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 what are the reasons to choose a hardwood kitchen worktop? And what are the important factors to consider?
What are the main reasons to choose a hardwood kitchen worktop?
Hardwood kitchen worktops can bring a lot of benefits to any kitchen, 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.
What are the important considerations for a hardwood kitchen worktop?
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. We are Preston’s leading kitchen design experts and we are always happy to help.