We used Envirotex Lite epoxy on the walnut island, and although the product worked amazingly well, the high-gloss is a bit 80’s for us! We have since flipped it over for a more natural and subdued satin finish. Still have to add posts at the end.
This being our second full Ikea kitchen (along with a few bathrooms, mudrooms, and storage areas where we used their cabinets), assembly was very quick. The new Sektion assembly and hanging system are pretty slick and intuitive as well.