Wood counter in laundry room?

ms.hazelSeptember 20, 2010

Hi, everyone. I was wondering if anyone has a wood counter in their laundry room and if so, how it's held up to regular use, chemicals, water, etc. We have a windowless laundry room that I'd like to warm up, and I thought an inexpensive IKEA butcher block counter might be a good idea. Thanks for any advice!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
housefairy

The only thing with butcher block is don't you have to put linseed oil(?) on it to keep the wood looking good and to keep it from cracking? I would wonder if that would possibly leave stains on your clothing if you use it as a folding area. However, you might be able to treat it with something that would be more of a sealant. A good paint store might be the answer to that question. You also might want to post on the kitchen forum to ask what the upkeep is involved in butcherblock.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 8:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
livebetter

I have a maple butcher block island top in my kitchen and based on how that has weathered I would not put one in my laundry room. Mine is not sealed though ... if you were going to try it - I would definitely seal it with a varathane (or something).

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 10:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ms.hazel

Thanks for the thoughts. I would probably seal it with Waterlox (read about it in the Kitchens forum) and not an oil. I'm not quite sure if this finish would be impervious to bleach drops and other cleaning chemicals I would keep in the laundry room/mudroom.

Here is a link that might be useful: Waterlox

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 12:40AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Kenmore Elite Front Load Washer Smell
We have a two year old Kenmore Elite Front Load Washer...
joechsle
Removing ink on silk?
Anyone knows how to remove ink on silk. Much appreciated....
yugoslava
Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Loading Washer
My GWL11 Top loading washer has had nothing but problems!...
jessicacbrandt
Mystery holes in cotton knits
My husband and I have been perplexed for over a year...
nicoletouk
New Electrolux washing machine
Hi, I just got a new 70 series front load washer. When...
hollowayl
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™