Caring for Your Butcherblock Countertops

There are many different types of countertops out there. With choices ranging in everything from wood to stone to stone composites, home and business owners have a wide variety of choices to choose from. If you are looking for countertops that are warm, natural as well as affordable, you can’t do better than choosing butcherblock countertops. While many people get nervous around the thought of butcherblock countertops, the maintenance is not nearly as time-consuming as people think it to be! When caring for your butcherblock countertops, there are just a few things that you need to keep in mind.

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Butcherblock countertops will need to be sealed about one time every month in order to maintain their finish as well as protect the butcherblock countertops surface. Butcherblock countertops should be sealed with a light finish of mineral oil, since this is both protective and food-safe. Before sealing, your butcherblock countertops should be clean, dry and lightly sanded (fine grit sandpaper only) if scratches are present.

Using a lemon half, rub along any stains or marks that might be present. You can use baking soda or a sprinkle of salt on particularly stubborn stains. After the surface is clean, dry and sanded, using a clean cloth to wipe a thin layer of mineral oil along the entire surface is all you need to care for your butcherblock countertops!

To learn more about caring for butcherblock countertops, please come and see us today at Northern Granite Works where we can help you select the right butcherblock countertops or give you maintenance tips. We look forward to talking with you!