Caring for your Wood

Reclaimed Timber has an aesthetic and beauty of its own and will transform any interior refurbishment, building project, retail space, bar or cafe. So if your looking for something individual and distinctive look no further than our wide selection of Reclaimed Flooring and Wall Cladding.

However if you prefer to keep the wood as perfect as can be follow these simple points.

Rings from cups and mugs and red wine spills are a common occurrence on tables.

The bottom of hot mugs of steaming drinks can also leave marks. Curries and Bolognese sauce are other culprits.

Be quick off the mark before stains settle in by wiping off any spills with a damp cloth.

A set of coasters for cups and placemats will also offer good protection.

Most reclaimed wood furniture will be finished with a coating on its surface, usually wax, varnish or oils to protect and nourish the wood.

From time to time it's worthwhile reapplying another layer to keep building up protection.

For example, every few months a paste beeswax or limewax can be applied with a cloth, fine steel wool or soft brush, left to harden, then gently buffed to leave a natural lustre.

After many years service, or if you want to change the appearance of the wood, varnish and wax removers will take off the old finisher.

The top can then be sanded with a fine grade paper before a new finish is applied.Like most furniture, it's best to try and avoid placing reclaimed wood pieces in direct sunlight or too near radiators.

Modern central heating systems can cause problems for wood, new, old or reclaimed, So, too, humidity (indeed, with antique pieces, some experts recommend leaving a glass of water beneath them to give the wood a drink!

Try to keep humidity in a room at around the 50 to 55 per cent mark.As well as the odd wipe with a damp cloth to stop any stains forming.

If you have any questions please just contact me on 07885 288 544 or email me.