Skagerak product care

Proper usage and maintenance is vital for getting the most out of the valuable resources we have. The Skagerak designs are made to last for generations, but just like everything else, they need a little care to get there.

 

OAK

Origin
Oak grows in most temperate zones. The Skagerak oak comes from European forests and is either 100% FSC certified or FSC mix certified, supporting sustainable forest management. The selection of the wood is extremely careful and all processing is by hand, so that only the best and most durable pieces of wood are used in production.

Why
Oak is a sturdy and hardwearing type of wood containing natural tannins that will protect against bacterial growth. Combined with its light, elegant colour and well-defined grains, this makes oak wood safe choice for high-quality interior.

Cleaning
The wood comes with no finish. If you choose not to treat it with soap or oil, use a suitable cleaning agent for wood.

Maintenance
As the wood is untreated it may be affected by grease and colorants. For this reason, we recommend saturating the wood with soap or furniture oil to make it more resistant. If you wish to use soap or oil, use a suitable product. Be aware that the wood will change colour when applying soap or oil.

Please also be aware that wet untreated oak can leave stains on a surface, like a table top or tablecloth. Water extracts the natural tannins in the wood which might leave discolorations on a surface.

Buy our wood treatments here.

  

LEATHER

Why
Leather is a strong and natural material that gets a beautiful patina over time. This makes it very easy to maintain and a great match for our many wooden designs.

Cleaning
Use a suitable leather cleaner when necessary.

Maintenance
The product requires a minimum of care, but if you want to freshen up the original colour of the leather you can use a suitable leather grease.

 

BRASS PLATED STEEL

Why
Brass-plated steel is a cost-effective alternative to solid brass with an outstanding formability and brilliant appearance.

Cleaning
Use soapy water and wipe with a dry cloth.