The best way to choose wood for your hardwood countertops is with the assistance of a local vendor. You can’t see the grain and true color of hardwood by looking at a picture online. When you make an appointment to visit a local vendor, you’ll be able to see many different species of hardwood side by side in the showroom. In addition, the vendor can answer all your questions on the spot.
Check Out the Vendor
Make sure that any vendors you consider to build your hardwood countertops are well established and known by local business associations like the chamber of commerce. Check their Better Business Bureau rating online. A professional vendor should have a website with full contact information. A vendor should also show you a portfolio of finished hardwood countertop projects similar to yours.
Be Realistic and Flexible
You probably have many ideas for hardwood countertop styles, amenities and types of wood that would look great in your kitchen. You want a vendor, their designers and their craftspeople to have already worked on many projects large and small, from making over kitchens and adding custom hardwood countertops to complete kitchen renovations. Your vendor will need to have a consultation with you at your home so that they can measure your existing cabinets and draw up plans.
Inevitably, your vendor and their team will point out things in your plans that need to be tweaked. They’ll make suggestions you hadn’t considered. Implementing their suggestions will ensure that you love your hardwood countertops.
Choosing Wood for Your Hardwood Countertops
During your consultation, your vendor will ask about how you’ll use your hardwood countertops. If you want a large cutting surface so you don’t have to bother with cutting boards, you’ll probably love butcher block counters or a butcher block island. You can choose the woods in your butcher block surface as well as the construction style. You can even choose to have a butcher block inset built into your custom wood countertop.
You’ll be surprised at the change a dark wood like black walnut can make in your white kitchen or how well Sapele mahogany complements your slate floor. When choosing wood for your hardwood countertops, it’s important to remember that all your woods don’t have to match. You don’t have to match your countertops to your hardwood floor. Contrasting woods in the kitchen are very much in style.
Exotic hardwoods like zebrawood can look gorgeous in your traditional kitchen. You can use reclaimed wood for naturally distressed countertops. These are only a very few of the types of woods available to you when you choose to work with a local vendor experienced in using all species of hardwoods.
Ready for to experience the sheer beauty of hardwood countertops in your kitchen. Contact Maryland Wood Countertops today at 443-840-7373 for a consultation.