The quality of Iroko hardwood allows us to make the table top segments out of one piece of wood. Our suppliers have their own concession and guarantee to deliver only the best quality Iroko hardwood, with a clear chain of custody. As a result, any type of fraud along the way from origin to customer is excluded. An ISO certificate can be presented into which the most important conditions have been integrated on ecologic and socio-economic plan, thus also guaranteeing sustainable entrepreneurship. The color and the characteristics of the wood are similar to teak. After intensive consultation with amongst others the university of Ghent, Iroko came out best.
Iroko wood requires little or no maintenance. It can however be useful to remove persistent dirt from time to time, using water and a (soft) brush. We strongly advise against using a high-pressure cleaner, as this will roughen the woodâ€™s smooth surface and irreparably damage the woodâ€™s fibres. If you want to maintain the woodâ€™s natural colour, you should treat it with teak oil or with another colourless wood protection product (oil). Depending on the climate, this should be done once or twice a year. If you leave Iroko wood untreated for a long time, it will get a silver-grey patina. If you do not like this patina, you can treat the wood with hardwood furniture oil. This treatment maintains the woodâ€™s flexibility, but is not necessary: it is up to you to decide which effect you prefer. Bear in mind however that even with an oil treatment the colour of the wood will change under the influence of UV-light and moisture. To keep the surface nice and smooth, we advise you to slightly sand the wood every year.
Wood is a living matter and, in spite of the superior quality provided by Iroko, outdoors it constantly has to adapt to extreme changes in temperature and humidity. Due to internal stress resulting from these constant adaptations the wood â€œwarpsâ€. This warping can among other things lead to cracking. Changes in colour or wood structure may also appear. These characteristics are typical of the material and by choosing this material you accept them.