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An essential part of any kitchen design is the worktop. It is something that is most frequently used and seen; therefore, not only does it need to be hardwearing, but it also needs to look fantastic too.  

Wood and stone are both popular choices, but how do you know which option will be right for your kitchen design? This blog will outline the pros and cons of wood and stone to help you.  

Wood and stone are very different materials that can add a unique, natural finish to your kitchen design. However, looking at how they will perform over the years may help you to make an informed choice.

Stone Worktops

Stone worktops are most commonly made from quartz, granite or marble.   

Pros  

  • Hard wearing and will last for many years.   
  • Can make a striking centrepiece for a kitchen   
  • Each stone worktop is unique, as it is made from a natural material.  
  • Can be used to create different looks in your kitchen.  

Cons  

  • Expensive to buy, cut and fit.   
  • Stone quarries cause air, water and noise pollution, leaving a vast scourge on the landscape. So, they are not a good choice for the environment.   
  • They can crack and then require specialist treatment to repair them.   
  • Need to be sealed.   
  • Cold to the touch and can increase noise, reverberating the sound around the room instead of absorbing it.   

Wood Worktops

Many types of wood worktops are available to complement your design beautifully, whether you have a traditional or modern style. From the traditional oak with its golden honey tones to the striking, almost black Wenge wood.   

Pros   

  • Solid wood worktops are hardwearing and will last for decades, gaining character and charm as the year’s pass.   
  • Wood is easy to maintain, and if it becomes damaged, it can be simply repaired with sanding and oiling.   
  • Timber is harvested from managed forests, ensuring it is sustainable and that the environment is not harmed in the process.   
  • Wood is a tactile material that gives your design a warm homely feel, reducing sound to create a serene space that people naturally gravitate to.   
  • Each worktop is unique due to the wood’s distinctive grain structure and pattern.   
  • A wide range of colours and designs are available to suit most spaces, designs and budgets.   

Cons  

  • Wood can become damaged if chopping takes place directly onto the work surface.  
  • It does require oiling, usually annually, as it is a natural material.   
  • Water damage can occur if the worktops are not sealed.  

So which option is right for you?

The material you choose for your worktop can depend on many factors. As you can see, stone can create a good work surface. However, if you are looking for a worktop that will make your kitchen a serene, welcoming space. For cooking, entertaining and spending time with your family, a wood worktop is likely the right choice.    

We are here from your initial enquiry to your delivery and beyond. Using our years of experience to ensure you get the right wood worktop for your unique kitchen design.   

Why wait, order your Solid wood worktop today!

We know wood, and because of this, we are able to offer you an expansive collection of wood worktops and services, to suit any and all home projects.

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