Wooden Worktops in a Kitchen

Sometimes a wooden worktop fits the aesthetic you wish to achieve in your new kitchen but you may have some concerns about the maintenance and practicality involved. Here are some guidelines that may help. Make sure your wooden worktop is properly sealed (Some industry experts recommend Osmo Oil, others prefer Linseed Oil). Particular care needs to be taken around the sink. If you are considering an undermounted sink the exposed end grain of the wood will need extra attention and at the area around the taps a granite or stone tap insert could be considered.  Be prepared to reseal the wood every few months. Leaving water to sit on a wooden worktop is not a good idea. Similarily spillages of detergent should be wiped up straight away. Alternatively a “used” wooden worktop with marks and wear can add real texture to a room but this should be limited to a small area or to a particular style of kitchen. If you don’t like wear, are houseproud and you don’t live alone proceed with caution and seal, reseal, reseal.

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