Kitchen Worktops Restoration
It is not only floors we can restore in your house. Our dust free sanding machines allow us to work in any room and restore wood with minimal disruption to your household. One of great examples of such work is wooden kitchen worktops restoration. Often overlooked, they can actually wear much quicker than wooden floors and they can be restored in similar manner.
Kitchen Worktops Sanding
Wooden kitchen worktops can be restored using the same principles we follow when sanding wooden floors. Most importantly, all of old finish needs to be removed back to bare wood. As always, careful consideration has to be given to what type and grit of abrasives are to be used. This is determined by wood species and type of finish previously applied.
As always, all our sanders extract dust on the go, so the whole process is very clean. We use variety of power tools and hand tools as well, to access all corners and edges.
Once wood is completely exposed, we can focus on perfecting the surface and remove all marks, scuffs and make it perfectly smooth. After that, the worktops are ready for finishing.
Kitchen Worktops Staining
Just like with wooden floors, wooden kitchen worktops can be stained to completely change their appearance.
When planning your new interior, you are not limited in terms of wood colour anymore. Wood colour is dictated by wood species, but by applying wood stain, we can change it to any other wood-like colour you wish to achieve. We are still retaining natural wood characteristics. All details of wood grain, including growth rings and knots will still be visible regardless of which colour you decide to go ahead with.
Kitchen worktops staining is a great solution when you do not want to replace work surfaces, but the wood does not play very well with rest of your interior. Wood staining also helps when you have newer floors in your property and you would like to match original worktops to it. Kitchen worktops restoration in general is a great way to modernise your property while still keeping these key original features, that determine real value and quality of your house.
Kitchen Worktops Oiling
Kitchen worktop restoration work would not be complete without applying protective sealant. Whatever is done on the worktops, it needs to be protected to last for decades to come.
Finish suitable for kitchen worktops is hard wax oil. It is a special blend of natural oils and waxes specially formulated to create a very durable finish that still retains traditional natural look. There is a lot of misinformation out there about oil related finishes. Some people recommend using waxes or tung oil, but these products are designed to be applied on furniture and decorative wood. Only hard wax oil is formulated to withstand heavy kitchen use, and if applied correctly, can provide beautiful results.