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How to protect a wooden table?

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Scratches, sun, heat, liquids and mess are dangers to your dinner table

Prevent damage to a wooden table

Whether it’s dinner with friends or a craft session with toddlers, all it takes is one clumsiness to stain or damage the surface of your wooden dining table . Here are some tips to prevent such accidents, to limit their impact and to repair minor damage.

Set up your dining table out of the sun

And in the summer, the heat of the sun can dry out the wood and cause cracks to form in the grain. So keep your dining table in the shade or close the curtains and blinds during hours of strong sunlight.

Keep the humidity in the room at an adequate level

It is also for this reason that it is preferable to keep your dining table at a safe distance from heating sources. Use a humidifier or dehumidifier to keep your dining room humidity between 50-55%.

If your table is extendable (like the Nicolas model ), store the unused sections horizontally and in a place with adequate humidity to prevent them from deforming.

Use a tablecloth or placemats

A cloth or cotton tablecloth prevents utensils from marring the surface of your dining table while helping to enrich the decor. Keep a few in varying colors and patterns, depending on the season or your mood. Use placemats for simple meals where you don’t want to set the table big. There too, the many possibilities of materials and colors let you personalize your environment.

Add a glass table top

If your table has a distinctive surface that serves as the centerpiece of your decor, such as the noble knots and streaks of solid Acacia in the Jura model , perhaps you prefer not to conceal it under a permanent tablecloth. Adding a custom glass table top then protects your furniture from scratches and mess while enhancing its appearance.

Many household cleaning products contain abrasives or chemical additives designed to remove stubborn stains, but which could cause irreparable damage to the finish of your dining table.

Clean up messes immediately

Unless your tablecloth is covered with a stain-resistant treatment, it offers no protection against liquids and food – even if it keeps these in contact with the wood.

Liquids and food left on the surface too long can penetrate deep into the wood and cause permanent damage or cause it to expand and cause other problems. Acting quickly is therefore essential.

Dry up water rings

The application of controlled heat evaporates the water trapped on the surface before it damages the furniture.

Unless your tablecloth is covered with a stain-resistant treatment, it offers no protection against liquids and food – even if it keeps these in contact with the wood.

Liquids and food left on the surface too long can penetrate deep into the wood and cause permanent damage or cause it to expand and cause other problems. Acting quickly is therefore essential.

Despite all these precautions, it is still possible that scratches or marks from drinks, food, burns or ink could permanently damage your wood furniture. Add a five-year protection plan at the time of purchase to have peace of mind against these types of accidents.

Finally, since these designed products are non-toxic, you don’t have to worry about food coming into contact with the repaired area.Clean and dry the surface

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