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Maintaining a Butcher Block Countertop

One of the primary issues to consider with a countertop installation is the best material for your particular needs. There are multiple options to choose from in this category, and finding the right alternative for your intended purpose is crucial to your chances of integrating an efficient solution with your endeavor. If you plan on using this fixture as an additional workspace instead of a simple aesthetic centerpiece, butcher block countertops represent a perfect solution, serving as a cross between a statement piece and a functional worktop. 

As dependable as butcher block countertops are in terms of durability and longevity, it’s crucial to ensure that you play your role in ensuring these attributes are a mainstay with your fixture. Some effective maintenance strategies you can implement with your butcher block counter include:

Regular Cleaning 

All Jackson WY Countertops should be cleaned regularly as part of their maintenance. This is one of the easiest and most effective ways of maintaining the quality and functionality of this fixture, not to mention encouraging adequate levels of hygiene. Wiping down your butcher block with some warm water and soap after use is highly recommended, and will only take a few seconds and hardly any energy. You should rinse the surface with a wet clean cloth or sponge after the initial wipe-down to remove the remnants of soap. You can scrub the surface with a bristled brush when dealing with stubborn stains that are not receptive to a more delicate approach. It’s essential to ensure that you don’t saturate the counter with water and you wipe the area dry after soaping it up and rinsing it off, to avoid any potential water damage. You can use vinegar for more mulish blemishes. 

Applying a Sealant 

Another effective means of protecting your counter’s surface is by applying a suitable sealer. There are several options available in the market, and choosing an effective solution is crucial to your chances of success. Using mineral oil represents a great alternative for individuals looking for a nontoxic approach because of children in the house. You will first need to apply the mineral oil regularly at the start to ensure that the wood soaks sufficient amounts of the sealer. After regular application in the first one or two years, you can then ease up on the amount you use, but you should never stop using it completely. When applying generous mounts at the beginning, it’s advisable to let the sealant settle for a few minutes to give it time to soak into the wood. Afterward, you can wipe off the excess oil with a soft towel. Mineral oil not only serves as a protective cover for your counter but also gives it an attractive sheen that significantly enhances aesthetics. 

Implementing Cutting Boards

One of the primary elements to consider when choosing a counter is the practicality of the solution. Quartz and marble, for instance, are great aesthetic solutions but can also be quite delicate. Implementing a dedicated workspace via inbuilt cutting boards is an effective way of avoiding any cracks or nicks that develop because of regular impact from cooking activities. Its implementation also offers a focus point for cleaning, maintaining hygienic levels, and creating an organized setup. For the best countertop solutions in the market, call us today! Custom Royal Countertops and Tile, your preferred contractor!

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