By Laurette Garnier. Kitchen. Saturday, October 07th 2017, 01:40:39 AM.
According to construction guru Bob Villa, maple and bamboo are the most popular species because of their availability and sustainability. However, many hardwoods are also well-suited for kitchen countertops, depending on the look you want and the region in which you live in. An example of a regional wood used for countertops is mesquite in the Southwest United States. Mesquite is as well suited as black walnut or cherry. Woods that are very soft like pine are not usually used for countertops
Maryland Wood Countertops explains that a live edge slab stands out from other countertops and instantly adds style to your home. The most common types of slab woods are Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Elm, and Red or White Oak.
While brushed stainless steel is the most common choice for countertops thanks to its more easygoing maintenance, there are a variety of other types of finishes available, such as antique matte or a polish that is satin or mirror. Of course, the shinier your finish, the more time you will spend polishing off fingerprints.