At J. Aaron we offer 3 wood sealers to accommodate any situation. 

  1. Rubio Monocoat-Idea for working kitchens with sinks.
  2. Polyurethane-A durable top coat perfect for table tops and bar tops.
  3. Butcher Block Wax-Used on butcher block tops and cutting boards.
Hard maple butcher block island top with farmhouse sink

Maple Island Top Sealed With Monocoat

Rubio Monocoat

The Rubio Monocoat sealer is our recommended sealer for wood countertops (with or without sinks) because you can cut on the surface, it’s easy to repair and provides a high level of protection. 

For more on this product please visit their website.

  • 100% VOC free.
  • Penetrating wood sealer that protects from the inside.
  • Gives the wood a natural look and feel.
  • Easy to repair.
  • Water resistant (works great on tops with sinks).
  • Stain resistant.
  • OK to cut on.
  • Safe for food contact.
  • Smells like bees wax when first applied.
Wood Bar Top

Sapele bar top sealed with satin polyurethane topcoat.


Polyurethane is an very hard, water resistant finish that doesn’t smother the wood’s natural texture. Ideal for both residential and commercial wood surfaces. This is our recommended finish for table tops and bar tops. 

UL Greenguard Certified

  • Scratch resistant.
  • High degree of water resistance.
  • High stain resistance.
  • Available in matte and satin sheen.
  • Safe for food contact.
  • UL Greenguard certified.
Walnut butcher block countertop finished with butcher block wax

Walnut butcher block finished with butcher block wax.

Butcher Block Wax

The only product recommended for use on butcher block countertops which will be cut on.

  • 100% food safe certified.
  • Ideal butcher block tops and cutting boards.
  • Smells great. 

Sealer Comparison Chart

Sealer Options Stain/Water Resistance Scratch Resistance Certified Food Safe Maintenance Look Ease Of Repair Can Be Cut On “GREEN”
Monocoat Very Good As tough as the wood No, but fine for food contact Once a year Natural look and feel Easy Light cutting is OK Yes
Poly Excellent Good No, but fine for food contact None Has the look and feel of furniture Advanced No Yes
Mineral Oil Poor As tough as the wood Yes 2-3 times a year Natural look and feel Easy Yes Yes