411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Why Everyone Should Have Live Edge Wood Furniture

In recent years, live edge wood furniture has become increasingly popular. Aside from being the perfect kind of wood to achieve the perfect rustic...

on Jul 17, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Treating Bed Bugs

Let’s face it: pest control can be difficult, especially when it comes to bed bugs. Bed bugs are one of the worst kinds of pests because they...

on Jul 17, 2018

5 Things Every Modern Kitchen Needs

Nowadays, modern style is all the rage in architecture and interior design. Many homeowners attempt to achieve the perfect modern kitchen. But,...

on Jul 17, 2018

If Your AC Unit is Making Any of These Noises, Get It Checked Out

Air conditioners can and do make noises, and while some are completely normal and benign, others may signify a more substantial problem. If your...

on Jul 13, 2018

Four Biggest TV Reception Problems That are Best Left to Antenna Specialists

Nothing is more relaxing than sitting on the couch and watching your favourite TV shows or movies at the end of a tiring day at work.

on Jul 13, 2018

Wooden Worktops Give a Kitchen Style, Warmth and Good Looks

by Guest on Feb 5, 2013

Fitting a wooden worktop in your kitchen provides you with an attractive and durable work surface. There is no doubt that wood gives a warmth and beauty that could not be added with any other type of worktop that is available. What is more, with the right care, that beauty can last for years.

When refurbishing your kitchen, you take great care in choosing the right cabinets and fittings, the best accessories, the nicest shade of paint, so why not give equal consideration to the work surfaces that you will use. After all, it is the work surface that will provide the final finish and choosing the right one must take into consideration their practicality as well their attractiveness.

Long-lasting Beauty at an Affordable Price

Laminate worktops are very inexpensive, but these have a limited lifespan. They often damage more easily with age and become stained, discolored and scratched. At the other end of the scale, granite worktops can withstand the knocks, spills and scrapes of a busy family kitchen, but are extremely costly to fit. Choosing a wood finish, such as oak kitchen worktops, provides you with a long-lasting beauty for an affordable price.

The beauty of fitting oak kitchen worktops, or indeed, any other type of wood surface, is that the attractiveness will deepen with time, as wood improves with age. There is no doubt that when it comes to picking out kitchen worktops, wood is extremely hard to beat.

Caring For Your Wooden Worktops

However, it must be said that, as with most worthwhile things in life, wooden work surfaces need some maintenance to preserve their good looks. This is not a difficult task to undertake and does not require a belt sander or any other special tools. It is as simple as wiping the work surface with a cloth, infused with wood treatment oil and allowing it to dry thoroughly before use. This should be done every two or three months so that the wood remains sealed and the use of abrasive cleaners should be avoided to protect the finish. Treating the wood with oil also makes it more resistant to the humid atmosphere of the kitchen, thus preventing warping.

Even if you accidentally scrape or chip the work surface, it is easily remedied with a little light sanding to reveal the new wood underneath. Wooden worktops are solid wood all the way through, so mistakes can be rectified simply and quickly.

Rustic Or Contemporary Kitchens Benefit from Wooden Worktops

Wooden worktops look fantastic in a rustic country farmhouse style kitchen, as the material is perfect to compliment the natural wood of the cabinets and the choice of colours for the paint and tiles. Warm honey tones suit this style best, so pine or warm oak is the ideal choice.

Contemporary kitchens don't need to miss out on the beauty of real wood, however, as wooden work surfaces blend well with modern units and fittings, too. Pale coloured, gloss finish cabinets, or even the more modern strong gloss colours, such as purple or red, look stunning with a dark stained oak worktop. For smaller kitchens with limited light, a pale maple or beech will help to add a light and airy feel to the room.

Once you have chosen and fitted the worktops, besides the oil treatment and gentle cleansing required, the beauty and character of the wood can be further protected by simply taking care. Wooden worktops are tough, but even so, cannot withstand cutting or the placement of hot pans or oven dishes. Using a chopping board and a metal pan trivet will prevent any damage. Treat the worktops with respect and their beauty can last a lifetime.

AUTHOR BIO

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

5 Must Have Pieces of Equipment for Your Workout Room

There are many advantages to having a gym or workout room at home. It is convenient, there is no waiting and once you have the right equipment in...

Improvements / Remodeling

These Bathroom Trends Will Become More Popular in 2017

A recent Houzz survey found that on average people spend 30-60 minutes a day in the bathroom. That’s the equivalent of 8-15 days a year – the same...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Hibernation Time Amazing Tips to Design a Womans Den

Enough about man caves. How about woman dens? A woman needs a spot to call hers just as the man does. Man caves are usually filled with all the...

Interior Design / Decor

An Overview of Basic Wood Floor Repairs

A small issue with a wood floor doesn't necessarily mean that you have to replace or redo the entire floor.. Your existing wood floor is probably...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

The Life Cycle of the Tree

A tree’s life cycle begins with germination. An adult tree will drop a seed to the ground, usually in fall or winter, and the seed will lie dormant...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2018