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 four different sheen options, Flat - 5 to 10 Sheen, Dull - 20 to 25 Sheen, Satin - 35 to 40 Sheen, Semi-Gloss - 55 to 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 urethane is a great choice for finishing kitchen countertops and island tops. Acrylic polyurethane is also a great choice for restaurant tables and bar tops. We offer acrylic polyurethane finishing in a choice of four different sheen options, Flat - 5 to 10 Sheen, Dull - 20 to 25 Sheen, Satin - 35 to 40 Sheen, Semi-Gloss - 55 to 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 5-10 Sheen, Dull 20-25 Sheen, Satin 35-40 Sheen, and Semi-Gloss 55-60 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 colours wood in a single coat. Rubio Monocoat contains zero Volatile Organic Compounds, comes in over 40 colours, is easy to maintain with superior wear and liquid resistance.
Wood finished with Teak oil has an old fashioned silky smooth warm glow. Teak Oil penetrates deep into wood making it a great finish for both indoors and outdoors. Teak Oil provides some UV protection from the sun. We continue applying coats of teak oil until there is a solid layer of protection built up.
Emmet’s Good Stuff
Emmet’s Good Stuff is an easy-to-use urethane. Formulated with fast drying synthetic oils, Good Stuff is designed to enhance the natural beauty of wood while offering an outstanding protective finish that is resistant to moisture, stains and most solvents.
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.
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.
We do not offer staining for countertops finished with mineral oil.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
We apply two to three coats of Fractionated Coconut Oil on all surfaces of our wood countertops. The wood countertops are sanded between each coat of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Follow up maintenance coats need to be reapplied periodically to re-seal the wood countertop. Fractionated Coconut Oil is an oil that is made from coconuts. It easily absorbs into the wood after several coats. It is food-safe and gives wood a rich dull finish. Fractionated coconut oil is also known as MCT Oil or Medium Chain Triglycerides. Fractionated coconut oil is a great choice for conditioning wood cutting boards or wood countertops used for food prep. Fractionated coconut oil is a natural plant based oil that is clear and odorless. Fractionated coconut oil will not go rancid like other food oils such as vegetable oil and olive because the long chain triglycerides are removed.
Fractionated Coconut Oil is not recommended for desktops or other surfaces where there won't be any cutting or food prep directly on the countertop surface.
We do not offer staining for countertops finished with coconut oil.
Tread Coat Finish
We apply 3 coats of a two-component, commercial grade conversion varnish tread coat containing aluminum oxide 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 is a great choice for finishing wood stair treads and stair risers.We offer tread coat finishing in a choice of four different sheen options, Flat - 5 to 10 Sheen, Dull - 20 to 25 Sheen, Satin - 35 to 40 Sheen, Semi-Gloss - 55 to 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.