Wood effect worktops are a great way to add some style and warmth to your kitchen, without breaking the bank. While wood kitchen countertops have been widely available for years, they have recently become much more affordable. In addition, there are a number of benefits of having a custom wood kitchen countertop installed instead of buying a ready-made model:
Wood effect worktops are durable and incredibly strong. They can withstand extreme heat and won’t warp, crack or splinter. As well as this, wood kitchen countertops offer a wide variety of benefits over their less expensive counterparts. For example, if you choose a wood that is slightly lighter in colour, such as a lighter coloured oak, you can expect it to last much longer than a similarly-sized wood that is built primarily out of hardwoods. Also, solid wood kitchen countertops are highly attractive and can give your room an added real ‘wow’ factor. Additionally, they are extremely easy to clean and maintain; just remove any food and dirt, wash with a mild soap, dry with a soft cloth, and presto – your wood kitchen countertop is as new as ever!
If you are looking for the best deals around for a wood kitchen countertop, you can always head online for some comparison shopping. Simply visit one of the many online retail stores selling DIY wood kitchen countertops and see what is on offer. You can also find a large selection of ready-made countertops for your home if you feel like building your own. Most DIY wood kitchen countertops come with a guarantee and free delivery within the UK. If you are planning to build your own wood countertop, make sure you get some professional advice and guidance to ensure that you are doing it correctly.
Some people prefer the look of a polished wood kitchen countertop over a wood effect one. This may be down to personal preference. A polished wood kitchen countertop will however have noticeable blemishes and knots. Another downside of a polished wood kitchen countertop is that it will attract fingerprints and dirt quite quickly. For some this is acceptable, but if you have little children and pets you will find this a point in favour of a wood effect wood kitchen countertop.
A wooden worktop can be polished by a professional or you could do it yourself. The process of polishing a wood kitchen countertop involves getting rid of all loose or damp sanding the wood surface and then giving it a wet polish with a water-based wood polish remover. To give your wood kitchen countertop the best finish you should use a very soft cloth whilst working on it and only sand away as much as absolutely necessary. Sanding should be carried out several times until you achieve the best shine possible. Once the sanding is completed, buff the wood to level off.
If you are looking for something a little more substantial, you may want to consider a wood effect kitchen countertop made from solid wood. There are a number of different woods, which are used to make kitchen countertops so you should be able to find something suitable for your needs. If you are unsure you can ask a timber specialist for advice. These specialists will be happy to advise you on the different woods which would be most suitable to your needs and will also be able to recommend the best supplier for your needs. It is worth finding out as much as possible about the various woods that are available so that you can make an informed decision on the wood kitchen countertop that is right for your kitchen.
Having decided on a wood kitchen countertop, you should then consider how best to finish it. Finishing wood will usually involve a variety of tasks including using special woods for the stain or painting, sanding and then polishing the wood. Finishing a wood kitchen countertop will ensure that it looks fantastic when you are using it in your kitchen.
Choosing the right wood effect worktop is going to take some time. Take your time and choose a wood worktop which will look great in your kitchen and will offer durability. Wood kitchen worktops are a great way to add a bit of style to your kitchen but you need to make sure that you do not end up with a kitchen which is very dependent on the wood worktop, rather you get a worktop that compliments your kitchen and makes a statement on its own.