At King Living, we understand the importance of choosing the right materials for your furniture. Timber veneer and solid timber are both popular choices, each with unique characteristics and care requirements.
In this article, we'll explore the differences between these materials and provide essential tips for maintaining their beauty and longevity.
What is Timber Veneer?
Timber veneer is a thin layer of real wood applied to a less expensive material like plywood or particleboard. This gives the appearance of solid wood but at a more affordable price. Veneer's unique feature is its natural grain pattern, making each piece distinct.
Caring for Timber Veneer
- Dusting: Regularly dust with a microfibre cloth to maintain its appearance.
- Climate Control: Place away from excessive heat and humidity to prevent warping and cracking.
- Sunlight Exposure: Avoid direct sunlight to prevent discolouration.
- Surface Protection: Use protective padding and coasters, especially for heavy or hot items.
- Scratch Prevention: Avoid dragging objects and writing directly on the surface.
- Spill Management: Clean spills immediately and avoid contact with harsh chemicals.
What is Timber?
Solid timber is a natural, sturdy material with unique grain and color variations. It adds a timeless elegance to furniture but requires proper care to maintain its natural beauty.
Caring for Timber:
- Regular Cleaning: Dust regularly and polish monthly with a suitable furniture polish.
- Sunlight Exposure: Keep away from direct sunlight to prevent warping and discoloration.
- Polish Testing: Test the polish on a hidden area first and avoid silicon-based polishes.
- Scratch Prevention: Be cautious when placing objects to avoid surface scratches.
- Surface Protection: Use coasters for hot or cold items to prevent marks.
Both timber veneer and timber bring warmth and style to furniture. By following these care tips, you can ensure your King Living furniture remains beautiful and functional for years to come.