Solid oak has been used throughout the ages for just about everything. From Viking ships to your very own Gazzda product. It’s dense, hard and strong. The high tannin content keeps most insects and fungi away. And, let’s get real: it looks stunning.
Such a noble material deserves the finest treatment, like our Hardwax oil. It is plant-based, made of carefully selected natural waxes and vegetable oils. These provide the ultimate protection by partly closing the pores, but still allowing the wood to breathe. Hardwax oil is also environmentally friendly. Everybody wins.
Find more detailed care instructions and tools in our Care and Repair Kit. Get easy fixes for small bumps, scratches and other wear and tear. Please contact your Gazzda retailer for information.
Use and care
- To enjoy your product for a lifetime, we advise you to oil its wooden surfaces once every 1-3 years (depending on usage). Don’t be surprised if your product looks brand new after you’ve treated it.
- Don’t use sharp, hot or wet objects on the product’s wooden surfaces.
- If you spill liquids (or anything else) on the product’s oak surface, wipe them off immediately.
- It’s best to keep your product out of direct sunlight to prevent fading or darkening of the wood.
- Watch out for extreme humidity levels in your home. The recommended humidity range for humans is 30-60%. The ideal level is between 45-55%. As it happens, the same level applies to your wooden product! It’s best to keep the levels as steady as possible. If the air in your home tends to be dry, you could place humidifiers in the problem areas. If humidity gets too high, be sure to ventilate your home.
- Large variations in temperature may cause your wooden surfaces to crack. The recommended temperature for humans and wooden products is between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius. The ideal temperature is 20-22 degrees Celsius.
- It’s best to keep your product away from heat sources, such as radiators. Look out too for areas in your home where fluctuations in temperature are likely, such as a balcony door or window that you open regularly. These may cause the wooden surfaces to crack.
- Storage units, tables and desks:
- It’s best not to climb/stand on your product, as this increases the risk of cracks in the wooden surfaces.
- Don’t drag your product when moving it. Lift it up instead (with at least two people for heavier items).
- To prevent stubborn stains on the tabletop, use coasters under cups, vases, glassware and similar items.
- Remember to clean the oak surfaces of your product regularly, using a dry, soft, clean cotton cloth. Once a week or so, use a damp, soft, clean cotton cloth for maintenance and stain cleaning.
- Don’t use microfibre cloths, grease-dissolving detergents, harsh chemicals or steam cleaners when cleaning the wooden surfaces of your new companion.
- To clean big or difficult stains, use lather or soapsuds of a neutral and natural soap, mixed with warm water. With a clean cotton cloth apply only the lather (not the water) on the stain, but be sure to dry the area immediately with a new, dry, clean cotton cloth.