Constructed from hardwood pieces laminated together with glue, for strength and stability. It can be restored if damaged, stained, or punctured.
HOW WOOD COUNTERTOPS TRUMP ALL OTHER ALTERNATIVES
SAY HELLO TO THE PERFECT BEAUTY
Wood countertops beat manmade materials by the fact that their look is unique. While stone countertops look the same in the showroom as when they are brought to your home, you will never get two identical pieces of wood, meaning every single worktop will have one-of-a-kind wood grain. This translates into an amazing surface complemented with great character.
The growing trend for homeowners employing warm natural colors and materials into their interior design allows wood countertops to show off its natural warmth of real wood. So long as wood becomes a highly valued commodity, solid wood will be the material that never goes out of style.
SUSTAINABILITY AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS
There is one trait wood possesses that makes it superior to other materials and that is the fact that wood is a renewable resource. This mere fact alone is a huge selling point to ecologically conscious buyers. Considering wood is being grown and harvested in responsibly managed plantations and submerged tropical hardwoods are being reclaimed, wood comes in many varieties and it has become more affordable and accessible than ever before. Wood's cost is only half of or lower than that of marble and granite, making it an appealing material for a natural surface at a reasonable price.
Hardwoods like Almendro, Tigerwood, Teak, Balsamo make superb and beautiful hard counter surfaces and age with wonderful effects with proper maintenance. The popularity of Teak has seen an increase over the last decades because of its eccentric grain, extremely high dimensional stability, and unique aesthetic values. A countertop made of teak promises to outlive your kitchen or bathroom.
Teak has been praised for over 2,000 years as a canonical construction timber for shipbuilding, teak flooring, furniture, decking and any application that requires a robust, durable, and stable hardwood. This is the reason for our affiliation with Panama Teak Forestry as their ecologically responsible plantations offer teak that is capable of producing exquisite effects on woodworking projects.
Not only are wood countertops environmentally sustainable, they also offer financial sustainability. The reason being is wood countertops are much easier to install than ones made of stone. Installation is always a concern for homeowners. Considering man made materials like stone, marble, granite, concrete require pre-cutting, specific measurement, time waiting, shipping cost, etc. Whereas, wood can be cut and installed on site by a skilled woodworker and its budget friendliness allows a customized order for the perfect fit. Also, it might be obvious to point out that wood is much lighter than many other materials on the market, allowing even more cost savings.
Made of a natural material, wood countertops are an absolute hygienic surface for food. Wood's anti-bacterial quality is a crucial bit of information for countertops installed in a kitchen. Hardwoods like Balsamo and Black Walnut have this advantage over other materials, which is why they are such a favorite for many wood countertop designs.
Woods with small pore structures cause germs to die within the inner wood grains shortly after their invasion. Researches have shown bacteria survives for a much shorter amount of time on wood-work surfaces than they do on plastic or other synthetic materials. This ability varies among the woods so it would be best to consult food safety officials for public kitchen use.
CONVENIENT FOOD PREPARATION SURFACE
Since it is a food-friendly surface, it would be such a waste if you prepare your food elsewhere. Cutting or eating directly on wood countertops are all possible. Banging or clinking sounds you would hear on stone or granite surface when placing a pan, plate, or glass are mute on wood countertops.
This will allow it to become the favorite spot in your kitchen. This attribute also naturally goes with the whir of knives is quietened, making cooking a more pleasurable activity after a long day at work. Because wood is much less dense and hard than other worktops, sound is absorbed by it rather than being resonated by surfaces made of granite or marble.
EASY TO CARE FOR
The maintenance techniques vary between a wood countertop made for direct food preparation or one used as an ornamental feature of a gathering space in the house.
The former needs to be cleaned and oiled from time to time with food-safe mineral oil, so that it can perform and age wonderfully. Wood countertops used for cooking might require a bit more upkeep over its course.
The latter should be sealed with varnish so that a water and stain proofing is formed. This will also mean less time is needed to care for decorative wood countertops. When varnish is applied, it introduces a seal on the top layer of the wood, which then permeates the wood pores, keeping foreign intruders from entering and harming the wood.