Once you have got the best bespoke joinery Sussex has to offer then you should make sure that you know how to take care of the wood.
When wood is used for kitchen table tops there are a number of challenges associated with keeping the wood in good condition. The biggest challenges you will face are the problems associated with the dampness of the kitchen, and heat.
Dampness and water will cause the wood to swell, while heat can scorch your kitchen work surfaces. You can also find that a combination of heat and damp can warp the wood, so keeping on top of these two threats is your best bet.
When washing the wood always use a scant amount of water and never leave water sitting on the wood. Once water starts to spread out and pool rather than form droplets, then you need to make sure you oil it correctly.
First off make sure you use a good hard wood that has been heat treated and pre-oiled before you make your kitchen work surface with it. Once this has been done then the most important maintenance task will be oiling it regularly, preferably once every six months.
You will want to do this with a Danish oil, and coat the tops and surfaces three times and the end parts five times. Leave this to dry overnight before using it.
To find out more about looking after your kitchen wooden counter tops then head to Saga, for more information.