Wooden kitchen countertops give a home a natural, warm feeling. They come in a range of different wood types and are becoming more and more popular in modern kitchens. The great thing about wooden countertops is that even if they do experience some wear, this “damage” that may show easily on other kitchen countertops adds to the character of a wooden top and can easily be sanded out.
One needs to be careful, however, as wood needs to be treated or sealed often to prevent the wood from drying out or swelling and warping as a result of moisture, especially around sinks.
- Stainless steel
While most often used in the hospitality industry for hygienic reasons, stainless steel kitchen countertops can be used in any style of home kitchen as well. Stainless steel countertops complement most modern appliances, which is why they blend in so easily.
Stainless steel is easy to clean as well asheat and stain resistant, but it is susceptible to damage such as denting and scratching.
Granite is one of the tougher kitchen countertop options as it is heat and scratch resistant. This is a beautiful natural material offering unique colours in polished gloss and matt finishes, but it can be quite costly. Gloss laminate countertops that look like granite are often chosen as a more affordable substitute.