Solid wood counter, butcher block countertops, and wood veneer countertops are good countertop options.
Wood countertops introduce a natural, warm look into their space. Wood is an excellent choice for kitchens island tops and home offices. But one must understand the pros and cons of a wood countertop surface before choosing it for their homes.
Pros: Natural beauty, warm to the touch, suitable for food preparation like chopping/prep surface, gentle on delicate glassware, china, and knives
Cons: Easily damaged by burns, dents, spills, and scratches, requires a food-safe protective sealer, needs regular maintenance, will discolor if installed improperly around the sink
There are many types of wood counter tops from which to choose. The color options are endless, and you’ll find the perfect one for your home. Be aware; if a wood countertop is sealed improperly, it offers a porous surface where germs will hide. If the wood surface is not treated with mineral oil or another protectant often, damage can occur. Using a separate cutting board will help save your countertop surfaces from scratches, dents and water damage.
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