Wood Characteristics and Care Guide

So, I found this information on one of my favorite furniture vendors. The company is called Amisco. They are a Canadian company that makes furniture out of metal mainly, but they use a lot of wood table tops and seat/backs for stools and chairs.

“Wood is a natural, strong and durable material. Solid wood has distinct markings, such as veins, knots, and color variations between planks, which distinguishes it from synthetic products.
Wood is a material that continues to live in your environment and will adjust to the conditions of your home. Seasonal humidity and temperature changes can affect the appearance and size of your product, which should be considered as normal.
To prevent damage to your wood product and to ensure your comfort, it is important to maintain a relative humidity between 30% and 50% in your home.
Please avoid placing the table or its extensions near a source of intense heat.
To preserve your product original color, please avoid placing it in direct sunlight.

Avoid applying:

  • Commercial cleaning solutions
  • Harsh cleaners
  • Glass cleaners
  • Waxes
  • Oils

So, what’s the ideal way of cleaning your table tops?

Start by wiping down your wood furniture with a barely damp microfiber cloth to remove dust and grime. You never want water to sit on the wood, so quickly wipe it down with another dry microfiber cloth. For regular dusting, a quick wipe-down with a microfiber cloth will do the trick. (This is a great resource for cleaning tips).