wood is a main building material that is obtained from the trunk of trees. Each wood species has different properties: different color, different density and different characteristics of the grain. Over time, many types of different woods have been created and it is good to know the differences:
Wood is a living material and simply use a soft, damp cloth for cleaning. The use of stain removers containing acetone, ammonia, trichlorethylene and alcohol must be avoided. Over time the wood undergoes natural variations in color and to delay this process it is best not to leave the table under the windows in direct sunlight.
MDF is an artificial wood. The abbreviation MDF stands for shortening the English words medium density fiberboard, which translated into Italian means medium density fiber panels. This type of panel is manufactured with a dry process starting from fine and uniform wood fibers, which bind together through the use of resins, heat and pressure.
The MDF table tops have a uniform color; unlike pure wood, they do not have veins, thus facilitating their use and cleaning.
MDF can be totally recycled: at the end of its life it must be taken to the ecological islands now present in all large and small towns. MDF panels are characterized by their uniformity and homogeneity throughout their thickness. This material is suitable for the extendable dining tables and the round tables with diameters of 120 cm 160 cm and 180 cm.
For everyday cleaning, simply wipe the laminate with a not too wet damp cloth. The only things to avoid regardless of the finish of the laminate are: never use ammonia-based products that make the surface opaque and avoid wetting it excessively as despite being resistant to humidity, too much water can cause infiltrations and bubbles.
The various elements deriving from wood processing are subjected to die-casting: shavings, powders, resins and wood fibers, the Laminate panel is obtained. These are then coated with a thin sheet of aluminum oxide or melamine resin (which is why the wood laminate is also called "plastic laminate").
The surface of the panel obtained can have the most varied finishes: matt satin, glossy, or printed; it can even be decorated with wood or marble effect, thus making the laminate very easily confused with the materials it imitates. Thanks to die casting, the laminate is very hard and resistant, sometimes even preferable to wood in the making of table tops. It is resistant and the color lasts over time without undergoing any change. In addition, it is very easy to clean. This material is suitable for custom-made, extendable and round tables with diameters of 120 cm 160 cm and 180 cm.
For everyday cleaning it is sufficient to wipe the laminate with a damp cloth that is not too wet. They should be avoided over-wetting as despite being resistant to humidity, too much water can cause infiltrations and bubbles.
Never use ammonia-based products that make the surface opaque.