Maintenance of wood

Solid wood (oiled)

Do not place your solid wood table too close to a radiator or open fire. Avoid major fluctuations in temperature and humidity. A table with an oiled finish is suitable for everyday use, because the traces of use can be simply removed.

Daily maintenance consists of wiping the table with a dry or damp cloth. Every six months, treat your table with the supplied oil. First, carefully remove minor scratches and stains using an abrasive sponge in the direction of the grain. Then use a cloth to apply the oil to the clean and dry table. Polish with a dry cloth. Do not use any corrosive or abrasive cleaners. A maintenance set for solid wood is available via the serviceshop, via the Leolux dealer and from the Leolux Design Center.

Solid wood (lacquered)

A Leolux lacquer achieves its full hardness two months after application. The “evaporation process” is then completed and you can no longer “smell” the table. This is comparable to acquiring a new car whose “newness” can be “smelled” for months. During the hardening period, we recommend you treat your product with care. Avoid placing heavy objects on the table and clean it only with a damp cloth and diluted washing-up liquid.

Clean normally using a damp cloth and grease-removing agents. We particularly recommend the use of a concentrated washing-up liquid. In any case, do not use abrasive cleaners such as Cif. Also, furniture cleaners that contain silicone can create patches which are difficult to polish away. Stains caused by wine, coffee, alcohol etc, should be removed with water and concentrated washing-up liquid. Felt pen ink marks should be removed carefully with white spirit.

Veneer: Finishing and maintenance

The Leolux veneers come in various shades, which can all be finished with a variety of lacquers. In all cases, they are given a finishing coat using a matt lacquer. The properties of the lacquer are identical to those of other Leolux lacquers. Maintenance only consists of normal cleaning with a damp cloth and mild detergents. Do not use any scouring products. After delivery, this Leolux product needs two months in which to harden through and through. Do not overload the table during that period.

Caution

  • Make sure the relative humidity in your home is between 50 and 60%. Cracking as a result of a relative humidity outside that margin is excluded from the guarantee.
  • Wood discolours under the influence of daylight. Do not place hot objects (saucepans) directly onto the wood. This creates rings that are impossible to remove.