If you want to add a sense of warmth and ‘homeliness’ to your kitchen then real wood worktops are a great choice. In fact, solid wood, in general, offers many benefits to your kitchen.
Not only are they environmentally friendly but they look great in any kitchen too. That being said, we are not here to talk about the advantages of real wood worktops, instead, we are going to let you know how to maintain them in this handy blog post from the Kitchen Warehouse team.
Many people think that real wood worktops are difficult to keep in top shape compared to laminate and other materials but that just is not true. Let’s find out how you look after them properly.
How to Maintain Real Wood Worktops
Dealing with spills
The very nature of the kitchen means that your worktops will experience spillages at some point. From water to milk to that pasta sauce you have just missed the plate with, the best thing you can do is to clean these off right away and not to let them linger.
Although, if you do get stains on your worktops then these can be easily removed. One method is to douse some lemon oil onto a wire wool and gently scrub the stains. The acidity of the lemon oil and abrasive wool should lift the stain off.
Applying worktop oil
Oiling is a great way to keep your real wood worktops in brilliant shape. Not only do we recommend that you do this but we also wrote a blog post about it – How to Oil Solid Wood Worktops.
While oiling is often used to bring wooden worktops back to their former glory it also adds a protective layer to keep them safe from the everyday spills in the kitchen.
It can take a few coats but it is worth it in the long run. If you are wondering how to maintain your real wood worktops then this is a must.
Sorting out scratches
That big mark that you have been trying to ignore for the past 6 months can be fixed!
Sanding is the most effective option for getting rid of large scratches and marks. The top of a real wood worktop can be sanded down and re-oiled which will have it looking great in no time.
Hard wax fillers can also be used to sort out small scratches and do not take much effort to apply in order to get your worktops looking good again.
Are Real Wood Worktops a Good Choice?
One drawback that many people focus on with real wood worktops is that they are had to maintain but that could not be further from the truth!
We find that real wood worktops are pretty straightforward to keep in top condition. General spills can be wiped away easily and even if they do stain this can be dealt with. You have various methods of fixing scratches and marks on your worktops and applying worktop oil a few times a year will keep them looking new.
Maintaining real wood worktops is not hard and they provide a solid option to improve your kitchen without having to put too much effort into their upkeep. Contact us today for further information. Either call us on 01765 640 000 or email us at email@example.com.