The table top is made of compact laminate, which is made of paper impregnated with resin, pressed together under the application of high pressure and heat so that the layers of paper form a hard, homogenous plate. The coloured surface paper is impregnated with melamine, which makes the compact lamin... More
The table top is made of compact laminate, which is made of paper impregnated with resin, pressed together under the application of high pressure and heat so that the layers of paper form a hard, homogenous plate. The coloured surface paper is impregnated with melamine, which makes the compact laminate extremely durable. We use a type of steel known as AISI 304. The steel has been shot-peened to increase the strength of the steel along the welds and make the surface more weather resistant at the same time. Differences in colour can occur if new furniture is combined with older furniture. This is caused by differences in time of production, or long time exposure to hard sun light. Maintenance and cleaning – Compact laminate We recommend lubricating the edges with furniture oil 2–3 times a year. This reinforces the black colour and also inhibits the absorption of moisture. No other special maintenance is required for this material. In normal use, clean the laminate using a universal detergent dissolved in hot water. For stubborn stains, apply concentrated detergent or washing-up liquid, then dry with a damp cloth and preferably rinse with clean water several times. If using aggressive detergents, first test on an inconspicuous part because of the risk of discolouration. Marks made by solvent-based pens are best removed using ethyl alcohol, and pencil marks are best removed using an eraser. Some chemicals, strongly staining fruit juice, etc., may discolour the surface if not immediately removed. The use of abrasive materials such as steel wool, scouring powder, etc., is not recommended. Soft soap and soap flakes are also unsuitable because the residue they leave dulls the surface. However, this residue can be removed using a universal detergent. Cleaning and care instructions – Stainless steel The steel may tarnish when used outdoors. The tarnish will not corrode the steel per see and can be removed using a scouring pad. Clean daily using a wrung cloth, adding a little liquid dishwashing detergent to the cloth, if preferred. Maintain the steelframe using the enclosed Gleerustol polishing agent to protect the steel against tarnish and rust transfer. Maintain the steelframe at regular intervals as necessary. Winter storage If used outdoors, it is recommended to store the furniture under cover – such as in a garage or cellar. Because of the possibility of moisture being absorbed at the edge, we recommend storing the tabletop in a dry, preferably frost-free area during the winter. If the tabletop is stored in a dry garage, for example, or at least under a roof, it will normally tolerate some frost. Disposal Dispose of the product at your local waste receiving station.