Producing a 360 Balance Board is a complex process, it is made of pressed sustainable German beech wood, treated with waterbased paints and varnishes. Since the wood are natural, patterns of each 360 Balance Board is unique, black dots are occasionally found on the board and it's normal due to the nature of the wood.
360 Balance Board can very well be used by adults as well. To get fit, stretch your back, (as a seat aid) in yoga exercises, to train balance and just because it's fun. It's possible to do a wide range of exercises on the 360 Balance Board, from relatively light to extremely heavy.
The 360 Balance Board is designed for indoor use. Outdoor play is possible for only The Original model, but because of that it will wear out sooner. Don't let is sit outside, because water and moisture will eventually effect the wood. Make sure to keep it dry.
Cleaning is best done by wiping with a damp cloth, possibly with a mild detergent. It is important to rub with a dry cloth. We have good experiences with vacuuming to clean the felt and possibly with mild ox-gall soap. Don't do this too wet, otherwise the adhesive layers and the felt could be damaged. The 360 Balance Board is a natural product and therefore ages pretty. Scratches and dents will definitely occur.
Always let children play under adult supervision and let them get used to the 360 Balance Board. Beware of fingers and toes at the edges. Teach your child from the first time to never hold the edges. Provide at least two meters of free space (also to other children) around the 360 Balance Board and place it on a flat, horizontal surface. Don't use it on a Soft Touch Tatami Mat, it may flatten the sponge inside the mat. Make sure they don't wear socks or smooth shoes, otherwise they might slip and they could fall.