Wood countertops are a wonderful and attractive aesthetic alternative to those made of synthetic materials. Incorporating wood into your Atlanta kitchen design adds a warm, rich diversion away from the sterile and cold appearance of industrial or stainless appliances.
Create a Relaxing Kitchen Space
Create a more inviting and relaxing atmosphere by incorporating wood in your decor. Naturally light, medium, and dark types of wood from countries around the world beautifully accent existing fixtures with minimal to no maintenance. Wood can be easily custom made and custom fit to any situation, allowing you to really make your kitchen space your own.
We know that it sounds interesting to use wood in place of other solid surfaces, as traditionally, wood and water don’t mix. In fact, you are probably picturing discolored, warped, uneven surfaces, and cracked and misaligned edges when thinking about wood surfaces and longtime exposure to water. Have no fear though, as modern techniques and equipment are able create non-porous wood surfaces that are safe and hygienic. This makes wood a beautiful and viable choice for your countertops.
To Stain or Not to Stain
If you’re planning on drawing on the natural beauty of the wood, consider leaving it unstained. Wood countertops can be sealed against moisture using select oils and waxes, but care must still be taken with spills and water residue. Using wood that naturally resists moisture, such as teak, yellow cedar, and mahogany, is a great choice, but these surfaces will still need to be dried to prevent water stains from forming.
If you’d prefer to stain your wood countertops, using a varnish to waterproof wood surfaces is well worth the expense and the effort. The end product is an attractive, professional finish that requires little to no maintenance.
If you feel like your kitchen feels too sterile, cold, or industrial, adding beautiful wooden counters will really help bring the outdoors in. You can match them to your cabinets or choose a stain or finish that is complementary, but either way, you’ll love the way it works across multiple styles.
We at Premier Surfaces would love to discuss your options with you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to find the perfect species of wood and stain to transform your Atlanta kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary.
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