Wood countertops offer variety and functionality. Hardwoods such as maple and oak are most often used as countertop woods. Most frequently used for islands or an inlayed work areas.
Easy to clean and a smooth work surface for baking. Can be sanded and resealed as needed.
Can be damaged by water and stains over time. Scratches must be oiled or sealed according to manufacturer’s specifications.
A good option for islands when used in conjuction with other materials like granite. Due to the maintenance required, not a good idea for an entire kitchen.