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.
Pros: Easy to clean and a smooth work surface for baking. Can be sanded and resealed as needed.
Cons: Can be damaged by water and stains over time. Scratches must be oiled or sealed according to manufacturer’s specifications.
Summary: 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.