A modern kitchen has brought back wood countertops popularity to the market. Now we know that with the right treatments and care, wood countertops will last longer and sanitary. The wood staves bonded together strongly thanks to the modern adhesives. Even the butcher block is submerged into the water. The finishing oil of wood countertops is safe in contact with food products. A solid wood, as common material fro wood countertops, has several advantages such as:
- Aesthetic value
It gives a warm and relaxing feeling. It is a natural complement for any veneer or solid cabinetry and will go wonderfully with hardwood floorings, moldings, cornices and mantels.
Wood countertops are easy to install and easy to cut to templates. Wood tops have a minimum of chemical components unlike the solid surface or laminate one. If there are any scratches, you can easily remove that by sanding the area. Hardwood surfaces can be used as island tops, a section of countertop, butcher block hidden under the countertop that can be pulled as drawer or sections of countertop.
Wooden top can last a lifetime if it’s properly sealed and installed. Woodentops have a great absorbing capacity, unlike granite, marble or tile.
For decades people think that plastic or laminate sure face is safer due to its non-porous structure rather than wood. People think that wood can be an ideal surface for bacteria to thrive since wood is also a “live” things. However, in 1993 and 1998, the study showed that the antibacterial properties that wood surfaces exhibit, properties that no other cutting surface appears to possess. That means in wood surface, bacterial populations disappear fast. Then the wooden cutting surface finally accepted as the first choice of health-conscious individuals.
- Affordable Price
Though hardwood is more expensive than laminate, it is cheaper than stone, granite, marble, solid surface, steel or tile. Surprise right? The butcher block counter tops come in several options like beech wood, cherry, walnut, oak, whitebeam (hickory look), acacia (black locust) or hard maple. They are available in various dimensions and grades. If you purchased it from Lafor Wood Products, you will get mineral oil for free. They will also help you to finish and preserve the butcher blocks. You can visit their website for further information.