How to Clean and Care for Your Canadel Furniture

, published on December 18, 2023

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It’s an undeniable fact: wood furniture is ageless! Adding warmth and timeless elegance to any decor, this noble, natural material is a favorite when it comes to choosing new furniture.

Known for their wonderful customizable dining room and living room furniture, Canadel guarantees quality, style and durability. Painstakingly assembled and hand-finished by skilled and passionate craftspeople, our pieces are true treasures that will never go out of style.

That being said, if you want your furniture to retain its lustre and elegance, taking proper care of it is a must. Read on to find out which products to use and avoid and learn more about best practices!

The main type of wood used in Canadel furniture is birch wood. However, various imported hardwood species are also used in certain collections.

For Cleaning, a Light Touch is Key!

Cleaning Wood Surfaces

We recommend that you clean your furniture with a damp cloth and a mild soap, such as dish soap diluted with water. Be sure to wipe the surface completely dry immediately after cleaning.

Tip: to remove grease stains, use a mixture of one part water and one part vinegar.

Cleaning Glass and Porcelain Tops

Our experts recommend using cleaning products designed for glass, such as Windex® or Bon Ami®, for your glass or porcelain tabletop. Note that the most effective product may vary depending on the dirt, residue or stain type. We therefore suggest you test different products to see which best suits your needs.

Cleaning Fabrics

Canadel offers a wide range of options, from leather and velvet to various fabrics made from different materials. Cleaning methods, therefore, vary depending on the selected fabric. To learn more about the care of your fabric, look underneath your product for a label with a cleaning code and specific recommendations.

If there is no label underneath your furniture, check your invoice for the fabric code or contact your retailer, who will be able to provide it. You can also refer to this Chart for further information.

General Recommendations:

  • Before thoroughly cleaning the fabric on your chairs, benches or stools, always do a preliminary test in a small, inconspicuous area.
  • After a spill, act quickly to remove stains.
  • Always start by blotting the spill and avoid rubbing.
  • Clean the stain first, then the entire surface quickly to avoid rings.
  • For stubborn stains, consider contacting a professional cleaning company.

A Few Valuable Tips

  • Solid wood is very sensitive to temperature and humidity variations because it is a living material. To protect your furniture, maintain a constant humidity level, ideally between 30% and 50%. If these conditions are not met, your furniture could crack and warp. Finishes may also be affected.
  • Store extension leaves as close as possible to the table to maintain the same humidity level. Therefore, storing them in an upstairs closet is better than in a damp basement.
  • Avoid placing your furniture too close to a radiator, hot air vent or wood-burning stove.
  • Don’t use wax or abrasive products, as these can damage the finish of your furniture. Products containing alcohol or ammonia should also be avoided.
  • Never place a hot object directly on your wood furniture; this can cause heat stains.
    • If your furniture has a white heat stain, Canadel has a tip to remove it. Put a towel in the dryer until warm or hot. Remove and place quickly over the stain, using small circular movements. This should help remove the stain. Please note that Canadel cannot be held responsible if this tip was done incorrectly and has caused further damage to your furniture.
  • Never leave liquid directly on the wood, as it could damage your furniture. The wood could crack and warp.
    • In the event of water infiltration, quickly put raw rice on the surface. This tip, used in a timely manner, can help limit infiltration damage.
  • To protect the finish of your furniture, avoid daily exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Never use a “magic eraser” cleaning pad or abrasive sponge on wood.
  • Avoid sliding objects across the table. Friction can scratch and damage the surface.
  • Use coasters, placemats or a tablecloth on your table every time you use it to avoid scratches.
    • If your tabletop has a few scratches, our experts recommend using an oil of natural origin for wood (transparent or 00-natural) to help erase them.
  • A butcher’s block should be treated with food-grade mineral oil on a regular basis.
  • All skids or pads can wear and sometimes detach from chair legs. Worn or missing pads can quickly damage your floor and should be checked regularly.

These handy tips will help preserve the beauty of your furniture and keep it as good as new for years to come. Any questions? Share them with us in the comments! We’ll be happy to answer you.

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2 Comments

  • Tom Wilman says:

    We purchased a table from you, and were wondering if it’s alright to put a glass top on it to protect it?

    We are thinking of a 1/4″ tempered piece x 54″

    Let me know

    thank you,

    tom wilman

    • Canadel says:

      Hello Tom,

      Thank you for contacting Canadel. We do not recommend using protective glass on your table. It can be heavy, and can have an impact on your table’s performance. We suggest protecting your table with a tablecloth or placemats when using it, to help prevent scratches.

      I hope this information is useful to you. Please contact me if you have further questions. I will be happy to help you.
      Have a great day.

      Tanya
      Marketing Coordinator

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