Wood dining room tables require more attention than dusting them once in a while. Since they’re often a major furniture investment, taking care of them makes financial sense. Proper care can also keep them looking their best and save you the cost of a replacement. Lets look at some useful tips on how to take great care of your wooden dining room table. First of all, be sure to clean your table after it has been used. The best way to do this is to use warm water with Murphy’s Oil soap (or a similar product). Soak a soft cloth in the soap solution, squeeze the water out so it is damp, and then wipe down the table surface thoroughly. Following this, be sure to use a dry cloth to wipe over it after cleaning, leaving the surface as dry as possible. Wooden dining room tables should still be cleaned at least once per week in this manner if they are not used frequently.
Use coaster and mats for placing down mugs, cups, glasses, plates, bowls, and so forth – especially when containing hot food or drink. Then, the problem some people might find with wooden dining room tables is that if sunlight is regularly hitting only one area of the table, it can discolor that area leaving it with an inconsistent finish. This tends to be undesirable, therefore it’s best to keep it out of direct sunlight all together if possible, unless it is an outdoor dining table of course.