TYPES OF WOOD
We recommend larch as the standard type of wood. However, beech and maple are available at no extra cost. Cedar, mahogany and teak can also be supplied on request at additional cost.
TREATMENT / IMPREGNATION
In order to guarantee the high quality of the cut timber and to reduce the humidity to an absolute minimum of 8%, the treatment of the timber is carried out in several stages:
2 years storage in the open air
14 days in a drying chamber at 45 °C
12 hours gluing of the wooden posts under pressure by using biologically decomposable, boil-proof resin glue
After the wood has been hand worked by craftsmen and finely sanded, it is then further treated:
by applying a wax impregnation with a wood protector, which is colourless, free of organic biocides, and provides preventive protection against blue fungus stain and rotting.
by repeatedly applying an even coat of the colourless plant-based hard-wax oil.
The surface, which has fine pores and is friendly to the skin, ensures easy care and hygienic cleanliness. Plant soap is recommended for cleaning. This should be rubbed in without diluting and thoroughly rinsed with water. With regular use, it is recommendable to apply hard-wax oil to the wood two to three times a year, in any case then, when you notice that the water is no longer running down in beads. After oiling allow the oil to soak in for approx. 5 hours. Each delivery includes hard-wax oil for approx. two years. Damage of a mechanical or chemical nature can be easily repaired by grinding with emery paper (grain size 220) followed by oiling. It is not necessary but nevertheless recommended to dry the wood after use.
ADVANTAGES OF WOOD
Germs and bacteria are killed through the antiseptic effect of the wood. There are no marks from lime or water drops. The wet wooden surface is not slippery, but remains friendly to the skin. Thanks to low heat conduction of the wood, the radiating warmth of the bath water is retained for a longer period. As only end-grain wood is used, there is no danger of splinters.
The delivery time in Europe is 8 weeks, overseas 12 weeks.
The guarantee on all the bathroom furniture is three years in respect of cracks and leakage.
With due care, your bathroom furniture can become a cherished antique family heirloom.