The wood care instructions below will help you keep your furniture beautiful for years to come.
What is your furniture made from?
Inland Fine Furnishings furniture is made from sustainable sources in North America including wood such as Alder, Oak, Quarter Sawn Oak, Pine, Birch, Walnut, Cherry, Brown Maple, and Wormy Maple.
How do I keep my piece of furniture looking great for many years?
A lot of effort has gone into using the best products to insure a finish that will protect the wood craftsmanship of every piece.
- Nurture it at your house for the first 30 days to give the finish time to cure.
- Play defence by using placemats under rough plates, trivets to protect from heat of serving dishes, and a tablecloth when you are serving large groups.
- Outside the kitchen, it is best practice to use coasters and wipe off any condensation when you’re done.
- Keep in mind that any piece used as a work surface could be permanently etched if someone is pressing too hard with a pen or pencil.
What about heat & humidity?
Try not to leave items on your solid wood furniture for a long time if that piece gets a lot of sun. Some woods such as cherry tend to change colour over time when exposed to light.
Just like us, solid wood furniture is always breathing. Very high levels of humidity can lead to warping and swelling, while very dry air may cause shrinking or cracking. If we are not comfortable with the humidity level, neither are our solid wood pieces - you should aim to maintain the level of humidity in your home at around 35 percent.
What do I do if a spill occurs?
Things get spilled from time to time - it happens! Just wipe off any spills as soon as your are aware of it, as the finish does the work. Only prolonged exposure to moisture will damage the furniture.
Can I use chemicals on my solid wood furniture?
When cleaning your furniture use only water and microfibre cloths. In fact, using chemicals or any other products with silicone, wax, solvents, or abrasives could permanently damage the finish.
If you need further wood care information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is educated in all things wood and finishing and we look forward to assisting you if any questions or concerns arise.