We offer two finishing options for our tops. All of our finishes are food safe and the finish that you choose will depend on how you will use the tops and where it will be placed. It is highly recommended to at least apply a food-grade mineral oil finish, especially on orders that ship. If you still want to order an unfinished top, the warranty coverage is limited.
If you plan to use your top as a cutting surface in your home or commercial kitchen this is the best finish to choose. Mineral oil is a non-drying finish and will need to be reapplied frequently over the life of your top. This finish is food safe.
This finish is specially designed for interior wooden surfaces that are exposed to heat and moisture. It is the perfect choice for countertops, bar tops, restaurant tables, conference room tables or dining room tables. This is our recommended finish for tops that will be adjacent to sinks or for other surfaces that you do not plan to use for cutting and chopping. This finish is food safe.
For local customers, home installation is available. If you are installing the top yourself, we offer a few tips but always recommend contacting a professional to ensure that your top is properly installed.
The top should be securely fastened to the cabinet base with appropriate length wood screws. Most cabinets come with corner blocks for attaching the countertop to the base. Pre-drill pilot holes and position the top on the base. It is recommended to use undersized screws with a washer to allow for natural wood movement.
If any cuts are made to adjust the top for size or for sink or appliance cutouts, the newly exposed edge must be immediately finished.