Wood & laminate

Our wood and laminate are carefully selected and meet the highest standards of quality and sustainability. Therefore, most of our wood is also FSC™-certified to ensure responsible, sustainable forestry worldwide. This is where you can learn more about our different wood and laminate variants as well as proper care.

    • Solid wood

      Solid wood is a living natural material, where every piece tells its own story that can be traced back through the different annual growth rings and knots. Our wood comes from European, sustainable forestry and nearly all wood is FSC-certified.

    • Pros and cons of solid wood

      Every material has a number of characteristics that make it distinctive. These can be an advantage, a disadvantage or both. Here you can read about the various advantages and disadvantages of solid wood.

    • Completely unique design

      Solid wood is a natural material with lots of character that can be traced in the many knots and growth rings that give the solid material character. Every single piece is felled, dried, sorted and treated responsibly and with great respect for the craftsmanship. That is why every piece of furniture in solid wood is distinctive, and that is exactly what makes solid wood an unique and popular material for dining furniture in particular.

    • Easy to maintain

      A solid, oiled surface requires minimal care, but if you provide your furniture with plenty of oil, it will reward you with an almost infinite lifetime. On the vast majority of solid wood furniture, you can sand scratches and small marks down and reapply oil or care product to recreate the original shine of your furniture. However, we always recommend that you ask at your store or contact our customer service before you start sanding your furniture.

    • Le bois est sensible à son environnement

      Le bois massif vit et respire et est par conséquent sensible à la pièce dans laquelle il se trouve. Le bois peut se rétracter ou se dilater selon son environnement. Autrement dit : Une pièce sèche à la température élevée pourra assécher le bois qui se rétractera, tandis qu'une pièce humide pourra entraîner une dilatation du bois. Par conséquent, il est essentiel de huiler le meuble et de le traiter afin d'éviter les fissures ou les torsions du bois. Le bois aura par exemple besoin de plus d'huile pendant les mois d'hiver au cours desquels l'air est plus sec qu'en été. Demandez conseil à notre aimable personnel dans le magasin le plus proche de chez vous, étant donné que l'imprégnation d'huile, l'entretien et l’assèchement varient selon le climat local.

    • Solid and vibrant expression

      The natural element is also what makes solid wood such an interesting material to work with. The natural qualities such as visible knots and various growth rings give solid wood a characteristic expression that you have to embrace. This means two solid wood tables will never be 100% identical, but will instead radiate individuality and diversity. This is something you should know and love before choosing solid wood. If you prefer a cleaner look, choose veneer for your furniture. Veneer is also lighter than solid wood, which can be a bit heavy to move around.

    • Caring for solid wood furniture

      Solid wood reacts to the room it is placed in. Therefore, heat or cold will affect the wood and will either cause it to expand or contract. That is why proper and regular care is so essential. Be sure to treat your furniture when you receive it and preferably repeat it 2-3 times a year – and remember that wood oil should be applied both on and underneath the table top for optimal results that offer full and even coverage.

    • Veneer

      Veneer is wood cut into thin layers, which are then glued together. The manufacturing process ensures a uniform surface and a clean appearance. Veneer retains the living, natural characteristics we know from solid wood, but in a slightly more uniform version.

    • Pros and cons of veneer

      Every material has a number of characteristics that make it distinctive. These can be an advantage, a disadvantage or both. Here you can read about the various advantages and disadvantages of veneer.

    • A uniform look

      Veneer consists of very thin layers of wood glued together, and this technique ensures a uniform appearance regardless of the size of your furniture. Veneer enables you to dispose of the most visible or striking growth rings and knots, giving furniture in veneer a calmer, cleaner finish.

    • Slightly lower price

      Due to the significantly lower consumption of solid wood, veneered furniture is also generally cheaper than solid wood furniture. However, veneer still possesses many of the same natural properties as solid wood, just in a lighter version.

    • Very thin layers

      The thin layers that give the veneer its clean surface also make the veneer susceptible to scratches, and these cannot be sanded to the same extent as solid wood furniture. Oiled veneer can be sanded with very fine sandpaper, while a lacquered surface does not require any treatment.

    • Natural and living

      Like solid wood, veneer is a vibrant natural material that lives and breathes, which is why it is affected by the room it is placed in. Wood can contract or expand depending on where you place it. In other words: A dry room that's very warm can cause the wood to dry out and contract, whereas a damp room can cause the wood to expand. It is therefore important to keep the furniture oiled to avoid any cracking or twisting in the wood. However, veneer is not quite as reactive as solid wood, but oil and placement are still important considerations and elements when choosing a piece of furniture in veneer.

    • Caring for your veneer furniture

      Veneer lives and breathes in the same way as solid wood. Veneer is therefore affected by heat, cold, light and the space in which it is located. Choose a place in your home where your furniture is not directly adjacent to a radiator, wood stove or panoramic window, and be sure to provide your furniture with plenty of wood oil - and preferably apply it a couple of times a year.

