If you’re considering getting a wooden slab for dining, studying or have recently purchased one, you might be asking this— How do we maintain and properly care for it? In this article, we go into the magic behind our prized finishing, the Rubio Monocoat, and some easy tips and tricks to ensure that your table will always remain as good as new!
What Is It and Why We Love It
The Rubio Monocoat is a well-known finishing used for all sorts of wooden furniture and flooring. This has also been the go-to choice for numerous commercial projects all over the world such as for the Weissmann Museum, USA and Erasmus University, Netherlands!
“I like (the) Monocoat because of its beautiful simplicity..
The appearance is quite beautiful, and likely similar to other linseed oil-based finishes.” - Ziggy, The Year of Mud
“Rubio - The best hardened oil finish ever!” - Pete’s Hardwood Floors
We couldn’t agree more! We don’t call it prized for nothing; this organic finishing has many wonderful properties that makes it truly one of a kind. This plant-based oil contains natural, toxic-free ingredients and is a 0% volatile organic compound (VOC). This environmentally-friendly feature makes it not only food safe, but also safe for children!
Brings Your Table to Life
The beauty of a wooden table is definitely something to be marveled at. From its natural, unique grains to the organic characteristic of the wood structure, the most beautiful thing about it is that each and every piece is unique and no two are the same.
Thanks to the amazing technology behind the Rubio Monocoat, polishing with this hardwax oil really brings out its natural accents and enhances the beauty of its timber grains. Furthermore, it leaves the table feeling matte and absolutely flawless. Most wooden tables are normally polished with varnish or polyurethane (PU) which gives it an old-school glossy finishing.
Many homeowners are usually unaware that in order to keep the protective qualities of these traditional finishings, it requires a lot of maintenance. With the Rubio Monocoat, we can attain the durability of a higher end surface finish without having to constantly fuss on its aftercare. With that being said, let’s talk more on how to maintain your Rubio table!
Easy Maintenance and Repair
One of the frequently asked questions that we receive is how does one maintain their wooden table? The answer is— it’s super, duper easy! The Rubio Monocoat oil is engineered in such a way that it protects both the surface and core of the wood, giving it a good protection against water and making it highly scratch resistant! If you’re considering to purchase any of our American Black Walnut wooden slabs, don’t forget to add a Rubio Maintenance Care Kit into your cart as well.
This Easy Care kit contains all the maintenance products that your table needs. Here’s a quick guide on what each product is used for:
RMC Soap - Routine cleaning
RMC Maintenance Oil - Refreshes the colour
RMC Oil - Restores the colour and repairs local scratches
Watch this video to see how it all happens!
Furthermore, isolated damages are really easy to repair on the spot! A man-made scratch or stain can be easily rectified by using the RMC Oil. You don’t have to worry about it affecting your original finishing next to the damaged area as only the open (damaged) wood fibers will take the touch-up coating. Your table will look as good as new with the sheen blending in perfectly. With that being said, the life-span of your table can last even longer and nobody would even notice that there were any damages!
If you’re an eco-friendly consumer or looking for an upgrade from the traditional finishes or just want something that is super low maintenance, our tables finished in the Rubio Monocoat is a great choice for you!
Not sold yet? Then we strongly urge you to come down our showroom located at 315 Outram Road #06-02, Tan Boon Liat Building S169074 to have a feel of the tables yourself!