Kitchen Countertops 101

Design

Let’s call this “Countertops 101”

Today’s topic: Stainless Steel and Wood. These are two choices that should always be on any list for kitchen countertops.  They’re tops for us, and should be top choices for you too.

Why stainless steel?

  • It’s virtually indestructible.
  • Resistand to: heat, stains, water…just about anything!
  • Yes, it is prone to scratches, but it will become apart of the patina that is stainless steel.
  • It’s non-porous!  Complete hygienic.
  • Perfect for a modern contemporary kitchen, yet even the most traditional kitchen can handle stainless steel…no problem.

Move over granite…stainless steel countertops, are not just for restaurants anymore.

Did we sell this?  Come across too pushy?  You’ll love it.

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Now, wood countertops…What’s so good about these?

  • They’re cozy and casual.
  • Gives your kitchen a warm and welcoming feel.
  • There are all kinds of options: butcher block, salvaged wood, exotic species, different stains and sealers.
  • You can get a sealed finish, this makes them water and stain resistant.  However,  experts prefer a natural oil finish for knife work, which will require cleaning and rubbing with mineral oil.
  • Unsealed wood can be sanded to eliminate burn marks and stains…although you NEVER should put any hot pots or pans down on a wood surfaces.  You will need trivets, regardless of the finish.
  • Despite what many people may think, wood surfaces DO NOT absorb or harbor any more bacteria, than harder surfaces do.
  • The key is to clean and moisturizing the counters.
  • Oiling is very important.

Check out these beauties.  We’re drooling over them.

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