    • Laminate

      In Bolia, we work with HPL, high-pressure laminate, and with FENIX NTM®, nanolaminate, from the Italian company Arpa Industriale.

    • Pros and cons of laminate

      Every material has a number of characteristics that make it distinctive. These can be an advantage, a disadvantage or both. Here you can read about the various advantages and disadvantages of laminate.

    • Soft and natural

      Our different types of laminate are incredibly durable and can withstand almost anything. Fenix has a soft surface, and you can read more about maintenance and care on their own website. In general, laminate has no disadvantages, and is a highly recommended material suitable for busy homes, public spaces and kitchens.

    • Caring for your laminate furniture

      Daily cleaning can be done with a damp cloth, while we recommend Bolia Laminate Cleaner for more thorough cleaning. This provides in-depth cleaning and removes both felt tip marks and stains. Never use an abrasive powder or sponge as this has a tendency to make the surface dull and create scratches.

    • Linoleum

      Linoleum is a soft and exclusive natural material. It's an organic product that reacts to its surroundings. As it will dry out over time, it needs extra moisture in the form of Linoleum Soap.

    • Pros and cons of linoleum

      Every material has a number of characteristics that make it distinctive. These can be an advantage, a disadvantage or both. Here you can read about the various advantages and disadvantages of lineolum.

    • Natural material

      Linoleum's natural element is both the strength and the weakness of the material. It gives a very special softness and natural quality that creates an elegant and exclusive expression. The softness also makes the material very usable, and the regular application of linoleum soap will lift the fibres again and help small scratches and marks to disappear.

    • Affected by its surroundings

      Linoleum is a natural material that lives and breathes, which is why it is affected by the room it is placed in. Linoleum will naturally lose moisture and elasticity over time through heating and cleaning and it is therefore important to restore moisture by regularly adding moisture through linoleum soap. Care and maintenance is therefore important and you need to be aware that linoleum will respond to its surroundings before purchasing any furniture with a linoleum surface.

    • Caring for your linoleum furniture

      Linoleum table tops are pre-treated with care products before you receive them, but we recommend that you use Bolia Linoleum Care before you start using it – repeat several times if necessary, until the surface is saturated.

    • Lacquered and painted surfaces

      A painted surface allows you to play around with colours, at the same time as it creates a protective membrane without the use of care products, which extends the life of the furniture. A lacquered wood surface is a protective membrane that lies on top of the wood's natural structure. It maintains the natural look of wood, but has a protective layer that prevents dirt and suchlike from penetrating into the wood.

    • Advantages with lacquered surfaces

      Every material has a number of characteristics that make it distinctive. These can be an advantage, a disadvantage or both. Here you can read about the various advantages and disadvantages of lacquered surfaces.

    • Partially sealed surface

      When you lacquer a surface, the lacquer acts as a seal that protects and prevents dirt and suchlike from entering the material under the lacquer. In Bolia, we love the natural expression characterised by wood, which is why we don't lacquer wood with a full-lacquer, instead we give the wood a half-lacquer, which still requires some maintenance. However, the lacquer still helps against moisture and dryness in a room, and lacquered wood surfaces are therefore not as susceptible as oiled surfaces in solid wood and veneer. Lacquered surfaces on all other materials than wood, are fully lacquered and therefore have a sealed surface that requires no treatment other than a damp cloth when needed.

    • No treatment

      Surfaces with lacquer don't require any care or treatment, so they are very easy and clean materials for e.g. your dining table or coffee table. Lacquered surfaces combine the best of two worlds, which makes the surface extremely useful in all types of homes.

    • Caring for lacquered surfaces

      In general, a lacquered surface is strong but not scratch-free. Do not pull items across the surface. Clean with a well-wrung cloth. Never use abrasive cleaners, such as abrasive powder and cream, as they can make the surface dull and create scratches. Don't place tealights, saucepans and other hot objects directly on the surface, as this can leave marks.

    • Wicker

      Wicker is made from natural materials, which behave in a similar way to solid wood. This means that wicker furniture is affected by its surroundings and can therefore contract or expand depending on where the furniture is placed in your home.

    • Pros and cons of wicker

      Every material has a number of characteristics that make it distinctive. Here you can read about the various advantages and disadvantages of wicker.

    • Easy to maintain

      The woven design requires less care than other materials, so a clean, well-wrung cloth is enough to maintain the design's elegant and stylish surface.

    • Affected by its surroundings

      Wicker is made from natural materials that live and breathe, which is why it is affected by the room it is placed in. In other words, a dry room that's very warm can cause the wicker to dry out and contract, whereas a damp room can cause the wicker to expand. You should therefore consider where you place your furniture, to avoid any changes in the appearance of your furniture and the wicker surface.

    • Caring for wicker furniture

      Generally, wicker furniture is easy to maintain, and a clean, well-wrung cloth is enough to help extend the design's life. We recommend that the frequency you clean your furniture depends on how often you use it and how prominent its position is in your décor. If the furniture takes centre stage in your home, you may need to clean it more often.