Unfinished pieces are those which have not been touched with any kind of finish or stain. It is important to finish and install unfinished wood countertops as soon as possible to prevent any warping or cracking.
Polyester (Full Fill) Finish
Polyester is a three-component finish that utilizes the resin + catalyst + accelerant. It is used to create a full fill finish that stuns. A full fill finish will be much smoother than most other finishes because of the high solids count, it fills the grain and provides a premium furniture grade finish. We apply three to four coats of polyester, then top it off with two coats of Acrylic Polyurethane for durability. We offer Polyester (full fill) finishing in a choice of three different sheen options, Flat 10 Sheen, Satin 20 Sheen, Semi-Gloss 60 Sheen.
Polyester (Full Fill) Finish requires 1 to 2 weeks additional lead time.
Acrylic Polyurethane Finish
We apply three coats of a two-component solvent based acrylic polyurethane developed from advanced European resin technology. This gives the wood countertops a hard and durable finish for superior resistance to abrasion, water, staining, household chemicals and body oils. The Acrylic Polyurethane used on our wood countertops contains UV absorbers and is formaldehyde free. The prefinished wood countertops end up looking great with a clear, natural finish that is hard to beat! On the stained wood countertops, a stain is applied, then 3 coats of acrylic urethane. Acrylic Polyurethane is a great choice for finishing kitchen countertops and island tops. Acrylic polyurethane is also a great choice for restaurant tables and bar tops. The Acrylic Polyurethane Finish is food safe but not safe to cut on. We offer Acrylic Polyurethane finishing in a choice of three different sheen options, Flat 10 Sheen, Satin 20 Sheen, Semi-Gloss 60 Sheen.
Sheen is the luster, or gloss of a finish. The shine of a finish varies based on sheen. Higher sheen creates more shine, and vice versa, lower sheen creates less shine. Our Sheen Options are a Flat 10 Sheen, Satin 20 Sheen, and Semi-Gloss 60 Sheen. Sheen option is only available with Polyester (Full Fill), Acrylic Polyurethane and Tread Coat.
Poured Epoxy Finish
Our Poured Epoxy is a 5 coat system where we apply three coats of sealer then follow up with two pours of Polytex 41 Epoxy which is a high-build two component, 100% solid, premium epoxy coating. Our poured epoxy finish is a thick high gloss, water clear poured finish with glass like appearance. Poured epoxy is a very strong and durable finish. Poured Epoxy is scratch resistant and virtually indestructible. Our Poured Epoxy finish is the best choice for finishing restaurant tables and bar tops.
Poured Epoxy Finish requires 3 to 4 weeks additional lead time.
Rubio Monocoat is a hard-wax oil produced in Belgium. It protects and colors wood in a single coat. Rubio Monocoat contains zero Volatile Organic Compounds, comes in over 40 colors, is easy to maintain with superior wear and liquid resistance. The Rubio Monocoat is rubbed into the wood so the countertop will still have the natural wood feel. The Rubio Monocoat Finish does not create a hard sealer on the countertop. The Rubio Monocoat Finish is food safe and safe to use as a chopping surface. We are able to offer a large variation of Rubio Monocoat color options for you to choose from.
Salad Bowl Finish (Cross Linking Oil)
Salad Bowl Finish is a food-safe finish that can be used to coat various wood pieces. Salad Bowl Finish is a cross linking oil, which means that the oil hardens after air is introduced, making it a drying oil. Salad Bowl Finish emphasizes the color of the wood. Mineral oil can be used to re-seal wood finished with Salad Bowl Finish if needed after extensive use. The Salad Bowl Finish is not waterproof so it is not recommended for a countertop with a sink. We are not able to cover a countertop under warranty that has a sink and Salad Bowl Finish combination.
We do not offer staining for countertops finished with Salad Bowl finish.
We apply two to three coats of a food-grade Mineral Oil on all surfaces of our wood countertops. The wood countertops are sanded between each coat of mineral oil. Follow up maintenance coats need to be reapplied periodically to re-seal the wood countertop.
Mineral Oil finish is not recommended for desktops or other surfaces where there won't be any cutting or food prep directly on the countertop surface. The Mineral Oil Finish is not waterproof so it is not recommended for a countertop with a sink. We are not able to cover a countertop under warranty that has a sink and Mineral Oil Finish combination.
We do not offer staining for countertops finished with mineral oil.
Tread Coat Finish
We apply 3 coats of a two-component, commercial grade conversion varnish tread coat to give it a hard and durable finish. The prefinished stair treads end up looking great with a clear, natural finish that is hard to beat! On the stained wood stair treads and risers, a stain is applied, then 3 coats of tread coat. Our Tread Coat Finish is a great choice for finishing wood stair treads and stair risers. We offer Tread Coat Finish in a choice of three different sheen options, Flat 10 Sheen, Satin 20 Sheen, Semi-Gloss 60 Sheen.
We offer a large selection of Woodwright Ohio Certified Stain colors for you to choose from.
Stain Match Service
We also offer stain matching to match the stain of your floor or any other item that you can provide us with a sample to match. Just select Stain Match on the product page and we will contact you after your order is placed. After we've reached out, send us one to two pieces of the flooring or other item you want to stain match.
A one time $125 stain match setup fee will be charged separately after we receive your stain sample.
Stain match sample pieces should be mailed to:
Hardwood Lumber Company
Attn: Stain Match Service
13813 Station Road
Middlefield OH 44062
Light stains will not change the color on dark wood species such as Walnut, Sapele, Mahogany and Brazilian Cherry. Because of the artistic nature of applying stain and the natural variation of wood grain and color there may be a slight variation in color and darkness between stain samples and finished product.
Actual stain colors may vary from what your PC monitor or mobile device displays.
Our primed white finish is a post catalyzed cabinet grade primer. Primed white is a great choice if you prefer to apply your own paint.
Primed & Painted
Primed & painted is a great option if you want a high quality cabinet grade painted surface. We apply primer plus two coats of post catalyzed paint. We offer primed & painted in any single tone color. We also offer glazed and multi tone color options and color matching service at an additional charge. Please contact us for a custom quote on these additional services.