Here are the operating rules from National Standards which meets European Commission’s GPP Product Sheet. And although from time to time they give off like mothballs, but these norms are taken from practice and experience. Our alternative rules in the right column are for clarifying the official lines in “human language”. Therefore, jokes are jokes, but the basic rules of operation are still in the left column.
1. Each piece of furniture is designed for a specific purpose of use, so tabletops should be used in accordance with their functional purpose.
The purpose of the tables is business and pleasure. The main battleground of the BRAVUS tables is offices and living quarters. And what will you do with them outside the door, in fact, should bypass anyone. Dine with your family, debate with coworkers, play beer pong with friends, or twist like Pulp Fiction. The Bravus table stands up to everything, because it is made as it should. Or check with our consultants whether the chosen product is suitable for your purposes.
2. Prolonged contact of tabletops with hot objects is unacceptable.
We do not recommend placing the switched on iron on the table with a hot sole. Plates of freshly fried steak – no problem. But we even recommend trying hot s*x on the BRAVUS table.
3. It is recommended to operate the tables in rooms with heating and ventilation at an air temperature not lower than + 10°C and not higher than + 40°C, with a relative humidity of 40-60%. Significant deviations from these modes can lead to deformation and damage.
This is what Stadards says. But in fact, only extreme deviations from these indicators can lead to deformation and changes. The old oak doesn’t scare such at all. It has withstood Ukrainian weather for 150 years.
4. Placing tables closer than one meter from heating devices, air conditioners and other sources of heat or cold, as well as under prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, can cause accelerated aging of the coating, discoloration and deformation.
Standards again. We have something to beat in this game too. For example a wooden window sill. Above the battery and under the sun’s rays still stably serves for years.
5. Protect surfaces from mechanical damage, which can be caused by exposure to solid objects, abrasive powders, as well as excessive physical exertion.
A convenient feature of Bravus tables is that you can fix a mechanical nuisance by yourself. If the table is oiled, restore the surface using the kit supplied. In other cases, light polishing or the hand of a master will save.
6. Do not expose tabletops to aggressive liquids (acids, alkalis, oils, acetones, etc.) and their vapors.
Do not spill sulfuric acid, that’s for sure. And coffee, juices, soda or wine – as much as you like.
7. It is not allowed to defrost food, or leave strongly chilled objects on the table surface for a long time.
Most likely, nothing global will happen to the table, theoretically a slight color change is possible. An icy glass of Jagermeister and Kai’s heart will endure. And for defrosting food, it is more convenient to use dishes.
8. Do not cut food on the surface of the tabletop, or scratch it with a hard object.
Here about knives. We can not deny you to cut food without a board or disassemble the ram. It is your table. You will do what you want. But it is like a sickle to our hearts.
9. Care should be carried out using only high-quality, specially designed cleaning and polishing agents, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions attached to them.
We add a care set with special oils and fibers to our furniture. This is already a last resort, when the table needs to be returned to a decent look after all your experiments. Wet microfiber is enough for daily use.
10. It is forbidden to move tables in a loaded state.
Any movements should be done in an elevated state (both the table and the mood). Legs and mounts will last longer if not pushed on the floor.
11. When operating the furniture, it is not allowed to exceed the static vertical load (especially with the application of force to one point). This will protect the table from both sagging and dents.
Yanka’s hardness scale. It is expressed in the force that must be applied to a metal ball with a diameter of 11 millimeters in order to press it halfway into the wood. For oak it is 617 kg.
12. The presence of features in its elements due to the stylistic idea of the manufacturer, raw materials or natural origin, in particular: insignificant differences in texture and / or shades of solid wood, is not a defect (defect) of the goods. Wood defects are allowed on tabletops.
Each piece is unique. Firstly, all Bravus tables are exclusively made to order and taking into account almost all the wishes of the client. Secondly, if the table is made of solid wood, then you will not find two identical. Natural pattern, color, cracks and knots are unique.