Maintenance

Wood is natural material. Every tree has a unique colour, pattern and structure. Naturally, there will be differences between wooden parts. The table top is a natural representation of the type of wood that a table is made of. This means that the colour, pattern and structure of the table in your home may differ from the table you saw in our showroom or at one of our Seuren Tables dealerships.

Seuren tables have solid table tops that are constructed from wooden strips of various widths glued together. This technique allows the wood’s natural characteristics such as knots, knot holes and black piths to remain visible.

Our range includes both treated and untreated tables. Treated tables have a furniture oil, white wash, grey wash or varnish finish. The influence of sunlight will give the wood its full colour after some time has passed. Before you decide on a table, take a careful look at the different types of finish we offer and take your lifestyle into account when making your choice.

humidity and temperature

As with our skin, it is very important to maintain moisture levels in wood. To prevent wood shrinkage, we recommend keeping the relative humidity in the room constant at about 60%. Solid wood is particularly sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The wood can start to warp, which can cause small splits or cracks. Keeping the room temperature and relative humidity constant is vital in taking care of your table. It is advisable to put your table at a good distance from any heat source.

Maintenance instructions – solid wood with oil finish

Oil finishes enhance the natural look of solid wood, making its structure more visible. Please note that the wood will look a little darker. We treat our tables with a high-quality furniture oil that consists of only ecologically-sound raw materials and that cleans, treats and protects the wood. New tables must be treated with oil regularly. Wipe any leftover oil off the table top. Once the table top is saturated, you will only need to repeat the treatment once every six months. The oil protects the wood and ensures durability.

For daily maintenance, wiping the table with a dry cloth should suffice. If necessary, use lukewarm water. Slight scratches and stains can be sanded away, in the direction of the grain, using very fine sandpaper (180 grit). The table will then have to be treated with furniture oil again.

Maintenance instructions – solid wood with white wash or grey wash finish

A wash finish is a way to ‘wash’ a table grey or white. The matting effect of the wash is simply magnificent. For daily maintenance, wiping the table with a dry cloth should suffice. If necessary, use lukewarm water. Avoid direct contact with water, for example by putting glasses directly on the table, and use coasters where possible. If you want to prevent circles, use square glasses.

You can clean the table completely once a year if you wish. Slight scratches and stains can be sanded away, in the direction of the grain, using very fine sandpaper (180 grit). After that you apply the white wash or grey wash with a dry cloth. Any leftover white wash or grey wash can be removed with a dry cloth.

To better protect your table, use a dry cloth to apply Osmo’s hard wax oil. This hard wax oil can be included with delivery at your request. Please note: the wax will give your table more shine and will give it a slight yellow hue!

Maintenance instructions – solid wood with varnish

Our most low-maintenance finish is varnish. For daily maintenance, wiping the table with a dry cloth should suffice. If necessary, use an all-purpose cleaner.