The more you care for your table, the longer it lasts. Which makes sense for you, your wallet, and the environment. And if you’re planning to pass your table on to the next generation, you’ll be doing them a favour too.
Of course, our furniture is designed to last, but even so: it could use a little help. On the following pages, you’ll find straightforward tips to extend its lifespan.
Before using, we recommend you to clean your furniture with a damp cloth (for example with ZO Alles Schoon from the maintenance kit delivered with the table) to remove any remaining dust residues. It is recommended to also clean the underside of the legs. Make sure that the carpet is completely dry before placing the furniture on a cleaned carpet.
Hard (scratches!), hot (shrinkage!) or wet (stains!) objects must never be placed directly on the table, as it could cause irremovable damage. It is therefore recommended to always use coasters.
Some of our products have removable parts; should there arise some space in the joints as a result of dryness or use, simply tighten the bolts and screws of the construction.
P-finish (veneer, solid, duramas and color lacquer)
Daily cleaning with a cotton cloth. Remove stains with a damp cloth or with ZO Alles Schoon from maintenance kit delivered with the table. More persistant stains can be removed using ZO Keuken Schoon. This is degreasing kitchen cleaner which can be ordered on www.zoschoon.nl. When the cleaning agent can soak for a while you will get the best result. You can spray in the table and wipe away with the delivered cloth. Always work in the direction of the grain. Never use wax, wax containing substances or abrasive agents.
N-finish (veneer, solid, duramas and color lacquer)
Daily cleaning with a cotton cloth. Important: N-finish is more sensitive to grease than P-finish. This finish therefore requires a little more attention as to daily maintenance. Remove grease stains immediately with a moist cloth or with ZO Alles Schoon from the delivered maintenance kit delivered with the table. More persistant stains can be removed using ZO Keuken Schoon. This is degreasing kitschen cleaner which can be ordered on www.zoschoon.nl. When the cleaning agent can soak for a while you will get the best result. You can spray in the table and wipe away with the delivered cloth.
Important: liquids spilled on the surface should be cleaned up immediately or within 5 to 10 minutes at most! Pollen (e.g. from flowers) must be carefully removed using adhesive tape. Never rub the pollen! Pollen and stains of marker pens cannot be removed. We also wish to draw attention to the presence of plastic protective caps under certain items (e.g. lamps, bowls, phones, laptops) as some pigments in the rubber could cause spots in the matnatural lacquer. These stains cannot be removed afterwards. To prevent this, always put felt under the rubber feet.
Transparent oil finish (solid wood and duramas)
For daily maintenance it is sufficient to clean the table with a dry cloth or lukewarm water if necessary. We recommend removing spilt liquids immediately. Treat the table regularly with oil (twice a year on average) in order to preserve the warm, natural glow of the wood and to provide the wood with the best possible protection against the effects of substances such as liquids. We supply a special maintenance kit together with an oiled table, including a bottle of oil, (apply a thin layer of oil on a clean, dry table, distribute well and polish with a dry cloth). You can also use a good quality teak oil (see the packaging or product documentation for instructions). Treat your table regularly with oil to provide the wood with proper care and protection, thereby promoting the longevity of your table. You can easily remove light scratches and stains yourself. The special maintenance kit also contains a ball of steel wool to lightly sand the table top. It is important to sand the entire table top (not only the location of the stain or scratch), and always work in the direction of the grain. After sanding,treat the table with oil or teak oil. Avoid using caustic or abrasive cleaning agents.
White oil finish (solid wood and duramas)
For daily maintenance it is sufficient to clean the table with a dry cloth or lukewarm water if necessary. We recommend removing spilt liquids immediately. To protect the wood against scratches and the influence of substances such as liquids, the table should be treated a few times a year with white oil. A bottle of white oil is provided for this purpose. Apply a thin layer of oil, using a clean, lint-free cloth and allow it to soak for a few minutes. Use a clean cloth to wipe it away. Always try first on an unnoted area.
See maintenance for solid wood and duramas with the respective finish (N-, P-lacquer or oil).
See maintenance for solid wood and duramas with the respective lacquer finish (N- or P-lacquer). However, dirt and moisture can remain in the ‘seams/grooves’, which can work their way into the wood. It is therefore advisable to quickly remove moisture and dirt.
Keep the chair or sofa dust free by using a soft brush or vacuum cleaner (with a soft brush tip). Use a foaming agent to clean the furniture. It is difficult to provide instructions for removing stains in a nutshell, as it varies by type of stain and material. For treating stains, please see http://www.james.eu/en/stain-removal . The following applies for all agents: first try carefully on a spot that is not directly visible. Never use too excessive amounts of agents to prevent discoloration and to prevent damage to the foam layer.
Aniline leather (leather group B and D)
For maintenance of this type of leather, regularly wipe down with a soft dry cloth. Aniline leather should be treated once a year with a leather protective agent for full-aniline leather. Please note! In the case of spills,
dab the liquid immediately (do not rub). See www.ohmannleather.com for leather maintenance products.
Semi-aniline and dyed leather (all other leather colors)
For maintenance of this type of leather, regularly wipe down with a soft dry cloth, a soft brush or a moist cloth if necessary. It is recommended to treat this leather twice a year with a leather nourishing agent.
See www.ohmannleather.com for leather maintenance products.
HPL Fenix NTM®
For daily maintenance it is sufficient to clean the surface with a damp cloth with warm water and mild detergent when necessary. We recommend using acetone for persistant dirt. Superficial scratches can be polished away by friction using a sponge. The warmth generated by rubbing closes the molecules, causing the scratches to disappear.
Chrome/stainless steel/stainless steel optic
It is sufficient to rub with a soft, dry cloth or to clean with mild soapy water. Moisten lightly with methylated spirit if necessary. Rub with acidfree vaseline once a year.
See chrome/stainless steel/stainless steel optic. Superficial scratches on a casted aluminium base can be removed with soapy water and Scotch Brite. Always work in the polishing direction.
Finish: epoxy fine texture
Keep clean with a soft, lint-free, dry cloth and mild soapy water.
For maintenance instructions for concrete, see ‘wood (veneer, solid, duramas) and color lacquer with P-finish’.