added by amber
(3 years ago)
The durability and beauty of wood makes it such an attractive material for counter tops. And protective finishes can not only enhance their beauty, but can also extend the life of them too.
Sealers fill in the pores of the wood so that any and all liquids your surface may encounter stay on top of the surface and can be wiped off, instead of soak in.
After extensive research on the subject, it seems like a lot of folks are using a product called "Waterlox" to seal their wood countertops. It seals and protects the wood, and unlike other types of finishes, you don't have to keep re-applying it through the years.
One option you don't want to use on counters are non-curing vegetable oils such as corn oil and olive oil. These kinds of oils tend to smell rancid over time, and won't protect them very well either.
Check out the links below to read more about Waterloxed Countertops!