Why Choose a Wood Countertop?

Why Choose a Wood Countertop?

Many homeowners are interested in having natural wood countertops. A wooden surface has lots of great features and advantages, but before you decide if it’s right for your home, there are several things to think about. By the end of this article, hopefully, you’ll have a better understanding of whether or not a wood countertop is something that would work well for you and your family.

Let´s first, take a look at the main benefits of having a wood countertop

  • Brings warmth: Wood gives off a warmth that cannot be provided by stone. A wood counter visually softens a space and makes it appear more inviting with its rich undertone whereas stone creates a colder feel. Furthermore, physically touching wood is warmer than touching stone since stone generally feels cooler to the touch. We believe an island made of wood is much more welcoming than one made out of Stone
  • Looks beautiful: If you want to achieve balance in your home design, experts suggest using a mix of contrasting textures (e.g., hard/soft or natural/man-made). For example, incorporating wood livens up spaces with “harder” touches like tile backsplashes and metal fixtures. And if your kitchen has stone countertops around the sink and stove area, consider adding a wooden surface to your island for additional warmth and balanced contrast. Also, adding a wood countertop will bring that natural and outdoorsy feeling to your home.
  • You can fix it: We understand that accidents happen. A natural wood countertop can be refinished to look as good as new if it gets damaged, which is unlike stone. Some people even see small scratches on the wood as its unique patina.
  • Durability: A well-taken-care-of wood countertop can last up to 40 years – This will also depend on the quality of the species of wood chosen, cherrywood, walnut, oak, and hickory are one of the most common ones when it comes to wood countertops. So, if you are responsible and keep good maintenance of your wood countertop, this will last for years to come!

Now, Is a Wood Countertop Right For Your Needs?

For example: how do you plan on using your new countertop? Will you be chopping food directly on the wood surface (similar to a butcher block)? Or will you use a cutting board for food prep? If chopping directly on the countertop is your choice, then we recommend edge grain or end grain construction. This way, the surface will be more durable and long-lasting. Now, If you want to maintain your countertop’s good condition, avoid cutting food directly on the surface. Face grain construction will save you time and money. Plus, the wood grain pattern will be more prominently displayed than with edge or end grain tops.

Also, are you willing to put in the effort of giving your countertop regular maintenance? What about cleaning it up quickly after something spills to avoid future stains? These are the things you need to take into consideration before moving forward with a wood countertop

You´ve decided to install a wood countertop? That’s awesome! You will not regret it, you will be quickly in love with the warmth and beauty it´ll bring to your kitchen. Visit our website today and learn more about our products and services!