How to Look After Your Wooden Worktop - Advice & Maintenance

There is something very timeless and stylish about wooden worktops, but they do require some maintenance.

Here are some of our top tips on how to care for them:

  1.      Never place hot pans or trays directly onto the worktop as they can stain or burn. Where possible, use a trivet to protect the worktop.
  2.      Wooden worktops don’t need cleaning products used on them, as this can result in staining. Instead, try using a soft cloth with some washing up liquid on it, ensuring any water is dried afterward.
  3.      Always use a chopping board rather than cutting directly on the work surface, as this can result in marks and scratches. Deep scratches can only be removed by lightly sanding the surface, and re-oiling.
  4.      Never over-wet the wood. Any spills should be mopped up as soon as possible to stop watermarks.
  5.      When the water no longer pools into drops on your worktop, it may be time to re-oil. We recommend any kind of Osmo oil. Keeping your worktop well oiled will help it to look as good as the day it was fitted.

Although wooden worktops do take some maintenance as it is a natural product, each piece will naturally have a different grain meaning you never have the same piece twice. It also looks better with age. Depending on the timber you use, the colour can darken the older the timber gets.

So, be brave and think about how a timber worktop can brighten up your kitchen. Contact us to find out how we can help you.