For Food Contact
The type of finish you choose will depend on how you plan to use your kitchen countertop, island top or butcher block. All kitchen tops created by Texas Woodworks are for food contact. However, countertops that are used as cutting surfaces are finished differently from countertops that need to be waterproof, scratch-resistant and heat-resistant.
Stand Up to Hard Daily Use
Waterlox® is a tung oil-based permanent finish that will stand up to hard daily use. It is ideal for countertops (especially those around sinks and stoves), island tops, bar tops and tabletops. It’s tough, hard, and food safe. Additionally, this finish is waterproof, heat, and stain-resistant. It gives a rich, hand-rubbed appearance while enhancing the grain and penetrating and sealing the wood fibers beneath the surface. The finish will not chip, peel, crack or wrinkle. Waterlox® finishes are available in satin, semi-gloss, and high-gloss.
Five to Ten Coats
All tops that are treated with Waterlox® receive five to ten coats. For tops in non food areas of your home that may be exposed to bleach products, we suggest using a polyurethane based product for the finish. See the Waterlox® website for additional information.