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Flagstaff434 Apr 9, 2008 11:31 AM

Spekva counter tops are guaranteed only if you maintain them with Spekva Oil. This is the first product I have ever wanted that I could not find on the internet. Does anyone know where I can buy Spekva Oil, preferably on the internet or over the phone. I am in Phoenix. Thanks

  1. Joe Blowe Apr 9, 2008 04:45 PM

    I'm assuming you actually have Spekva countertops. If so, did you purchase them or did they come with your current residence? If you purchased them, doesn't your installer have a lead for you?

    If not, did you try a simple Google search? The Western U.S. distributor for Spekva -- http://www.crowncustom.com/company.cfm -- is right at the top of results when searching 'Spekva'. Call and ask for a dealer.

    P.S. IMO, it wasn't wise to go with a countertop that demands a proprietary maintenance system to keep the warranty intact. The butcherblock counter of your dreams could've easily been constructed by your local competent woodworker, and could've easily been maintained with not-so-special wood maintenance products.

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      KRoche Nov 18, 2010 11:42 PM

      I am in the unique position of having owned Spekva countertops and countertops made by a very competent local cabinetmaker. While I respect the local guys, the Spekva was many grades above in quality. It was incredibly stable, and it was as smooth as a baby's keister. Guests would just sit and run their hands over it.

      I very much regret not getting Spekva this go around.

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      renov8r Apr 9, 2008 05:30 PM

      GOOD NEWS!

      Under the terms of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act there only two options for Spekva:

      Option #1 GIVE you all the "secret oil" you need to treat the top

      Option #2 Allow you to use ANY oil you want.

      This is CLASSIC case o ILLEGAL tie-in. A HUGE no-no for warranties. Any sleazy law firm would LOVE to certify this class!

      http://www.warrantyweek.com/library/w...

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        Flagstaff434 Apr 9, 2008 06:34 PM

        Thanks Joe and renov8r for your comments. I do have Spekva countertops---they were installed in the house we bought--How about helping me by telling me what oil I could use if I cannot find Spekva?

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          josephnl Apr 10, 2008 10:07 AM

          Simple mineral oil is all you need. You can buy this inexpensively in most hardware stores or I think even pharmacies carry it. Do not use any food type oils (olive, canola, vegetable, etc....they will become rancid.

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            mitfer Nov 4, 2008 01:28 PM

            Spekva tops cost a fortune, but they're the best. You've got a worksurface that was immersed in the same oil for months. Use some junk and you'll be spending another $5k for a new surface. Treat it right; the spec for the natural oil is a mix of linseed, beeswax, carnauba and paraffin wax.

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        akimbough Feb 5, 2011 08:43 AM

        Any luck with sprigs oil? Have a bathroom counter from them and the oil is running low. Thx!

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          KRoche Feb 5, 2011 08:55 AM

          Sullivan Counter Tops in Oakland, CA is a Spekva dealer, and they will sell you the oil. I assume they would ship to Phoenix.

          (510) 652-2337
          http://www.sullivancountertops.com/wo...

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