For any new kitchen, the kitchen worktop will be a vital decision. From composite materials like Corian, and the more affordable Quartz, to natural stone, or laminate, there are a variety of material types to choose from for your kitchen worktops. And there are also a number of practical decisions that you will need to consider. Hardwood kitchen worktops are a popular choice. But why should you choose a hardwood kitchen worktop? Well, here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about hardwood kitchen worktops.
Why should you choose a hardwood kitchen worktop?
Hardwood kitchen worktops bring a lot of benefits, including:
- Creating a warm and welcoming kitchen space- natural materials can make a space feel more warm, and welcoming, and natural timber is one of the best options for this.
- Suits a range of kitchen styles- any type of kitchen, including contemporary kitchens, can benefit from a hardwood worktop, as long as the worktop is designed with that particular style in mind. For example, in a country kitchen a thick cut, unvarnished worktop is an effective choice, while a contemporary kitchen would use a thinner cut, varnished wooden worktop for the best visual effect.
- Durable and strong- kitchen worktops need to be fairly robust, and hardwood is a durable and strong option.
There are however some considerations to bear in mind when thinking about hardwood worktops. These include:
- Maintenance- Hardwood worktops can be high maintenance. They will need to be initially treated using oil to seal the wood. You will need to apply a coat of this oil once a day for the first week, and then once a week for the next month, and then once a month for a year! This will help make sure that the worktop is fully waterproof.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Homematas.