Concrete Care

Caring for your concrete surface.

All of our pieces are hand polished and sealed to the highest standard possible. Concrete is an extremely durable and practical material that's easy to maintain. 

Liquid spills, including red wine, vinegar or anything acidic
Wipe up any spills as soon as possible, you shouldn’t encounter any problems. All of our tables are sealed with a high-grade Undercoat and Polyurethane. 

General day to day cleaning 
We recommend the use of a warm damp cloth. You can also use mild detergent if you prefer, but it isn't necessary. It is best to avoid cleaning with overly harsh chemical cleaners or with anything abrasive. We also recommend against any vigorous scrubbing, as to do so could compromise the surface sealant.

Concrete furniture when used for outdoors
A concrete table or bbq bench is the perfect choice for your outdoor dining space as it will certainly withstand the elements. We do however recommend not leaving any items like vases, candles or plant pots on the table for extended periods of time during heavy rain conditions. Rain water can pool underneath and leave a temporary mark. Provided it does not get contaminated with anything acidic it should fade over time (this can take up to 4 weeks). 

Heavy items, vases, direct sunlight and centrepieces
We recommend the use of felt pads, table runners or mats to sit under vases or other centrepiece arrangements to protect your concrete surface from both scratches and  mild colour change that may occur over an extended period of time if exposed to direct sunlight. Nobody ever intends on it but it’s best to avoid the risk of scratching the concrete if a heavy item does get dragged across your concrete surface and we suggest rotating your objects occasionally if exposed to direct sunlight.

Cracks and chips along the edges
Despite it's strength and durability, concrete is not immune to small chips and breakages particularly on exposed edges, if impacted with hard objects. If we're making a table for you and you have chairs with arms then we would love as much detail as possible prior to finalising your order. This information allows us to customise your piece in both table height and concrete profile so as to suit your furniture. That’s the beauty of our custom design service!  

All of the above In a nut shell!
Apply the principle, no matter what ‘Wipe as you go’... use coasters, table runners and placemats. Don’t use your concrete furniture as a chopping board, avoid high impact knocks along the edges with hard objects and don’t go regularly crazy cleaning with harsh chemicals, and as tempting as it may be… Strictly NO dancing on your table! :-)

Sealer

The Vallee sealer 

Our Deep penetrating and hardening undercoat fills the microscopic concrete pores ensuring a beautifully sealed surface in a contemporary low sheen. Finished off with our Nano Polyurethane Sealer to further assist abrasion and stain prevention. Concrete is a natural material and hence it does require care beyond laminate and ceramic products. Please see below for the correct maintenance and install systems.

It is important to closely follow the install and maintenance instructions provided.

Concrete may gain character over time.

Assembly

Cafe Tables

Require assembly. They are delivered in 3 simple pieces (pallet delivery). Top, pole, and base. Allen key assembly.

Dining Tables

Require assembly. They are delivered in 2 simple pieces. (pallet delivery) Top and legs. Hex screw and drill assembly.

Coffee and Side Tables

Delivered assembled.

Sofas, Stools and Chairs

Delivered assembled.

Sideboards

Delivered assembled.

Mirrors

Require wall mounting. Assembly pieces provided.

Maintenance 

Simply wash with soapy water and a soft, microfibre cloth. Avoid chemical cleaners and abrasive sponges and scourers.

 

Warranty

Please carefully read the warranty instructions to ensure you are happy to proceed with your purchase.