Can butcher block be used in a bathroom?
Correspondingly, can you use wood countertops in bathroom?
A wood countertop in a bathroom has to be watched for signs of damage or rot because of its frequent exposure to moisture, but a product like polyurethane or Waterlox that renders it waterproof is the key to long term functionality and beauty.
Subsequently, question is, how do you finish a wooden bathroom countertop? Sand the surface of the wood using a fine-grit sandpaper, starting with 180 grit and progressing to 220 grit, until the surface is smooth and free of blemishes, paint or other finishes. Vacuum the dust from the surface of the wood and wipe it clean with a moist towel. Allow the wood to dry completely.
Beside this, how do you treat wood in a bathroom?
Wood Flooring Ahlen applied several coats of oil-based polyurethane and then filled the cracks in between the boards with wood putty to assure a waterproof seal. Former Spruce flooring expert Joseph Lewitin suggests keeping an eye on the top coat, as it's your first line of defense against moisture problems.
Are butcher block countertops sanitary?
Wood countertops can be both functional and decorative. Functional ones, like a butcher block, are ideal for food preparation. Once sealed, wood countertops are sanitary for chopping meat, and hot pots and pans can easily be placed on the surface because wood countertops are heat-resistant.