Wood is a natural material that responds to changes in temperature and humidity. These changes set up tremendous internal forces in wood countertops. Their shape and dimensions will change slightly with the seasons. Make sure to follow our Wood Countertop Installation when permanently installing a butcher block countertop.
Keep your wood countertop dry, away from direct heat, and maintain it according to the directions below. Please see below for care instructions relating to the specific finish type you have selected on your wood countertop.
The Original Butcher Block oil finish is food safe, hypoallergenic and non-toxic. It is commonly used for butcher block countertops used for direct chopping and wood countertops that require a “green” finish. It is also safe for people with nut allergies as it does not contain Tung oils. The Original Oil Finish keeps the wood from drying out and cracking. A butcher block countertop with oil finish will require ongoing oiling to protect the piece and will develop a deep rich patina over time.
Follow the instructions below to get the best possible performance from your oiled wood top:
Durata® finish does not require ongoing maintenance; it is a true permanent finish that does not require re-application. Durata is a commercial grade wood countertop finish that graces the finest homes, restaurants and pubs across the nation. Follow the instructions below to get the best possible performance from your Durata® finished wood countertop:
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Posted February 26, 2014
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