Grothouse Lumber Company | Wood Countertops
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Wood is a beautiful and lively alternative to stone and engineered stone countertops that add warmth and character in almost any kitchen design. If you are looking to add charm and versatility, then wood countertops may be for you.
With Grothouse Solid Wood Surfaces’ 60 wood species to choose from and 30+ edge profiles to pair, your design options are almost endless. Depending on your style preferences and application, each custom-built top makes a statement and creates a focal point in your new design project, regardless of room type or situation.
Three Types of Kitchen Wood Countertops:
There are different kinds of wood countertops Grothouse offers, each with different features that can be cut and built-in to get your desired use and look. Such as kitchen perimeters, islands, cutting board areas, bar heights, wet bars, bathrooms, or any sort of parallel working surface – Grothouse custom wood countertops can make a dramatic design statement.
1. Solid Wood countertops
Wood kitchen countertops provide a unique, functional, and warm look to a kitchen. These are constructed in Flat Grain or Edge Grain strips to highlight the grain of the wood. Planks can vary in width from 4” to 14” depending on the desired look.
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2. Reclaimed Wood Countertops
Grothouse also offers a line of reclaimed countertops. These countertops are crafted using reclaimed wood pulled from 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania barns and homes. Grothouse reclaimed countertops come in a variety of FSC certified products. This is a great option if you want a sophisticated rustic look that adds a touch of history to your home.
With the versatility of wood countertops, you can also have custom features cut in or added to the surface itself. Such as:
- – Waterproof drains angled towards an under mount sink
- – Metal rivets installed to hold hot pans and cookie sheets
- – Juice grooves cut into drain and capture liquid
- – Waste hole inserted to make collecting trash easy as a swipe
3. Butcher Block Countertops
Butcher block countertops can be constructed in many forms and are made in an End Grain construction. This is the most durable and is forgivable to knife cuts. Butcher blocks can be self-healing and can even look new again after sanding and a fresh oil rub. Butcher blocks are finished with Grothouse Original Oil (read more about the non-toxic properties of this finish below).
Butcher block countertops are versatile in style and can be used in a multitude of ways in your kitchen. Below are some common options by Grothouse:
- – Countertop
- – Inserted in another countertop
- – Movable kitchen island
- – Independent cutting board
Grothouse Finish Options:
-This is commonly used for wood surfaces where cutting and food preparation is done on a surface such as butcher block counters. This oil is food safe, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and safe for people with nut allergies. Considered a “green” finish this countertop is constructed typically in Edge Grain. Learn more about Grothouse Original Oil™
-This is commonly used for counters constructed in Flat Grain and Edge Grain where you require a waterproof finish but do not use the surface for food preparation. Durata® finish is popular because it does not require ongoing maintenance; it is a true permanent finish that does not require re-application.
Wood Countertop Care:
Wood countertops are a popular alternative to stone surfaces because natural wood retains the enzymes produced by the living tree. It has a built-in safeguard to bacteria, which makes wood a good choice for kitchen surfaces. Mild soap and water is the best way to clean wood, you should avoid using furniture cleaner in food areas. Grothouse suggests re-oiling countertops finished in their Original Oil once per month, allowing 5-10 min for it to absorb before wiping away excess oil.
To learn more about kitchen countertop options, read our Kitchen Countertop Options: What You Need to Know blog article.