Maintenance of finishes
The finish determines the appearance of your table or cupboard. Depending on the model, the application and the appearance, you can choose between laminate, veneer or paint.

Laminate

Properties
Laminate is a hard, synthetic finish that is glued to the under-surface to create a scratchproof table top. This finish is colourfast. Laminate is ideal for use in public spaces and is available in various plain colours and wood-effect prints.

Care
It is best to keep laminate surfaces clean with hot water and a non-scratch cleaning agent. Remove any residual soap after cleaning and then wipe with a dry cloth to prevent stripes.

In the case of stubborn stains, allow the cleaning agent to work for longer. In no cases should abrasive sponges or aggressive scouring agents be used. Long contact with aggressive cleaning agents can result in permanent stains. If these products are spilt or splashed, remove immediately with a damp cloth.

Veneer

Properties
Veneer is a natural product. It imparts a warm, natural look to your table or cupboard. Veneer has therefore all the properties of wood. Depending on the sort of wood, the finish may be harder or softer. There may also be a variety of grain and colour in the same sort of wood. If the finish is to be reordered, the colour and grain may differ.

In the course of time, a veneer finish can develop a used look. Sunlight will change the colour of the veneer. And small scratches will result from use. This is inherent in the material and contributes to its charm. Veneer is very sensible for heat, so be carefull with hot fluids and always use a coaster when serving hot drinks.

Care
Treat fatty stains with a damp cloth and undiluted washing-up liquid. Then wipe with a damp cloth and clean water and wipe dry. The use of furniture polish is not recommended because this causes an accumulation of wax and silicones. It then becomes impossible to repair damage. Never use ammonia or scouring agents.

Painted parts/table-tops

Properties
Painted furniture is easy to maintain and has clean lines. Artifort uses multiple layers of paint for a durable finish. However, a paint coating is durable but not scratch-resistant. Through use, a painted tabletop will acquire miniscule scratches that give it a ‘lived in’ look. This is part of choosing a painted table top.

Care
Treat fatty stains with a damp cloth and undiluted washing-up liquid. Then wipe with a damp cloth and clean water and wipe dry. The use of furniture polish is not recommended because this causes an accumulation of wax and silicones. It then becomes impossible to repair damage. Never use ammonia or scouring agents.


Oil

Properties
Parts made of oak or oak veneer are treated in some cases with a coloured oil. This allows different looks to be created while the structure of the oak base material remains visible. The oil used by Artifort (Rubio Monocoat) creates a molecular connection to the base material, resulting in excellent durability and wear-resistance.

Care
Regularly wiping clean with an almost dry cloth is sufficient. If desired, you can make use of the set ‘Monocoat Onderhoudspakket Meubels’. Available through monocoatwebshop.