Custom kitchen countertops are unlike mass produced options. At Maryland Wood Countertops, we make them exactly the way that you want them to be made. When you choose to work with a skilled artisan, you can expect for everything to turn out just the way that you have imagined it. You may be considering several different surfaces, but the best kitchen countertops often feature wood because it provides superior durability and style.
- Scented or unscented
- Versatile in terms of color
Strong Woods Make the Best Kitchen Countertops
In order for your countertop to withstand daily wear and tear, you should pick out a strong wood species. Whether it’s for food preparation or simply placing your groceries on the counter, you need a wood that can take a beating. Oak, cherry, maple, and many other woods have been known for their lasting, durable qualities.
A shock-resistant wood is a great choice for your kitchen countertops. Walnut, hickory and ash all offer high shock-resistance. When you want to make sure that your kitchen is a safe place to prepare foods, these woods provide extra peace of mind.
Scented or Unscented Woods
Some woods have a distinctive scent that you will notice right away. Cherry and mahogany offer a refreshing light scent. Teak is another wood with a natural scent when it’s first cut.
Wood Comes in a Variety of Tones
Your wood species will be as light or as dark as you need it to be. A white oak, ash, or hickory wood is going to be on the lighter scale. If you want a darker wood, look for a wenge or black walnut. Cherry or maple in many cases offer a nice middle ground.
Some woods also offer a bonus of being naturally water resistant. You can go with a white oak, or you may want to choose teak. However, you can add a water-resistant finish to almost any wood.
Each wood is going to have its own unique grain pattern. Whether open or closed grain, each species makes a stylistic statement about your kitchen.
For the Best Kitchen Countertops, Call Us Today
At Maryland Wood Countertops, we’ve provided clients with the best kitchen countertops for years. We use building materials that will enhance the look of your home and last for a lifetime. Give us a call today at 443-840-7373 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.