Engineered wood veneers are popular for applications such as wall paneling where there is need for consistency over large spaces. They are affordable when compared to hardwood and are available in a vast range of designs, making them one of the most preferred materials for interior designers and architects. Once you are done decorating your spaces with wood veneered panels and furniture, it is crucial to know how to care for the surfaces. This includes being alert to common causes of damage so as to avoid them. In this blog, we share four things that can damage wood veneers. Read on.
1. Excessive Exposure to Light
Excessive exposure to sunlight is one of the most damaging things for wood veneers. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can lead to fading of the surface over time. This type of fading may not be overly visible but if objects are placed on the surface and then removed after some time, the fading will be easily visible. To prevent this, it is best to avoid placement of veneered furniture or panelling in any location where it will be exposed to direct sunlight.
Any spills of liquid on veneered furniture need to be soaked off as soon as possible. If left for a longer time, liquid will seep through the veneer surface loosening the glue and causing the veneer to lift from the substrate. The best way to clean any liquid spills is with a kitchen towel or clean dishcloth.
3. Scratching and Scuffing
Scratches on veneer surfaces usually happen by accident. For people with pets in the home, however, furniture is more prone to scratches. Getting rid of scratches and scuff is fairly easy. You need to wash any silicone wax or grime with a mild soapy solution. After that, apply a good quality furniture polish using a soft cloth. If the scratches are deeper, you may need a wax filler to get the job done.
4. Lack of Proper Maintenance
Although engineered wood veneers are highly durable, they need regular maintenance and cleaning to maintain their shine for extended periods. Proper maintenance of wood veneers includes regular application of wood oils and protective sealants that help prevent any staining or damage to the veneered surfaces.
Decowood offers wood veneers in a vast range of color tones and textures. From natural to engineered veneers, you can always find a veneer design that meets your decor requirements. To learn more about available engineered wood veneers, contact Decowood Veneers from Greenlam Industries at 18008330004, or fill out our contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.