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With any timber finish, there will always be some degree of maintenance required. Timber being a natural piece will respond to its environmental conditions. Changing temperature, humidity, moisture, direct and reflected sunlight can all contribute to how each product ages. Wipe off spills immediately with a damp cloth, avoid extreme heat and humidity. Do not use harsh cleaners or furniture polish as this may cause permanent damage to the surface. If your furniture is exposed in a sunny spot, occasionally rotate the piece to allow a consistent all-round tone. Take care when placing or moving unglazed ceramics and other items with an irregular base that may scratch the surface. Slab or underfloor heating can be damaging to solid timber products, causing the bottom side to dry out differently to the top which can cause cracking. Ultimately the benefit of solid timber is it can always be refinished. 

CLEAR MATTE will hold up well over time, maintaining the natural pale tones. Regular cleaning with a soft clean cloth to remove any dust and dirt. 

CHALK will hold up well over time, maintaining the chalky pale tone. Regular cleaning with a soft clean cloth to remove any dust and dirt. 

BLACK MATTE is a solid black finish that highlights the natural features of the timber, allowing the character to show through. Regular cleaning with a soft clean cloth to remove any dust and dirt. 

BLACK SATIN is a solid semi gloss finish which tends to conceal most of the natural features of the timber, allowing only minimal character to show through. Regular cleaning with a soft clean cloth to remove any dust and dirt. 

OILED FINISH will tend to go darker and show the natural contrasting variation in the grain. The surface must be maintained regularly at least once a year with a thin application of oil. The oil treatment does provide a degree of protection but like any finish will not provide full protection. Oiled timbers will develop a natural patina that will become more beautiful over time. Avoid leaving wet glasses or vases, as this can leave superficial marks. 

OUTDOOR/ INDOOR RAW is unfinished and will naturally take on a soft grey tone over time furthering to the natural beauty when left outside. To bring back to the original pale tone a sand would be required. Depending on how exposed the product is, natural cracking may appear or become more prominent. 

RECLAIMED timber is sourced from around Australia, often varying species dependant on what is available during production or a rare find we discover. The beauty of reclaimed timber is the variance in character and tone, often with each piece being unique. It is not advisable to sit reclaimed timber directly on a rug, carpet or flooring as it can stain or damage, as the timber may leach over time.



Vacuum fabrics on a regular basis, preferably once a week using a medium to low suction to remove dust, dirt and any loose feathers. Treat spills and stains as soon as possible by wiping with a damp cloth and drying with a clean dry cloth to prevent water marks. Do not treat with fabric protection, chemical cleaners or scrub as this can alter the fabrics appearance. Any difficult stains contact a specialist fabric cleaner. To prolong the life of your upholstery, we recommend annual cleaning by a specialist fabric cleaner.  Direct sunlight may cause colour change and ageing, for longevity we recommend positioning your furniture out of direct UV light. Due to surplus die, dark jeans may leave smudges on the upholstery. 


Dry clean or gentle cold hand wash and line dry out of direct sun. 




LEATHER is an animal product characterised by the unique tone and individual markings, acquired during its life which may include creases and stretchmarks, scars and insect bites.  Some softening and stretching of the leather is to be expected with use. Wipe leather with a clean, damp cloth on a weekly basis to remove dust and dirt particles that can work their way into the hide and abrade the surface. Do not use detergent or chemical cleaners. To treat difficult stains, we recommend contacting a specialist leather cleaner. 


To preserve the beauty and longevity, vacuum your rug regularly. Shedding of loose fibres will occur with a new rug, this can sometimes last up to 6 months, depending of the composition, then will slow over time. We do not recommend using rotating or brush head vacuum cleaners on our rugs. If you encounter any loose threads or ends, please do not pull them. Simply clip them carefully with fabric scissors. Avoid continual exposure to UV light, direct heat sources such as a fireplace or gas heating as these factors may cause the fibres to fade or dry out over time. Keep rugs dry and out of dark places where there is the risk of bacteria and moisture to build up, airing once or twice a year. Dependant on foot traffic, we recommend rotating every 6 months to equalise any wear or fading. Please note it is normal that heavy furniture will flatten the pile of your rug. In most cases the pile will be restored by moving or rotating the rug to equalise wear. Items such a pot plants should not be placed on rugs, as they can cause permanent damage. If your rug becomes wet or damp, absorb any moisture with a clean dry cloth or towel and lift or raise the wet area of the rug off the floor to dry on both sides. Never use hair dryers or other heating devices to dry the area. Ensure your rug is completely dry before repositioning and placing any furniture upon it. For significant water damage to your rug, please consult a rug cleaning specialist. 

A deep vacuum two to three times a year is recommended. To deep vacuum your rug, vacuum the top side, then turn it over and vacuum the underside. This may help to loosen some of the dirt embedded in the rug. To finish, turn the rug back over and vacuum the front again.


Treat any liquid spill immediately. Water-based spills include beer, wine, soft drink, cordial, fruit juice, tea, coffee, vomit and urine. These can be treated with lukewarm water. Oil-based spills contain some type of oil, fat or greasy substance and include ice cream, gravy, mayonnaise, cream, makeup and lotions. They can be treated with detergent (1 part wool wash to 9 parts water) in lukewarm water. As our rugs are crafted from natural fibres, we recommend only using a WoolSafe Approved detergent. 

For both types of spills the process is the same. It is important not to rub in any way while cleaning the spill. Blot the spill as described previously. If the spill remains after using absorbent material, repeat the process until no more of the stain can be removed. 

For both types of spills, finish with a final treatment. In a small trigger spray bottle, mix 1 part of white vinegar and about 5 to 10 parts of clean water. Spray this onto the affected area. Cover it with a thick wad of absorbent material and add a weight on top. Leave it for 24 hours before removing and allow the rug to dry completely.

For dirt or soil, simply allow to dry and then vacuum.


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