By Th3DirtYl1e. Wood Countertops. At Tuesday, November 12th 2019, 15:13:17 PM.
Everyone wants the latest and greatest for his or her kitchen to create a spot they truly love to cook in. Natural and clean decor elements are in right now, incorporating shades of white and sleek helps achieve the style. To complete the look, wood countertops are a must have for anyone remodeling their kitchen. Wood countertops are a beautiful, natural addition to any style of kitchen with a long life that's worth the investment. Let's evaluate some of the factors these countertops bring to a kitchen and see if they are right for you.
One of the most important decisions you'll make when remodeling your kitchen is what material to choose for the countertops. This is a choice that will have a huge impact on the look and functionality of your kitchen — and also the budget. If you're searching for a natural material at a reasonable price, allow me to suggest butcherblock. Butcherblock has the timeless warmth of wood, looks great in pretty much any style of kitchen, and is available at a price you can actually afford.
The different types of woods have different grain pattern that gives each one its own unique characteristics and look. Some wood are also better to stain and lacquer then others and will produce different results depending on what stain you put on which wood. You can also paint wood countertops if you want to get a truly unique look and feel or if you are trying to blend the kitchen in with another room in your home. Wood countertops do require some more maintenance then other materials because they have to be resealed often to avoid warping and cracking and you have to watch a little closer to make sure the bacteria does not build up over time. A single block of wood or many smaller pieces can be used in forming your countertops, the separate blocks of wood allow for a more decorative effect.
Live Edge Wood Countertops. To add a very unique look to your kitchen, live edge wood countertops will certainly impress your guests. Give your kitchen a rustic feel with this countertop installation. The beauty of the live edge will round out in some areas and curve inward elsewhere. No two live edge countertops will be alike! If you're the kind of person who appreciates clean lines, this countertop option is not for you.
Six Big Reasons to Choose Wood Countertops: Lots of choices. The list of woods to choose from for countertops is long and the available looks are multiplied when you add in the options for stains, grain styles and edge treatments. Versatile. Wood countertops work well with all décor styles and mix well with other countertop materials. They are equally at home in modern kitchens as they are in country style or transitional styles. Warm and quiet. Woods natural qualities have long been valued and are sometimes called the "antidote" to too much stainless steel and stone. Wood countertops are quieter than many other because banging is not so pronounced. Also, a dish banged on a wood surface might not chip or break as easily as it would on a stone surface. Environmentally friendly – Wood countertops are increasingly being made from reclaimed wood, and most types are recyclable. You can also choose Wood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC certified). These products are verified to be sourced from managed forests that sustain resources and the communities that produce them. Very Functional: You can do all your kitchen work on a wood countertop and eat on it as well. While you can damage wood countertops with knives, the surface won't hurt your knives. The sharp blades on your good knives will last longer than they would if you're working on concrete or granite. The surface is also not vulnerable to damage from citrus and acidic liquids. More economical. Wood is easily cut, fabricated, and installed by an expert. This can make it faster to get and cheaper to purchase than other countertop materials. It can also be sanded and refinished if it gets damaged.
Wood countertops are beautiful, relatively affordable, and more sustainable than other options. The biggest catch is they require regular care. Follow these simple steps to keeping your wood counters looking their best for years to come. Tips to Longer Lasting Counters: Wash wood countertops immediately after using especially when it comes to moisture containing stains, scraps and spills. Oil wood countertops once a month with a high quality mineral oil. Only mineral oil is food safe and won't turn rancid like cooking oils. Avoid contact with vinegar, which is acidic enough to dissolve the glue holding the wood together.