Culinary Hardwoods there are two choices of wood counter finishes
for your butcher block countertop. They are both for different
needs and purposes. Our CUL-GUARD finish is a built up spray on
finish in seven coats that is treated like furniture and gives a
maintenance free wood countertop. Our oil finish is for those that
want the natural look and feel of a hand rubbed finish, or wish to
cut and chop directly on the countertop, periodic oiling will keep
the butcher block in like new condition for life.
Natural Tung Oil
natural tung oil finish deeply penetrates to seal and protect from
within the wood fibers. Our natural tung oil wood counter finish
provides a food safe, waterproof, heat and stain resistant solid wood
surface. The oil finish is a spot repairable finish with little
maintenance. It needs to maintained about once a year simply by wiping
on and wiping off with a rag and our supplied oil to keep the butcher
block sealed and protected.
For the good look of wood that will
not be used for food prep we use CUL-GUARD a proprietary
application developed specifically by Culinary Hardwoods for wood
countertops. Itís a 7 coat system, it starts with 2 coats of
catalyzed sealer top and bottom followed by 5 coats of special
catalyzed oil alkyd. FDA approved for countertops and kitchen
furniture. Its waterproof, maintenance free, stain resistant, very
mar resistant, and moderately heat resistant (cup of coffee, pizza
box, bowl of soup). Its HAPS and formaldehyde free with absolutely
zero off gassing. Wood Counters with this finish are offered
lifetime warrantee and support
Stains to suit your style
different wood stain colors are available on all our wood countertops.
Staining your new wood countertop with one of our many stain colors is
a great way to match and contrast surrounding finishes in the home.
Custom matching stain colors are also always available.