Kettal | Care & Maintenance
Aluminum is one of the most corrosion-resistant metals in existence. Kettal selects and continuously controls its raw material aluminum in regard to chemical composition, hardness and elasticity through stress, bending and temperature tests. Once selected, the aluminum is painted with polyester powder (used in the automobile industry) applied electrostatically. This finishing process lends superior surface quality and weather resistance.
The teak used in Kettal products is obtained by selecting the best trunks from sustainably managed plantations controlled by Perhutani. Only the most appropriate trees are selected, one by one. The area used is the central part of the trunk, as it is the straightest and free of branches. From this painstaking selection process we obtain our teak, one of the finest in the world. The wood is planed to give it a more natural feel, and a sealant is applied. All Kettal teak products are provided with a waterproof sealant, which should be applied every three months**Note: Being a natural material, teak may change color or even crack due to humidity levels and sudden changes in temperature. Left outdoors, teak undergoes a natural process of oxidation that affects its color, which turns an attractive silver-gray shade**
Teak furniture is treated with a waterproof sealant to protect it from damp and stains (as long as they are cleaned immediately); however, this sealant naturally wears off over time. We recommend treating the wood with sealant every three months, more frequently in the case of hotel and catering establishments. To restore the original appearance of teak, sand all over and apply teak sealant
Oak selection as a material for Kettal is due to the optimal characteristics of this type of wood. It's one of the strongest and long lasting woods in the market. The oak wood is very attractive since it has a beautiful light grain natural color and the smoothest feeling when touched. In fact it is a highly resistant material due to its antifungal properties. Our oak is provided from a sustainable source, using naturally fallen trunks. Even though oak wood is very durable, the tree lifespan is short, making this process completely sustainable.
Kettal Marble is light and strong, thanks to its technical structure, a combination of marble, aluminum honeycomb and fiberglass. It is a natural matte carbonate stone from the metamorphosed limestone family that is outstanding for its compact texture and fine crystalline structure.
Travertine marble is a hard natural stone, very sturdy in terms of outdoor use, with uneven coloration and a polished finish.
Architectural concrete made out of concrete resin. This material provides an aesthetic finish, which allows us to find the exact smoothness and color we require for our collection. Most importantly not losing the properties of concrete, which gives the architectural feeling to the product.
CEPPO DI GRES:
Ceppo di gre is a typical Italian stone which its origin comes from the mountains of Lombard, it is recognized by its elegance and exclusivity featured by its large pebbles. We provided a Gres finish, since we get the beauty of the material combined with the properties of Gres, including skid resistance and high performance. The Ceppo di Gres is an ideal option for exterior usage.
It is a painting finish developed and used exclusively by KETTAL. The concept is to apply a finishing which visually looks like ceramics, but with a strong technical development that allows it to be applied to aluminum top tables. This allows us to have the warm feeling of ceramics with the durability and quality of aluminum coatings.
MASS DYED ACRYLIC FABRIC:
Unlike surface-dyed fabrics, the fabric color is impregnated into the fiber during manufacture, providing exceptional resistance to wear and tear caused by chlorinated and salt water, sunlight and moonlight. These fabrics receive water-resistant treatment.
ANTI-UV SYNTHETIC FIBER:
The material used is high-density polyethylene with UV inhibitors and is one of the most suitable materials for outdoor use. To guarantee perfect quality, Kettal uses a mass-dyed fiber (for colorfastness) of a density higher than market standard.
A fabric with high-strength polyester yarn, covered with PVC, with wefts that may vary in accordance with each need. Porotex from Kettal can be used for seats and backrests stretched over aluminum structures and for cushions. Foam-filled Textilene cushions are completely suited to the outdoors thanks to their permeable capacity: the open plaiting of Textilene and “open” structure of its wadding mean drainage of water from the cushion occurs naturally.
Genuine cowhide used in high-wear areas. It has a stain-resistant finish and is easy to clean. One of its key features is its resistance to stains. Thanks to this and many other features, Kettal Leather requires no specific or costly maintenance.
- To Clean: For everyday maintenance, clean with a soft cloth and warm water. To extend the life of Kettal Leather, we recommend using a neutral non-oily leather care product every six months.
- Stains: In case of stains, rub gently in circles with a damp cloth from the center of the stain outwards. Dry the treated area with a cloth. Leather is a natural material, which means there may be slight variations in color.
Cord made of polyester or polypropylene thread and handcrafted, weather-resistant material.
It is a natural fiber which comes from palm lianas. It is an extraordinary material, characterized by its flexibility. Its warmness and natural nature gives the furniture a special feeling. It's a material which is recommended to be used in an INDOOR ambiance, if not it can get damaged since natural rattan fiber needs a dry area to maintain its properties.
Our rattan synthetic fiber is very exclusive due to its similarity to the natural fiber, not only visually but also by its smoothness in touch and texture. It has been designed to have a high durability in outdoor conditions. Its strength and durability can withstand extreme conditions.
Special fabric designed to last for years. It’s a membrane with a satin finish ideal for outdoor conditions due to its high UV resistance, easy cleanability and stability.