By Th3DirtYl1e. Wood Countertops. At Tuesday, November 12th 2019, 15:17:11 PM.
Many people initially shy away from butcher block countertops because of the maintenance they require. And unlike other countertop materials that don't necessarily show the effects of being less-than-ideally maintained, butcher block countertops can start to look bad quickly if they aren't properly cared for. The main and always-looming concern with butcher block countertops is their susceptibility to water damage, and the sink area poses the biggest challenge. Because it sees the most water, even with meticulous wiping (which itself could turn you off from the material), moisture around the sink—and especially the faucet area—can cause a ring of distortion and discoloration.
According to these studies and to others that followed them, on wood surfaces, bacterial populations disappear quite fast, without external intervention, while on plastic surfaces they persist and actually multiply. Although these properties vary among wood species, the wooden cutting surfaces are increasingly accepted as the first choice of health-conscious individuals. Price. Hardwood is usually priced higher than laminate but are far less expensive than stone, granite, solid surface, tile or steel tops.
How to Revive Your Butcher Block Countertops: To revive your tired wood surfaces, first clean and remove any stains using salt and some lemon. Sand if necessary, then apply a combination of food-safe mineral oil and conditioner. The beeswax in the conditioner helps repair knife marks and other damage, and protects the wood in the future.
Benefits of Teak Wood. Why choose teak wood over the others? If the unique, golden-brown, straight-grained appearance isn't enough to persuade you, its durability should be. Teak naturally produces a resin that will protect the wood from any water damage or rotting. Your teak countertops will be safe from the nasty water stains that eat away at most other woods and will require very little maintenance on your part.
Looking to renovate your kitchen? Wooden countertops are becoming increasingly popular as people are beginning to realize the many advantages they have to offer over other choices such as laminates or stones. Not only do wooden countertops add a sleek and sturdy elegance to your kitchen, but they are the most eco-friendly option, since wood is a renewable resource. There are various types of wood and a variety of designs to choose from when it comes to making the decision. Teak wood provides the highest quality in design and durability for your countertop with the least amount of maintenance required. When it comes to teak, there are several different style options to choose from to match the design of your kitchen.
Durability. If properly sealed and installed, a wooden top can literally last a lifetime. Unlike marble, granite or tile, the wooden tops have a great shock absorbing capacity that further assures considerable life span. Hygiene. For a quite few decades, the plastic and laminate surfaces, due to their non-porous structure were considered much safer than wood for applications such as chopping meat or slicing vegetables.