Fora Form

Materials

- use, care and maintenance

Written by Tone 01.01.2020

Laquered surface

Veneer is a natural wood material. Our veneer is cut. Variations in colour, patterns and hardness may occur. All our veneer is FSC certified. Surface is treated with water based UV laquer.


Valchromat is an upcycled tabletop made from resin and surplus products from the forestry industry, a plant-dyed MDF. Surface is treated with water based UV laquer.


For regular care we recommend using a damp cloth. If needed add a few drops of dishwashing detergents. Ensure to wipe surfaces dry with a clean dry cloth. Avoid detergents with abrasive effect, and detergents containing alcohol, chlorine or ammonia. Do not use furniture polish or cleaners that contain Silicone. Spillage must be removed quickly. No maintenance is needed.

HPL-laminate

HPL or solid High Pressure Laminate is manufactured by saturating multiple layers of kraft paper with resin. The boards are fused together under heat and pressure. Tabletops in this material are durable, decorative, and has a high level of impact resistance. For daily cleaning we recommend using a damp cloth. If needed add a few drops of dishwashing detergents. Ensure to wipe surfaces dry with a clean dry cloth. Avoid detergents with abrasive effect, and detergents containing chlorine, or highly alkaline/acid. Do not use furniture polishes or wax based cleaners. For stains use a solution of 50% vinegar and 50% water. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean cloth. No maintenance needed.

Linoleum

Desktop Linoleum is a natural product based on linseed oil. Clean with a damp cloth and a PH neutral cleaner and wipe dry to remove any residues. Spillage must be removed quickly. We recommend detergents especially made for linoleum.


Treatment with Forbo Monel leaves a protective coating, and cares for the linoleum to prevent it from drying. Monel will also help restore the surface appearance and treat light surface scratches.

PUR-foam

PUR foam (Polyurethane foam) is a recyclable product, with warm, soft and anti-bacterial surface. Clean with a damp cloth and a PH neutral cleaner and wipe dry to remove any residues. Spillage must be removed quickly. Avoid detergents with chlorine, abrasive effect, or highly alkaline/acid. Do not use furniture polishes or wax based cleaners. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean cloth. No maintenance needed.

Glass

We use tempered glass. Clean with a damp cloth, and use window cleaning detergents. Avoid abrasive detergents. No maintenance needed.

Steel/Aluminium

Clean with a damp cloth and a PH neutral cleaner and wipe dry to remove any residues. Avoid detergents with chlorine, abrasive effect, or highly alkaline/acid. Do not use furniture polishes or wax based cleaners. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean cloth. No maintenance needed.

Powder coating /Epoxy coating

Powder coating provides a durable and environmentally friendly coating. Clean with a damp cloth and a PH neutral cleaner and wipe dry to remove any residues. Avoid detergents with chlorine, abrasive effect, or highly alkaline/acid. Do not use furniture polishes or wax based cleaners. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean cloth. No maintenance needed.


If the coating is damaged by scratches they may be fixed by using laquer in the same RAL colour. Contact Fora Form for more information.

Plastic

We use recyclable coloured PP (Polypropylene) palstic for our furniture. Clean with a damp cloth and a PH neutral cleaner and wipe dry to remove any residues. Avoid detergents with chlorine, abrasive effect, or highly alkaline/acid. Do not use furniture polishes or wax based cleaners. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean cloth. No maintenance needed.

A tip-off

A tip-off is to use an eraser to remove shoe stains on hard surfaces. Try on an inconspicuous area first.