get the oak tree to lie down again. Alternatively, apply a piece of high-grain sandpaper to the entire plate and finish with the oil with which you purchased the table.
We recommend oil treatment of the furniture 4-6 times in the first year, and afterwards minimum twice a year, preferably before and after the winter period.
If you’re unsure of the maintenance of your oak tabletop, please send us an email: email@example.com.
We will gladly run through any stain or maintenance issues with you.
How to apply oil —
Step by step —
- Use sandpaper or a sanding sponge with a grit of 280-320, and sand gently in grain direction.
- After sanding, wipe the furniture with a damp cloth. Make sure that the furniture is completely dry before applying the oil treatment.
- Apply the oil with a dry cloth in grain direction. Never pour oil directly onto the furniture surface. Also remember to apply oil treatment underneath the furniture, as this will reduce the risk of the wood distorting.
- Let the oil treatment penetrate and wipe off the excess oil with a dry cloth.
- Pour water over the oiling cloths and put them in an airtight plastic bag to avoid the risk of spontaneous combustion.
- Let the furniture dry for approximately 12 hours before use. It takes approximately 2 weeks for the oil to fully cure, so in this period it is recommended only to use a dry cloth for daily care.
Please note that an oil treatment is a surface impregnation and not a complete protection of the wood. The oil works as a membrane that highlights the wood structure and protects the wood against drying, dirt and humidity.
Care and cleaning of our linoleum
We use furniture linoleum which is easy to clean and maintain.
Maintenance tips —
- Clean with a damp cloth, optional a pH-neutral detergent can be used.
- To prevent stubborn stains, trivets should be used under flower pots, vases and preferably also under cups and glasses etc. It is important to remove stains immediately to prevent permanent marks.
- For ongoing maintenance of the surface use a linoleum care product. In case of heavy soiling use a suitable neutral detergent (eg Forbo Cleaner).
- Small scratches can be made less visible with massaging your finger or a fat nut (eg walnut) against the scratch.
- Linoleum is not heat resistant – do not place hot items directly on top.
- Go go Forbo for further maintenance tips.
Care and cleaning of our metals
Our brass and aluminium is easy to maintain.
Maintenance tips —
- Polish the brass with brasso
- Avoid sanding the aluminium – it causes strokes
- Clean with your detergent of choose