Why choice thermo wood?
To get a dark oak wood, a thermo treatment is required, where the single sticks are heat-treated over several days. The treatment darkens the wood and gives the staves a uniform colour throughout.
After cooling, the sticks are glued together to form a worktop, after which they are given a black oil that absorbs better due to the treatment and results in a more uniform dark surface.
Should you be unfortunate enough to get a deep scratch in the worktop, it won’t be as noticeable as the wood is dark all the way through. In comparison, an oak with black oil is only surface treated.
Due to the heat treatment, the wood will appear drier and require more frequent oiling to avoid drying out initially. For maintenance, we recommend using natural oil to maintain the original lustre.