Wood countertops are a popular choice for homeowners looking to add a rustic, natural touch to their kitchen. These countertops are typically made from the same type of wood used in furniture and flooring, but they’re often sealed with varnish or other finishes to make them easier to clean and more durable. However, these materials won’t protect against moisture from spills or condensation from refrigerators, which means you’ll need some other way to make your wood countertops waterproof.
Choose the right wood
Choosing a exotic wood with a high moisture resistance can make your countertops waterproof. Mango and cedar are two popular choices, as they will both resist the effects of water from spills or condensation from appliances.
Prepare your Kitchen
Before you start tiling, you’ll want to make sure your cabinets are installed. If they’re not, it can be a costly and difficult process to remove them after the tile has been laid if there are any imperfections. You’ll also need at least two or three hours per cabinet for installation, you won’t want to do that after the tiles have been laid!
Install the Countertop
In Houston Most countertops are installed by nailing them into place, but your price quote may include other materials based on the type of countertop you’re installing, such as pre-built backsplashes or sink cutouts. Once you have finished installing the countertop, it’s time to seal it so that water doesn’t gather underneath and cause damage.
Waterproof the surface
This is an easy step that can be completed as part of your ordinary maintenance routine. Use a clear sealant on all surfaces of the wood, paying particular attention to areas where spills or condensation are likely to occur. You can find clear sealants in most hardware stores and home improvement stores, but if you want a more natural option, you can use a mixture of linseed oil, beeswax, and turpentine in equal parts to give your countertops some extra protection.
Protect the corners
Your countertop will be most vulnerable at the corners, so protect this area with aluminum angle stock. In addition to giving your corner some extra protection, the aluminum will give your countertop a nice, finished look.
Protect your investment with sealant or varnish
It is a wise decision to protect your Wood countertops in Houston by using a sealant, such as polyurethane, polycyclic, or acrylic. This will minimize the potential for water damage while also improving the appearance of the wood. Sealants add a protective coating that will not only keep the water from seeping into the wood but will also allow you to more easily clean up any spills. Generally, these sealants need to be reapplied every 1-2 years to maintain effectiveness and beauty.
In this informative article, we covered a few ways to install a natural wood countertop. We hope you found our blog post helpful and informative! If you’re interested in the installation of these products, or if you have any other questions about them that weren’t addressed here, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. Our team is always happy to help with clients’ needs and provide high-quality service for all of their projects.