Choose wisely
Eeeek!… It's still alive
Eeeek!… It's still alive
Wood is a living matter and in spite of the superior quality provided by the species we use, it is constantly adapting to extreme changes in temperature and humidity. So don’t expect wood to be perfectly smooth for years without any maintenance, don’t expect your teeth to stay white without brushing them!

No false promises, what you see is what you get: due to internal stress resulting from these constant adaptations the wood “warps”. This warping can among other things lead to cracking. Colour and structure changes can also appear. These characteristics are typical of the material and by choosing this material you accept them. When delivered, the wooden parts of our products are untreated. Exposure to sun and rain will gradually change their colour to silvery grey, and also roughen the surface. We strongly recommend you to regularly treat the wood with wood oil to protect it from stains and to slow down the roughening process. Along with these downsides, our wood comes with great characteristics: the production of wooden parts consumes 60 times less energy than steel parts, it's extremely durable - by sanding and oiling regularly, our tables easily reach the age of 20, you can barely see when there's dust or dirt at the surface, and it looks warm and feels comfortable when in contact with our body. It's up to you!
Your favourite hobby is cleaning?
Your favourite hobby is cleaning?
Choose white, only if you can cope with the consequences: you need to be more careful and you need to clean more often! And still, nothing will stay bright white in the outdoors, please keep that in mind.

Choose white powder coating, only when you are willing to clean the surface regularly. Nothing uglier than a dirty piece of design furniture, right? TIP: our furniture with galvanised surfaces are masters at camouflaging dirt. We also call it ‘the George Clooney of coating techniques": it gets more beautiful with age... Thanks to the material's rough texture. At first, galvanised pieces look very shiny, but they will gradually turn matte under influence of sun and rain. 
Where the sun doesn't shine
Where the sun doesn't shine
...You ‘ll need to clean more often! The sun can be incredibly destructive but it also helps keeping your furniture clean! Did you notice, the north side of a house often gets green? This is caused by lack of dry air or sun. The humidity is high, and any structure whether out in the forest or at home gets the mold, mildew and moss. The north side of anything gets the least amount of sunlight. You can’t prevent this as it’s the sun that kills and prevents the moss from growing in the first place. So, put your furniture in the sun!
The air we breathe
The air we breathe
It's all over the news: carbon dioxide emissions and more specifically emissions from diesel engines appear to be bad bad bad for health. Those emissions are left in the air but also come down at one point, for example, on your tabletop. Tree leaves, dust, CO² emissions, acid rain,... may leave marks on a spotless white surface, so keep this in mind when choosing the perfect location for your table. For the same reason we strongly advise to put - especially white - cushions inside, and always put the cover on our parasols, when not in use.
Sitting under the tree
Sitting under the tree
Choose white fibreglass tabletops and benches, only when you are willing to clean the surface regularly. Don’t use aggressive detergents or abrasives as you will scratch the invisible UV-layer. Glass fibre sawdust may stick to the surface, use gloves for installation, or clean on beforehand. Tree leaves, dust, CO2 emissions,... may leave marks on a spotless white surface, so keep this in mind when choosing the perfect location for your table and parasol.
A lesson in geography & climate
A lesson in geography & climate
You surely have noticed that our Belgian climate has few similarities with the Mediterranean climate shown in this picture. Most of our range perfectly adapts to any kind of weather, however, there are some do's and don't's when it comes to choosing the right tools for togetherness.