London Oak Table Do you like it real?

 

Like so many things today there is a “Fake” for wood. Whilst real wood is beautiful - No two pieces are ever the same. The variations in grain, pattern and colour are what give real wood its natural beauty and timeless appeal. The “Fake” versions often have less of the variations in grain, pattern, and colour making it more uniform.

 

So if real wood is for you it doesn’t have to be hard to look, there are just a few dos and don’ts to follow:

 

Its all about getting the balance right

Moisture - Added moisture may cause furniture to move slightly, so it is recommended to ensure adequate ventilation to minimise this.

Temperature - Extreme temperatures may lead to the wood drying out too much – heat sources such as radiators could damage real wood.

Sunlight - Sunlight may over a period of time alter the colour of real wood; this is just part of the aging process and enhances the beauty of the natural material.

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Protection and care

Spills - Spillages if not cleaned off can leave water marks – this is unsightly so should be avoided where possible – don’t forget if you spill a drink lift up the coaster and clean the underside.

Heat - Heat will leave scorch marks on the surface of the wood - these marks can be unsightly so its recommended to use heat protective mats such as coasters and table mats.

Cleaning - Never use chemicals such as bleach or abrasive materials such as dish scrubbers on any natural wood product as it will damage the wood.