Finish Options

Hand-Rubbed Oil Finish (Best for Kitchens)
No other wood countertop finish delivers such an effective combination of food-prep-safety and easy, long term care. The rich luster of hand-riubbing showcases wood's natural beauty.

A proprietary blend of food-safe oil and hard natural waxes utilizes the latest in Northern European food-safe finish technology to provide excellent moisture resistance without sacrificing food-prep safety. Our Hand Rubbed Oil Finish block out liquids and dirt whilst (here’s the best part) requiring only easy twice-yearly ongoing maintenance treatments. And, scratches can be easily removed. But, don’t forget; this is our exclusive finish. Mineral oils, tung oils and even “butcher block” oils won’t provide the same convenience and protection.

Super Top-Coat Finish
Our "permanent" finish option. Ideal for Bath, Bar and Furniture. While no clearcoat can claim true permanence and none are food-prep-safe (not suitable for chopping), we do offer this finish option in both standard and Commercial/Bar grades for non-food-prep areas. This finish option requires additional cost. Click here for more information on Wood Finishes.

COVID-19: Disinfecting your wood countertop

Please use only the correct products and practices when disinfecting your wood countertop, or you might ruin the finish.

CafeCountertops has done extensive testing to confirm what our tech experts had already advised. Firstly, your wood countertop is a lean, mean bacteria-chomping machine in its own right. The only cleaning method we can officially recommend is to wash your countertop once a week with our Gentle Wood Wash (available on Amazon). This ph-neutral soap will clean the top properly without harming the finish.

If you must use a disinfectant, we can’t guarantee you won’t harm your finish, but our testing did reveal certain best practices. Spray disinfectants such as Lysol and Microban are preferable to harsh cleaners. MODERATION is key. Lightly spray the surface, wait only the absolute minimum recommended time for disinfection (typically 30 seconds), then rinse the surface thoroughly with a damp cloth, then dry with a towel. Wait a minimum of one week between treatments.