John Boos Selection of Finish

Penetrating Oil:
If you wish to use your butcher block top as a cutting surface, this is the factory finish to choose. Just like cutting boards and butcher blocks, the natural wood surface is protected by oil, which is actually absorbed into the fibers. It is advisable to periodically re-oil your butcher block tops to preserve their beauty and durability. If, after heavy usage, you wish to remove cut marks, just sand off the top and re-oil. It will look like new. Cream & Oil are available separately, see Optional Care Products for more information.
 
Varnique:
This beautiful semi-gloss finish is virtually maintenance free. It is impervious to most household chemicals. Cleans up easily with mild soap and water. The fine furniture look makes it the choice for kitchen island bars and eating counters. Cuts into the finish should be resealed immediately to prevent the exposed wood from absorbing moisture. Refinish with EZ-DO Poly Gel (sold separately, see Optional Care Products for more information).

NOTE: Unfinished counter tops are not covered by warranty.