Solid wood is a natural product and therefore sensitive to flunctuations in sunlight and poor humidity. Poor humidity can cause the wood to shrink or expand, causing it to deform or crack slightly over time. Maintain a relative humidity between 50-60% to minimize the effect of the wood. Side note: The effect of the wood is a natural feature and is therefore not a reason for complaint.
PEFC and FSC supplier
Artifort strives to minimize the environmental impact of its activities, products and services. One of the pillars of this is the maximum use of wood from sustainable forest management. To achieve this, 100% of the timber purchased by Artifort comes from PEFC and FSC certified timber suppliers.
Transparant lacquer finish
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.
Treat greasy finger 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.
Parts made of oak 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.
Wet, hot or cold objects must never be placed directly on the table, as it could cause irremovable damage like circles. It is therefore recommended to always use coasters. 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.