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Wonderful Wood Countertops for Kitchen and Bath

Yes, you can enjoy beautifully warm wood counters near water sans worry (almost), with the right type of wood and sealer Full Story
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alisoncartwright
My husband and I are in the fourth year of building and finishing a log house so wood finishes were a no-brainer although we have softened the effect by using gyproc for all interior walls. I have 2", beech, edge grain butcher block in the kitchen and I love it. Sealed with 3 coats of IKEA's BEHANDLA finish. It has no colour , is foodsafe, and is water clean-up. To keep things neat we installed a two bowl, drain board on each side, integrated stainless sink with no counter top needed and around the induction cook top, before we oiled the finish, I glued down a border of stainless tiles that the cook top dropped down onto with a waterproof gasket. These tiles seem to be able to catch most of the inevitable dribbles. For our bathroom, I fell in love with two bamboo sink/vanity combos that were on the showroom floor and they came home with us the same day
June 22, 2014 at 11:42am     
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lewinters
We have walnut worktops of 150mm wide x 35mm thick staves in our kitchen with an under mount sink and induction hob flush with the worktop surface. It is absolutely stunning combined with flat white doors, walnut veneer cupboard interiors, solid walnut dovetail drawer boxes. The worktops and drawers are finished in Osmo oil, which I strongly recommend. I have dropped boiling water on it without a mark, and as it is breathable it forms no water rings. it is very easy to recoat annually as it never blisters and requires no rubbing down. Magic stuff!
June 22, 2014 at 12:26pm     
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Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

Get details and costs on top counter materials to help you narrow down the choices for your kitchen Full Story
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Allison Crossley
Thanks. This was very helpful
June 29, 2014 at 1:34pm   
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