All the different types of wood options available for furniture and flooring can be overwhelming. You have the more common types like oak and cedar, but what about the more unique options like timber wood?
If you’ve never even heard of timber wood, you might be wondering: What is timber wood, and how do you care for it?
What’s Timber Wood?
Timber is essentially raw lumber, taken from trees that have been cleared for other purposes or that have been harvested because of their unique bark and grain. Because they’re essentially “raw materials,” timber wood furniture and other wood surfaces are exquisite and unique.
Of course, if you do decide on timber wood furniture or other surfaces, you’ll want to maintain that investment by understanding how to care for timber wood properly. In this article, we’ll share the benefits of choosing timber wood, along with tips on how to keep it looking beautiful long term.
Benefits of Timber Wood
One of the reasons we love timber wood is because it is a renewable and recyclable resource. As it is natural and non-toxic, timber wood does not leave any foreign material in the environment.
Did you know that timber wood is a carbon positive material, which is rarely found? It doesn’t take very much energy to manufacture and process, compared to materials such as engineered hardwood or vinyl.
Timber is also known for being a natural insulator, helping to maintain the heat or cold. It is exceptionally durable and long-lasting, which is perfect for furniture you want to last a lifetime.
Timber Wood Furniture Maintenance
Proper maintenance and cleaning of your timber wood furniture are essential to keep them looking beautiful.
Finding the correct products to clean and maintain your timber furniture is essential, as you want the products to not only be effective but safe to use on such raw surfaces. Luckily for you, we have products that check both of those boxes.
Quick spot and spill cleanup
WOCA Natural Soap Spray is our suggestion as your go-to everyday cleaner for timber furniture and other wood surfaces. Floors, furniture, tables, stairs, and even toys — this cleaner is perfect for all of that. Its ready-mixed oil and natural soap mixture make it effective and easy to use, while its nourishing properties keep your hardwoods looking great and protected from dirt and liquids.
With these three easy steps, you can clean up the mess in no time:
- Shake the spray well before use.
- Spray the Natural Soap on the surface.
- Wipe the surface with a cotton cloth.
A real deep clean
Maybe it’s a deep clean that your timber furniture needs. The WOCA Oil Refreshing Soap will both clean and revitalize your pieces. Once finished, it will provide the maximum dirt and water resistance while also leaving a protective matte (non-slick) oil barrier on the surface.
Use a small quantity, as this soap goes a long way, and you do not want it to soak into the raw timber. This soap is only needed if you have build-up or residue on your furniture that the Natural Soap Spray can’t clean.
Refresh your timber furniture
The steps shared above will keep your furniture looking flawless for years, but every 3-5 years, your furniture may need a genuine refresh — especially if they’re a raw timber surface exposed to light or the elements. With WOCA Maintenance Diamond Active Oil, breathe new life into your furniture with the added protection you know and love from our products.
You’ll want to use the Natural Soap Spray to clean the piece before you polish it. Our Diamond Active Oil requires polishing into the wood, so plan to use a small amount and a clean terry cloth to rub the oil into your timber wood furniture until it’s fully absorbed. Then, leave the furniture undisturbed for 48 hours.
Only the best for your timber wood features
At WOCA, we offer only the most environmentally safe yet effective and responsible woodcare products. The durability and longevity of your timber wood floors shouldn’t be ruined by subpar products. Explore our entire line of WOCA Natural Woodcare products today to maintain the beauty and quality of your timber wood flooring and furniture today.