Following a few easy steps will help keep you worktop in the best possible condition. Our recommendations are as follows:
Be sure to mop up any spillages immediately with a clean dry cloth. Ensure no excess water is left around areas where there are cuts, joints or holes. Do not leave damp cloths, sponges or any other wet items on the top front edge of the worktop, as this area is more susceptible to water ingress.
Do not cut directly onto the worktop as this can result in scratches. Place a chopping board, butcher's block or worktop saver on top of the surface for this purpose. Please be aware that gloss worktops will show scratches, cuts and heat damage more prominently that a standard matt worktop.
Do not place hot pans or dishes directly onto the worktop. We recommend using a pan stand, or trivet, for this purpose.
General cleaning of the surface requires only a damp cloth and a mild detergent or non-abrasive cleaner diluted with warm water.
Abrasive scouring powders, creams and polishes should be avoided. Potentially-persistent stains should be removed immediately. Buff the worktop after cleaning with a soft cloth.
Clean with dry or damp paper towels, a cloth or a sponge.
e.g. fat, oil and dirt particles, finger-marks, lime deposits, rust, juice, coffee, tea, wax, blood, universal marker, etc.
Clean with a cloth or soft nylon brush and washing-up liquid, soft soap or washing powder. If necessary, leave for a while and then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
e.g. discoloration through long exsposure to tea, coffee, fruit juice, etc.
Clean with washing powder and household bleach (but do not repeat too often).
e.g. lead pencil, felt-tip pens, marker and ball-point pens, lipstick, crayons, wax, shoe polish, nicotine, nail varnish.
Clean with organic solvent such as acetone (nail varnish remover), methylated spirits, petroleum spirit or perchloroethylene. Please read the manufacturer's instructions carefully!
e.g. paint (water or solvent-based paints, two-component paints, spray paints), varnish stains, printing ink
Clean with water or organic solvent. Remove two-component paints immediately.
e.g. adhesives (water-based dispersion)
Clean with water or an organic solvent.
Wood is a natural material and therefore proper aftercare treatment is essential to ensure a long and trouble free life.
The Oak engineered worktops are supplied fully pre-oiled using UV hard wax oil.
No additional oiling is required for 12-24 months depending on the surrounding environment and level of worktop use and wear and tear.
When the worktop surface becomes dull and split water does not form droplets you will need to re-oil, ideally prior to reaching this stage.
The worktop can be maintained adding additional coats of Danish oil to the surface as required.