Things To Know When Buying Wood Countertops

ProSource | 3/9/2016 | Product Information

Hard Maple Island Top - Tung Oil/Citrus Finish

Wood countertops are both beautiful and functional, neither of which has to be mutually exclusive. They're warmer to the touch than stone and quartz and offer a richer look than solid surface or laminate. Wood countertops actually offer a wide range of choices because you have the option of choosing the species of wood, the color and stain and the grain orientation. You can even choose to use reclaimed wood to bring some eco-conscious choices into your kitchen design.

Wood counters aren't for everybody however and to know whether they're right for you requires that you think about just how you plan on using them.

Will they be a true work surface where you envision chopping and cutting food? Or do you see a wood countertop that's more of a focal point, an island or bar top centerpiece that shows off the highlights of the wood's rich grain and color? Maybe it's a combination of both.

Wood counters work well in all of these scenarios. The most important factor is deciding how you plan on using them and making choices that are consistent with those plans.

These tops receive four coats of finish on all surfaces of the top to ensure a well-oiled finish. The tung oil/citrus finish penetrates into the wood. It needs to be reapplied periodically, but after the break-in period, this will only need to be done every 6 months to a year, depending on usage of the top. The tung oil/citrus finish is waterproof, heat and stain-resistant as long as the surface is maintained properly.

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