How To Choose Countertops – Wood

How To Choose Countertops – Wood

So you’ve planned your kitchen layout, you know you want those gorgeous cabinets with the ultra-sleek handles – but now you have to choose a countertop and you’re stuck. How do you decide which countertop material will look most beautiful in your new kitchen and will work best with your lifestyle? In our easy 10-part guide, we’ll talk about the top countertop materials from the expert’s perspective, and help you decide which is right for you.

This week, we’re looking at ever-popular and beautiful wood.

Price: $20-$150+ a square foot, depending on quality, source and uniqueness

Pros: Butcher block (strips of wood glued together) and solid woods (teak, walnut, etc) lend a rich, rustic look. You can cut directly on butcher block as long as it’s not varnished.

Cons: Easily scorched, scratched and damaged by water. It’s better suited to secondary spots (islands, breakfast bars, etc). If you cut on the surface, the marks will show. Requires sealing with a food-safe mineral oil every three to six months.

How To Clean It: Wipe up spills with a paper towel. Clean with soap and water. To avoid scratches, scrape away dried matter with a flexible spatula.

Want it? Give Stone Surface Specialists a call today on 801 856 0164 to schedule your FREE wood consultation and sealing.