Care and maintenance of Noyer tables
A table from Noyer should be able to last for many years, and it is important for us, that you are happy and proud about the table and that you continue to be so. Therefore we have put together a series of advice for care and maintenance of your Noyer table.
To keep an oil-treated walnut table in a nice condition, there are certain things you can do underway. Luckily these things are neither troublesome or complicated.
We treat all of our tables with two rounds of oil treatment before it leaves the workshop to make sure the foundation for maintenance is clear. When your table arrives, we recommend that you give it an oil treatment after a month and again after 6 months. Luckily it’s not complicated to oil treat the table.
You’ll receive a bottle of cold pressed flaxseed oil with your table, which is the same oil we have treated the table with. Pour a bit of oil onto the table, and use a sponge to distribute, until the whole tabletop and sides are covered (you can also treat underneath the tabletop). Leave the oil like this on the table for half an hour and then remove the excess oil with a cloth or an old tea towel that you don’t use anymore. Make sure the is no excess oil left on the table. Optimally this is done in the evening, so the table can dry throughout the night. The crucial thing here is not how long the table sits with oil, but how long it gets to harden after it has been dried with a cloth. Be aware that a small amount of excess oil might be present, which might rub off on papers and so forth, if the table has not had enough time to dry.
Remember to always dispose of oil soaked cloths / tea towels after use, by putting them in a closed bag with some water.
The treatment can be given, when the table starts to look dull or without shine. Typically cleaning supplies are made to dissolve grease and dirt, so we recommend just using a wet cloth when doing day to day cleaning of the table. If you use cleaning supplies on the table, it will need oil treatment more often.
Be aware that wood is a material which is affected by fluctuations in temperature and humidity. Therefore we do not recommend the tables for conservatories and other environments of this type, where the temperature and humidity fluctuates.
If it’s necessary, after a couple of years to sand the table to remove deep cuts or scratches, it can be done. The table is made from a large and thick piece of wood, and therefore there is enough material to sand a couple of millimetres off the top. This task does require knowledge about wood and the right tools, therefore we recommend that you contact us before doing so.
Should any situations arise where you are in doubt about what to do with your table, you are more than welcome to contact us. We will do our best to answer questions and give advice.