Where can I buy SPEKVA products?
We have retailers throughout the country, and you will find their addresses here. If necessary, book an appointment with the retailer, so they have plenty of time to advise and help you find the perfect solution for your kitchen.
Can I order a custom-made tabletop?
Yes, you can order the specific tabletop you want through our retailers. You can choose from many types of wood, colours, and designs, and we make the tabletop the perfect addition to your kitchen. Find your nearest retailer here.
Are wooden tabletops difficult to maintain?
No, a tabletop in solid wood is incredibly durable, and if only you remember to apply oil and treat it properly, it may last for decades.
If you are in doubt about whether your tabletop needs oil, you can do the drop test; pour a few drops of water on the countertop and wait a few minutes. If the water penetrates into the tree, then the countertop needs oil. If the water forms beads on top of the table, it is not necessary yet. Always remember to do the first oil treatment right after assembling the table.
In addition, wood has the advantage that, unlike most other materials, it can easily be repaired. That is, if a small scratch has appeared on your tabletop, you can use some sandpaper and oil to remove the damage* easily (see how to in our care instructions). And if – after years of use – the tabletop has become a little worn, you can even grind down the entire tabletop and, after a new application of oil, enjoy the beautiful appearance of a seemingly brand-new tabletop. In this way, a solid wooden tabletop can easily last a full life and be maintained as needed. Wood is a unique natural material — it’s durable, renewable, and sustainable.
*Please note that repairing black, mocha or varnished tabletops require a different kind of repair and care routine — read more in our care instructions.
How long does a wooden tabletop last?
It can last for many decades. With the right care and treatment, it can last a whole lifetime or more
How often should I treat my tabletop with oil?
It depends on the type of wood and how much light, heat, and water the tabletop is exposed to. It can vary a lot, and that’s why it’s important to apply oil to the tabletop whenever it’s needed. You can easily test the need for an oil treatment by putting a few drops of water on the tabletop and seeing if they form beads or penetrate the wood. If the water penetrates into the wood, the tabletop should be treated with oil.
Should I treat my countertop with oil after assembly?
Yes, to ensure optimal protection of the tabletop, it should be treated with oil about a week after assembly, after which oil is applied as needed.
Where can I buy the right oil?
You can buy our specially made natural oils in our online shop. In most cases, neutral oil will be the best choice, but if you can’t remember which oil you previously used, feel free to contact our customer service for advice and instructions. In addition, you can read our care instructions or watch our YouTube video about how to care for the tabletop.
I used your oil before, but now it seems different?
Due to environmental reasons, we have changed the recipe for our oil slightly. The new oil is stronger and must be wiped off immediately. Remember to shake the bottle thoroughly before use, and always use gloves when applying the oil.
Can I use your oil on another tabletop or use another oil on your tabletop?
You can, but you have to ensure that no other oil has been used in the past since not all oils are efficacious when used simultaneously. We always recommend using the oil offered here in SPEKVA’s online shop.
How should I clean my wooden tabletop?
A wrung-out cloth with a little lukewarm water will in most cases be sufficient for the daily cleaning. Never use scouring pads or detergents with ammonium chloride or sulfonate.
How to protect a wooden tabletop from water and moisture?
If you remember to maintain your tabletop with the right oil whenever needed, the tabletop should be well-protected against water and moisture. If you are unsure whether the tabletop needs oil, pour a few drops of water on the tabletop and wait a few minutes. If the droplets are absorbed by the wood, the tabletop should be treated with oil. If the droplets stay on top of the wood, the countertop is protected.
In addition, a tabletop should never be left wet for a long time, so always remember to dry it, e.g., after doing the dishes and water has splashed onto the tabletop.
When assembling, it is always important that a vapour barrier is used above the dishwasher opening to protect the tabletop from steam. The same applies to the hob and the sealing of the sink. Vapour barrier and instructions are included in the delivery package.
Can you put hot pots and pans on a wooden tabletop?
No, always use trivets to protect your tabletop.
What do I do if my tabletop is damaged?
Minor damages are usually easy to repair and we have made some YouTube videos that provide tips and instructions for both care, assembly, and repair — you can see the videos here.
In case of major damages, please ask our customer service for advice and instructions.
What does a wooden tabletop cost?
Since our tabletops are tailored to your kitchen and in the specific wood variety, colour, etc. you want, we cannot disclose any standard prices on a tabletop. Visit your local SPEKVA retailer and get a quote for your desired tabletop solution. You’ll find the retailers here.
How long does the warranty last for a wooden SPEKVA tabletop?
We offer a full 30-year warranty for our most popular tabletops in the styles of Prima, Classic and Royal (names that describe the way the rods are placed). Here you may read more about the conditions and exceptions related to the warranty and here you may read more about how we can offer such an incredibly long warranty on our products.
Can wood be mixed with other materials, such as steel, granite, and marble?
Wood is the perfect match for hard materials, coloured elements, and even the classic white kitchen. Wood is suitable for mixing with different materials and it has a certain ability to add warmth, peace, and depth to the ambience. A large or small wooden tabletop will tie the kitchen together and also be beneficial for the acoustics and indoor climate.
Does wood have an impact on the indoor climate?
Yes, wood is a “living” natural material that will help regulate the indoor climate. During humid seasons, the wood will absorb the moisture in the air and during dry seasons, it will instead increase the humidity levels. In addition, wood is said to be soothing and has a positive effect on acoustics.
Where are the tabletops from SPEKVA produced?
The tabletops are produced at our workshop in Vamdrup – a small town south of Kolding, Denmark. Here, we have made customised tabletops, tables and other unique wooden crafts for Danish and foreign homes, with more than 50 years of experience.
Can I mount my tabletop myself?
Yes, but remember to read the assembly instructions carefully and pay attention to the fact that the warranty is not applicable if the countertop is assembled incorrectly.
Can I also buy other products than countertops and tables at SPEKVA?
Yes, we also make customised shelves, wall decorations, and other wooden crafts in solid wood. Visit one of our retailers and get a quote for the specific solution you desire. We bring your unique design to life.
What is the delivery time on a SPEKVA tabletop?
The delivery time is about 3-4 weeks.