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Installing Our Wooden Worksurfaces: A Nutshell Guide

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  1. I am reading your information guide regarding pre-installation of wooden worktops and I wonder if you could answer a few questions before I continue my enquiry.
    1. Is it just a recommendation by your company to use Rustins Danish Oil or will any other worktop oil do the same job. Is it only this make or if another oil is chosen and applied in sufficient coats, can I choose to use my own brand. Is Rustins Danish Oil the only course of action. If I purchase wooden or oak worktops from you, would not using Danish Oil invalidate a guarantee on the worktops?
    2.Is it just a recommendation to use a moisture barrier below the worktop above washing machines and dishwashers. Will sufficient coats of Oil and aftercare oiling give sufficient protection in those accessible areas. Are there other means of protection or is this the only course of action. I need to know because I have found that allowing the washing machine or dishwasher to cool down before opening the door is not only practical but common sense.

  2. Hi Graham,

    Apologies for not replying sooner. Here are the answers to your query, which I hope may help you to make a decision on your purchase:

    In answer to your first question, we only recommend using Rustins Danish Oil as it is compatible with the oil used in our pre-oiling finish and guarantees a long-lasting, low-lustre finish that we approve for treating our timber products. Of course, you may wish to use another type of oil or finishing treatment if you prefer, though we cannot be held liable for any issues that may be caused by doing so. Using Rustins Danish Oil forms part of our installation and aftercare guidelines, so using an alternative treatment may technically void your warranty, though – if you are unfortunate enough to have an issue with the worktop – we will still consider each case individually.

    Secondly, we would most definitely recommend the use of a moisture barrier on the underside of any of our worktops when used above hot or cold appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers or ovens. Additional coats of oil will help to add extra protection to the timber, but a moisture barrier serves to fully reflect both moisture and heat from damaging the underside of the worktops.

    If you have any further queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch again.

    Kind regards,

    Ben @ Worktop Express.

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