Although it may seem like a pretty simple idea, installing a butcher block top on your kitchen counter may surprise you. If you have ever been inside of a house that has a wood countertop, then you know just how easy it can be to get burned when using a wood stove. While it is possible to protect yourself by using heat resistant tools and a wood fired stove, you still run the risk of getting hurt if you happen to get into close contact with a hot ember or other flying object. By installing a butcher block top on your wood kitchen countertop you will be taking the first step towards making your home safer for your family.
One of the most common injuries from a wood stove accident happens right in front of the person sitting on the top. Most people don’t realize how close they are to the flames and smoke until it is too late. When sitting directly in front of a wood burning stove or a wood fired oven, you can have second thoughts about the safety of sitting there. You may not think that you can safely stand there and protect your feet, but you really should. The heat that is in that kitchen countertop is enough to start serious fire injury issues.
A wood-burning oven or stove can leave burn marks all over your countertop if it has been sitting for any length of time. These burn marks are caused when the wood on the top of your countertop is exposed to flames and smoke. The more exposure to these harmful substances you have to, the higher the chances are of you getting severe burns on your manmade stone surface.
Installing a wood burning manmade stone countertop can be expensive. However, there are ways that you can make your countertop less expensive in the long run by choosing a material that will last and do not require a lot of upkeep to keep it looking good and free from burn marks. Natural stone is one option that can help to keep your butcher block top looking great without needing to replace it every few years. By choosing manmade products with low maintenance, you can save money while protecting your investment.
Natural stone is a wonderful material for any type of manmade surface. Choosing marble, granite, limestone, slate, or travertine for your top will ensure that you will have a top that looks great for a very long time. The stone will last longer, and will not require the expensive maintenance that other types of manmade surfaces do. The reason that you do not need to replace your tops is that they can withstand a great amount of wear and tear. If you have a slab of limestone that has been sitting around for over twenty years, it still looks fantastic.
One thing about using natural stone on your butcher block countertop is that it does require more maintenance than some of the other materials. Since the material is harder to clean up, you will need to use products that are designed specifically for cleaning countertops. You can get these products at your local home improvement store or online. You may also need to bring in your regular household cleaners, and use a wood neutralizer to help get rid of any of the dirt, grease, or burn marks that may be left behind after you have finished cooking.
Because of the natural beauty of butcher block, it makes it perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your kitchen. Choosing the right type of wood will allow you to make your top look very unique and give it your own personal flair. If you decide on using hardwoods, you will want to choose your wood in a way that will enhance the natural beauty of the wood. For instance, if you were to use a maple wood menard, you would want to match the reward with some light color countertops and appliances such as a stove top. If you were to use a pine wood menard, you would look for lighter colored countertops and appliances.
The great thing about butcher block rewards is that they provide an opportunity to show off your unique personality. They are easy to customize, and once you have spent the time learning how to do this, you will have a variety of top design choices to make. This is why they are perfect for people who like to keep things simple but classy. Once you have gone through the trouble of choosing the top design, you will be able to go out and find exactly what you need to make your kitchen beautiful, even though you already had all of the items needed to begin with!