All timber benchtops are finished with a semi-gloss polyurethane coat to protect the finish.
A Natural Oik finish is also available to order.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Normal maintenance consists of
wiping down with a damp cloth. Detergents, cleansers (liquids such as
'Handy Andy', 'Spray & Wipe', etc) and other cleaning agents are all
suitable. 'Harsh' cleansers such as 'Ajax' may also be used, although
not on a regular basis and may effect gloss level. DGI GLULAM solid
timber benchtops will readily take the punishment associated with
day-to-day usage within the household environment. Products that should
be avoided are those containing silicon compounds (such as 'Mr Sheen');
silicon can imbed itself in the chemical structure of the polyurethane
coating making subsequent recoating difficult.
Protection - Use cutting boards to avoid
undue knife damage (any material will cut!), and under appliances such
as electric jugs to avoid extremes of heat in small areas.
Repairs - Regardless of damage that may
occur, repairs are relatively simple. Minor scratches can be buffed out
with an abrasive polish or touched up.
If impact damage occurs (dents - where timber is compressed),
this can be restored with a damp cloth and very hot iron. By placing
the cloth over the dent and ironing over it, water vapour is forced into
the fibres and the timber will ultimately restore itself to normal.
Keep the cloth damp - a spluttering sound is normal
Hard Wearing - DGI GLULAM has been designed
for use in kitchens, laboratories and other
commercial applications; when coated with a two-pack polyurethane.