Our European ash is stained, while the texture of the varied and somewhat linear grain remains visible. De La Espada uses a stain, which is applied evenly to the ash timber, followed by a clear, matte lacquer. The lacquer is impermeable to water, though spillages should be wiped clean immediately. For cleaning, we recommend a damp cloth or a diluted mild soap if necessary. We do not recommend furniture polish as this may damage the surface. Avoid contact with hot objects by using table mats. Avoid any impacts where possible, as damage of this nature will result in cracks to the lacquer. Prevention is the best protection from surface scratches. Always use table mats, coasters and tablecloths to ensure a beautiful long lasting surface. Keep out of direct sunlight, as this may cause the colour to fade.
Keep away from extreme temperatures and climate changes. Not for use near a radiator. Every care has been taken in manufacture to stabilize the wood to avoid warping and to allow for expansion and contraction of the timber without problems. However, it is essential that you care for your solid wood furniture by normalizing its living conditions as much as possible. A humidifier can provide a consistent climate for the wood so it does not dry out during the winter months.