Solid wood naturally has many positive properties. It can absorb moisture via the open-pored surface and release it again if necessary. As a result, wood acts like a natural air conditioner and creates a pleasant indoor climate. In addition, wood has an antistatic and antibacterial effect. That means it's naturally hygienic and so perfect for the high standards of the hospitality industry. In order to maintain the special aesthetics and quality of wooden beds over a long period of time, the material should still be gently cared for. For example with high-quality oils that act like a refresher treatment and at the same time allow the pores to breathe to preserve the beneficial properties.
For everyday cleaning to remove minor soiling, use a dry, lint-free cloth, preferably cotton. If the stain does not want to go away, the cloth can also be slightly damp. More stubborn dirt can be cleaned with warm water and a special furniture soap. Then wipe dry so that no moisture remains on the surface, which causes water marks and swelling of the wood. To make wood shine again, the bed can be treated with a professional care oil for furniture or with natural vegetable oils. Leave on for ten minutes and then polish off thoroughly with a dry cotton cloth. This will remove excess oil and keep the surface from sticking.
In addition to oil, maintenance with wax is also possible. The application follows the same steps as the oil treatment - however, oil is easier to absorb and process than viscous wax. After about twenty minutes enough wood wax has penetrated the surface. Careful polishing creates a high-quality shine. Attention: If too much wax remains – for example in depressions – this encourages unwanted dirt deposits. In general, waxed surfaces appear smoother and they are more protected from moisture. However, the wax closes the pores and the natural breathability of the wood is restricted. Only with a gently impregnating oiling are the positive properties fully retained. Apart from the different advantages and disadvantages, both oil and wax make do with natural ingredients.
Chemical cleaning agents should be avoided altogether. They attack the wood structure and destroy the noble surface of the SYMPHONIC wooden beds. Microfiber cloths and steam cleaners are also taboo for treatment. Because the natural material is alive and needs gentle care, just like human skin.