Wipe clean with a damp cloth and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Occasional application of beeswax based furniture polish is recommended to maintain the finish in top condition. Do not use a silicone-based product, as it will cause a build-up of silicon on the surface, which can discolour and dry out your timber. Natural movement of the timber is a normal occurrence as the timber adapts to your home. Care should be taken to avoid extreme heat conditions, moisture and light, as these can cause the wood to swell, shrink or start to show small signs of cracking. Strong light can affect the colour in some cases. To give extra protection against hot cups, plates etc and accidental spillages, it is always best to protect the beauty of your table with place mats.