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Wood Product Care

Protecting Your Surfaces

Caring for your wood countertop

Permanent Satin Finish
Daily Cleaning: We recommend Simple Green all purpose cleaner

Permanent Matte Finish
Daily Cleaning: We recommend Simple Green all purpose cleaner

Waterlox Tung-Oil
Daily Cleaning: A mix of aprox. 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts water
Every Six Months: Apply a coat of Waterlox brand Original Wood Sealer

Mineral Oil
Daily Cleaning: A mix of aprox. 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts water
Monthly Maintenance: Re-apply a coat of mineral oil or Howard brand food safe butchers wax
Do I need to worry about my wood counter harboring bacteria?
No. There is no good evidence that wood harbors more bacteria than plastic. There is evidence that many woods actually kill bacteria.

Do wood counters warp?
They can warp at times due to changes in the humidity levels. This is not a problem if you follow recommended installation directions.

Do wood counters crack?
They can developed small cracks or checks. These are not considered defects as solid wood will do this naturally. They rarely become structural problems and if desired can easily be repaired by the home owner.

Do wood counters ever move or change shape?
Yes. During different times of the year they will move or change dimension. This is a natural fact of solid wood. Remember that we are not talking about plywood, which makes up virtually all wood furniture. Plywood has a much reduced reactivity to climate change.

Can I cut on the surface of my wood counter?
You can cut on the surface if you have our mineral oil finish. If you have our standard finish we recommend using a cutting board.

Can I have an undermount sink?
Yes. Our countertops are sealed to protect them against water damage.

Can I set a hot pan on my counter surface?
No. We recommend using a trivet instead. You can damage the finish and/or the wood if the pan is too hot.