Care and Maintenance

Day to day cleaning

Keeping your table clean and dry will do it good in the long run. Just use a damp cloth to clean it day to day. Please note,  standard soaps or cleaning products will degrade the finish with extended use.

You will need:

A bowl

Two cloths

Here’s how to do it:

Fill a bowl with warm water.

Dip a soft towel or cloth in the warm water and wring it out.

Spread around to evenly dampen the surface.

Using a clean cloth, dry off the surface fully. We recommend using long soft continuous swipes, following the grain of the wood.

Things to avoid

Don’t let spills sit on the surface for more than a few minutes.

Avoid exposing the table to low humidity or long exposure to room temperature over 30 degrees celsius.

Do not apply any strong cleaning products (i.e Dettol), wood oils/wax, solvent or aerosol-based substances to the surface. Warm water and a neutral PH soap are all you’ll ever need.

If you’re placing a plant pot or vase with flowers on oak veneer surfaces, place a coaster or plant stand underneath to protect the wood from water leakage or moisture.

Removing tough stains

You will need:

A bowl

Neutral PH soap (we recommend soap from Method or Ecover)

Two cloths or tea towels

Here’s the steps:

Dilute a neutral PH cleaner with warm water (1 part cleaner to 20 parts warm/hot water)

Dip a soft towel or cloth in the warm, soapy water and ring it out.

In a circular motion, rub the stained area with the wet cloth.

Use a dry cloth to dry off the surface. We recommend using long soft continuous swipes, following the grain of the wood.

If it’s a more stubborn stain, like a marker pen or paint, please get in touch. We will recommend the best solution tailored for the specific stain in question. We have helped our customers remove all kinds of stains, be it biro, sharpie, coffee, turmeric or even food colouring.

Long term care

The water based finish we apply is like suncream. It’s protective qualities naturally wear out over time. To keep your furniture in top condition for decades, we suggest reapplying a thin layer of Sayerlack every 10 years. That way, you can be certain the oak will be protected long term.

If you’ve given your furniture a hard time over the years, then you can bring it back to top condition by sanding down the wood to remove any marks. Just remember, you’ll need to refinish the wood before you use your furniture again.

Day to day cleaning

Keeping your table clean and dry will do it good in the long run. Just use a damp cloth to clean it day to day. Please note,  standard soaps or cleaning products will degrade the finish with extended use.

You will need:

A bowl

Two cloths

Here’s how to do it:

Fill a bowl with warm water.

Dip a soft towel or cloth in the warm water and wring it out.

Spread around to evenly dampen the surface.

Using a clean cloth, dry off the surface fully.

Things to avoid

Don’t let spills sit on the surface for more than a few minutes.

Avoid exposing the table to low humidity or long exposure to room temperature over 30 degrees celsius.

Do not apply any strong cleaning products (i.e Dettol), wood oils/wax, solvent or aerosol-based substances to the surface. Warm water and a neutral PH soap are all you’ll ever need.

Removing tough stains

You will need:

A bowl

Neutral PH soap (we recommend soap from Method or Ecover)

Two cloths or tea towels

Monel lino cleaning solution (available widely online)

Here’s the steps:

Dilute a neutral PH cleaner with warm water (1 part cleaner to 20 parts warm/hot water)

Dip a soft towel or cloth in the warm, soapy water and wring it out.

In a circular motion, rub the stained area with the wet cloth.

Using a clean cloth, dry off the surface fully. Be sure to leave the surface bone dry.

Soaps weaken the protective coating of the lino, so to bring it back up to full protection, we’d suggest applying a neat drop of Forbo Monel directly over the cleaned area.

Let the Monel sit for 1-2 minutes evenly on the surface, then wipe it off with a dry cloth.

If it’s a more stubborn stain, like a marker pen or paint, please get in touch. We will recommend the best solution tailored for the specific stain in question. We have helped our customers remove all kinds of stains, be it biro, sharpie, coffee, turmeric or even food colouring.

Long term care

Forbo’s lino has a protective coating that makes it water repellent and protects furniture from stains. This protective coating naturally weakens over time, especially when harsh cleaning products are used on surfaces. Fortunately, the process for maintaining the protective layer takes less than 5 minutes, and you only have to do it every couple of months.

 

You will need:

Monel, a cleaning and maintainance product that is made by Forbo and widely available

Two cloths or tea towels

A bowl of warm water

 

Here’s how to do it:

Mix one part Forbo Monel cleaner to five parts warm/hot water in a washing up bowl.

Using a soft and clean towel, sponge or cloth generously apply the warm soapy solution evenly to cover the entire lino surface.

Wipe away any drips down the side of the table that may reach the plywood edges. Use a clean dry cloth.

Let the soapy solution sit for 1-2 minutes evenly on the surface. Being sure to watch out for drips or wet patches on the plywood.

Dry off the lino surface with a soft dry cloth/towel. Make sure to remove all moisture from the surface.

Day to day cleaning

Keeping your table clean and dry will do it good in the long run. Just use a damp cloth to clean it day to day. Please note, standard soaps or cleaning products will degrade the finish with extended use.

You will need:

A bowl

Two cloths

Here’s how to do it:

Fill a bowl with warm water.

Dip a soft towel or cloth in the warm water and wring it out.

Spread around to evenly dampen the surface.

Using a clean cloth, dry off the surface fully. We recommend using long soft continuous swipes, following the grain of the wood.

Things to avoid

Don’t let spills sit on the surface for more than a few minutes.

Avoid exposing the table to low humidity or long exposure to room temperature over 30 degrees celsius.

Do not apply any strong cleaning products (i.e Dettol), wood oils/wax, solvent or aerosol-based substances to the surface. Warm water and a neutral PH soap are all you’ll ever need.

If you’re placing a plant pot or vase with flowers on oak veneer surfaces, place a coaster or plant stand underneath to protect the wood from water leakage or moisture.

Removing tough stains

You will need:

A bowl

Neutral PH soap (we recommend soap from Method or Ecover)

Two cloths or tea towels

Here’s the steps:

Dilute a neutral PH cleaner with warm water (1 part cleaner to 20 parts warm/hot water)

Dip a soft towel or cloth in the warm, soapy water and ring it out.

In a circular motion, rub the stained area with the wet cloth.

Use a dry cloth to dry off the surface. We recommend using long soft continuous swipes, following the grain of the wood.

If it’s a more stubborn stain, like a marker pen or paint, please get in touch. We will recommend the best solution tailored for the specific stain in question. We have helped our customers remove all kinds of stains, be it biro, sharpie, coffee, turmeric or even food colouring.

Long term care

The water based finish we apply is like suncream. It’s protective qualities naturally wear out over time. To keep your furniture in top condition for decades, we suggest reapplying a thin layer of Sayerlack every 10 years. That way, you can be certain the surface will be protected long term.