We want you to be confident in your purchase and gain the maximum life and value from your Arslan Wood Designs products, so we have compiled the following guidelines to assist you. However, should you have any further questions, please contact us directly. Correct care of hardwood, softwood, and olive wood products can massively increase their longevity in use. Wood products are not suitable for dishwashing and should be washed in warm soapy water only. They should not be left to soak in water, as this will cause damage to the product and should be dried immediately after washing. It should also not be left in direct sunlight and be stored in a cool dry place. Wood products can dry out with use, so occasional application of vegetable oil or food safe wood treatment oil will help to keep the original natural appearance and prolong the life of the product. Over a reasonable period of time, depending on the level of usage, you should expect the products surface to show a level of wear and tear due to the nature of wood.