Finishes for wooden tables

When choosing a new wooden table, you have a lot to choose from. Are you sure about the model, type of wood and size it will be? Then you still have to choose the finish of the wood. With the overview below we help you choose between the different wood finishes that are possible for our Sav & Okse tables.


Matt lacquered or oiled table

With a wooden table, you can choose between a matte lacquered, oiled or whitewash finish. The whitewash finish has the same characteristics as an oiled table. In the overview below we have listed the differences between a matt lacquered versus the oiled or whitewash finish.


Matt lacquered  Oiled/Whitewash
Smooth tabletop 

Natural tabletop 

Lacquer is on the tabletop

Oil draws in the tabletop 

Less scratch-resistant than oiled table

Moisture can draw in the table. Not suitable for leaving wet things on

Is more resistant to moisture than an oiled table. Easy to clean. 

Easy to maintain yourself by lightly sanding down and oiling. 

A table with little maintenance 

Maintenance advice: oil once or twice a year.

Scratches in the tabletop are less easy to fix yourself. 



Maintenance of wooden tables

Maintenance kits for oiled tables can be purchased at Sav & Okse. They are available in stores and online. Maintenance set oiled tables and Maintenance set whitewash tables. Click here for more about the maintenance of a wooden table.



HPL or Fenix ​​tabletop

With some of the table models, it is possible to have an HPL or Fenix ​​top layer applied to the tabletop. This is possible as standard with the Rikke table, with the other models this is possible as custom work. The HPL and the Fenix ​​top layer are available in different colours. In addition to colour on your table, you give extra qualities to your table with an HPL or Fenix ​​top layer. The characteristics of Fenix ​​and HPL layers are listed below.


Features Fenix ​​tabletop

  • Antibacterial/hygienic: easy to clean
  • You don't see fingerprints on the table
  • Soft surface: soft touch
  • Extremely matte look
  • Not static
  • Self-healing ability: Small scratches are easy to polish away with a miracle sponge


Features HPL tabletop

  • A strong material, good resistance against scratches
  • Tabletop is smooth and therefore easy to clean
  • Easy to maintain: daily wiping with a damp cloth is sufficient


More information

If you want more information or advice when choosing a finish for your wooden table, please contact us.

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