A vintage look of African Mahogany kitchen countertops and flooring is popular today among homeowners and contractors alike. It has distinct dark coloring, aged wood grain, knots and stains. The aged wood lends an “old” look to your kitchen, but it’s also very durable and easy to care for. You can easily find suppliers who offer you ready-made countertops at wholesale prices.
Durability is of critical importance for kitchen countertops because they’re exposed to a lot of heat and moisture everyday, right from when you cook meals. Aging and exposure to moisture cause them to become more vulnerable to breaking, peeling, chipping or fading. Aging of your African mahogany countertop will make your countertops have a slightly irregular thickness, the same width or slightly wider than usual, and the same length as your original countertops.
It is advisable to have your African mahogany countertop prepared for wood stoves, hot pots, or other kitchen appliance heaters because its density and weight will prevent it from being destroyed by high heat. Its density also makes it more difficult for water to be absorbed into it, making it ideal for use in kitchen counter space that tends to get messy with heavy pots and pans. The rough texture of the wood prevents hot metal pots or pans from scratching the surface. The dense structure of the wood also protects the wooden surface from being scratched. This makes it a good material for kitchen worktops where spills or other forms of stain are common.
There are many more reasons to choose an African mahogany countertop for your kitchen or bath. Because it is a hard wood, it will not warp when placed under extreme heat, is easily maintained, and is beautiful to look at. Unlike natural stone sinks, it is very durable. It is stronger than granite countertops because it is thicker. While granite countertops may be easier to maintain, they will need to seal or even polishing after a while. A natural stone sink will last for many years and require little attention.
Another benefit to using an African mahogany sink over a granite countertop or other sink is that it adds warmth to your home. Many homes now have wood burning fireplaces or heating units that generate a great deal of heat. These heaters can be expensive to operate and they do require a steady supply of wood and charcoal. If you are trying to cook a hot dish, such as stew, you will find that a hot pot will require several hours of cooking on the stove. With a warm, dark wood sink, you can put the dish directly onto the heat source without having to leave the room.
African mahogany countertops have another advantage that you may not think about. When you are ready to cook, you do not need a big assortment of utensils. All of the pots, pans, cookie cutters, and other cooking tools that you would find in a traditional kitchen are already installed into your countertop. If you need a utensil, such as a wooden spoon, you can just run for the wood countertop and grab what you need. No matter how much you cook, you will not need to purchase more wood countertops or tools. Your kitchen countertop can take care of itself.
The third advantage of using an African mahogany countertop in your kitchen is that it can help you become a more efficient cook. If you have a large family, you know that each member of the family has their own cooking responsibilities. It can be difficult for a single person to manage the oven, refrigerator, stove, and other areas of the kitchen.
By using an African mahogany or laminate countertop, you can create one large sink for all of your cooking needs. You will also have one single source of water, which eliminates the constant worry about the faucets running low on water. These two features combined can save you time and money, while providing you with the opportunity to cook the way you want, when you want.