Let’s face it, accidents can happen.
Whether it be unintentionally cutting outside of a chopping board, splashing a bit of boiling hot soup on the side or leaving a red wine stain unattended for an hour too long, we will have all accidentally caused damage to our worktops in one way or another, cursing ourselves for not being more careful in advance.
With this in mind, if you are thinking of upgrading your worktops in the near future or have done so already, it’s important to avoid making the same mistake, ruining the look of your worktops before you’ve had much chance to enjoy them.
Fortunately, however, by utilising the ideas and advice we have outlined below, you can do exactly that, learning how to best protect your worktops from stains before it’s too late.
Use Protective Materials
Wooden worktops are not indestructible – they can only withstand so much and, without the correct level of maintenance, they could end up in need of replacing before you know it.
Therefore, to guard your worktop against stains, it’s generally a good idea to invest in a few protective materials to use as a safety precaution.
Whether it be a trivet to place your kettle on, a splash guard to avoid any cooking accidents, or a chopping board to prevent unintentional leakages, while it may seem a little counterintuitive to cover your beautiful wooden worktop in this way, investing in items like these could help it last a lot longer.
Re-Oil On A Regular Basis
Whatever type of wood your worktop is made from, it will need re-oiling on a regular basis to keep it looking in tip-top shape. In doing so, this will not only help seal the surface but also prevent stains from penetrating the wood underneath.
What’s more, oiling your wooden worktop will help bring out the wood’s grain and show off its natural beauty to the world.
In an ideal world, you should aim to re-oil your worktop once every two to three months. However, this will vary depending on the oil you’re using and how much you actually use the worktop.
For further advice on which oil is right for you, our comprehensive guide is there to help talk you through it.
Buy The Right Countertop
Wooden worktops come in all shapes and sizes so it’s important to ensure that the one you have is right for you.
If, for example, you are going to be using your kitchen on a regular basis, making multiple family meals each day, a wooden worktop might not be the right choice for you, as a more durable alternative could be a better fit.
As such, make sure to do your homework in advance, and feel free to consult our expert team here at House of Worktops if you’d like any of your queries answered.
Here at the House of Worktops, we have substantial experience in the design, installation and maintenance of a wide range of worktops. So, why not get in touch?
Our team is always on hand to offer further advice on how to keep your worktops safe from staining and can answer any other questions or queries you might have.