On this page, we give you an overview of how you can choose to maintain your new table from Eberhart Furniture.
Our guide is divided into the following sections:
But before maintenance, you need to receive your table first from our preferred freight partner.
MAINTENANCE OF YOUR CONCRETE TABLE
Your table top is pre-impregnated with a wax from the production. If you have purchased a table with concrete top, we recommend the following with regard to maintenance:
We recommend that you leave the table in its original packaging at room temperature for 24 hours after receiving the table, especially if you have ordered wooden parts (tables top, extra leavs etc). This is to acclimate.
Our customers have different preferences as to how the concrete table top should look. If you want a raw and more varnished tabletop, we recommend using the table without further treatment. If, on the other hand, you want a more well-protected top against everyday dirt, we recommend that you give the table another round wax before use.
For general maintenance of your concrete table top, we recommend you continually to use a transparent wax (or a black wax to cover stains on the black grey concrete tables tops only or if you just want a darker look). The wax we recommend is turpentine based and hardens hard. You can find the product here or alternatively buy it physically in the showroom at Eberhart Furniture. Follow the instructions showned at the product.
The wax gives the table top a repellent surface. You can advantageously give the table wax treatment on a monthly basis, but evaluate with yourself.
In the daily, the concrete table top is cleaned with a damped cloth without soap.
How to apply wax:
The wax we recommend is a natural wax based on beeswax and turpentine. The wax is massaged into the table in small lumps using a dry disposable cloth. See guide to how to apply:
The wax can be polished up so that the table will appear completely glossy. The shinier, the more dismissive.
A little note about our black-grey concrete:
We call our dark concrete "black grey." However, the color itself can be objectively discussed, but it is this term that comes closest to the color. The color is darker than dark grey and more towards anthracite and black. We call it black grey. Our concrete tables are not heat resistant so we recommend that you do not place hot items from the oven directly on the concrete top.
WHAT DO WE DO IF WE GET A STAIN ON OUR CONCRETE TABLE?
Concrete is a building material that contains natural elements, such as calcium, gravel and water. Even if you treat your table according to the above motto we cannot guarantee that it is 100% repellent to acid, coffee, red wine, fat etc. With the above treatment procedure you are well covered against stains, but should the accident occur and the red wine bottle or coffee cup has stood overnight at your table and leaving a stain or ring, all hope is obviously not out.
We personally think that the concrete tops should be allowed to live their lives and have stains. We have many customers who simply refuse to treat their table because they want a raw expression over time, but if you get a spot you cannot live with, we recommend the following:
The tip here is entirely at your own risk and applies to both our light and black grey concrete tops.
Pour some water onto the stain and then dab a piece of sandpaper or a high-grain sand sponge (minimum 220) and massage the stain in circular motions quite lightly with the sandpaper in the water until you feel the stain disappear. Wipe the water away along the way and determine if the stain should go for another sandpaper round. Now repeat the local wax treatment described in the section above, which relates to the concrete table tops.
You can also perform this water grinding throughout the whole plate if you think the table needs a general refresh and then repeat the wax treatment.
If you are unsure of the procedure, you are of course also welcome to contact us either by phone or email.Then we will gladly run through any stain issues with you. You can catch us here: +45 30274556 / +45 28564703 /
MAINTENANCE OF THE WOODEN PARTS
At Eberhart Furniture, we use solid oak for the production of our table tops, table legs and extra leaves.
This section describes our oiling and our general recommendation on how to maintain your wood parts. We recommend you to oil your wooden parts before use, just to protect the wood as best as possible againts spots from the beginning. Please follow the link to find our guide on "how to apply oil":
We supply wooden parts in respectively black oiled oak or "invisible" oiled oak. To dye our oak we use Junckers turpentine-based oils, which you can find here. You can find more info about the oil via the link, where you can also be guided to the nearest dealer.
If you have purchased a table or have extra leaves in "invisible" or black-oiled oak, you can simply wipe the sheets daily with a damped cloth without soap.
"Invisible" oil oak
If you have purchased a table or extra leaves in natural oak, this comes with an "invisible" oil from Junckers.
To protect your natural oak parts, we have chosen to treat all natural oak with "invisible" oil, but oak can be treated in many ways. If you have a specific desire to have your table match existing wooden parts in your home (let it be soap-treated, wax-treated, lye-treated or linseed-oiled, etc.) we gladly supply the table completely untreated, but at your own risk.
The oil we use does not make the oak yellow in color, but retains the natural bright oak color.
Black oiled oak
Note! The black oil color HARDLY, so our recommendation is to put on rubber gloves and otherwise be careful around the floor and other environments when oiling the wood.
If you bought the black oiled oak parts, we recommend you to use either the "clear" oil from Junckers or the Black oil (or both). The "clear" oil can be used if you want to keep the look and just protect the wood and the balck oil can be used if you want a darker look or over time wants to refresh the color.
What if we get a spot on our oak table?
Oak wood patins and we think it is beautiful, but should the accident occur and you get marks and stains on the wood which you can not live with, we recommend that you freshen up the wooden table top, table legs or extra leaves with the particular oil the table is purchased with on the entire surface. This can also be done if you think the boards need a general refresh or a slightly deeper glow. It is easiest to freshen up the extra leaves when mounted on the Hector. Follow the oiling instructions on the oil bucket.
At Eberhart Furniture, all wooden parts are made of solid oak. This means that, for example, your table top can be sanded down and finished as desired. Over time, the oak tree can "rise". It will appear more rough in the surface. This can also happen if the table is washed or wiped with too much water. If you find that your table top has risen, 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 particular oil with which you purchased the table.