I’ve been wondering about how durable my IKEA wood kitchen countertop is. I also had a hunch that I’d buy one, especially since I live near an IKEA store. But, when I got it home and began using it, I was surprised to find that it’s quite durable. I also have been really impressed with the way it looks and feels. So, how durable can I cut wood countertops for? It’s extremely durable and has a very nice polished finish that hides it true wood identity.
After nearly two months of use, I’ve had no dents or scratches or stains or anything else on it. I’m just finding out that the IKEA wood countertop isn’t that great for cutting wood. The thing is, you have to be pretty careful when using something like this for anything other than kitchen counter tops. You can easily scratch it and cut yourself a big time if you’re not careful. That’s why I wouldn’t recommend it for a wood work area or for a home with kids or pets.
I also find it surprising that the IKEA wood countertop is cheaper in the store than it’s online. Online prices are much lower because they don’t have the overheads that they have in their brick-and-mortar stores. They have less overhead and can pass those savings along to you. They can also save money by not having to pay for commercial cleaning chemicals. They can afford to put cheaper labor costs on the countertops, which results in better merchandise at a lower cost.
I will say that I like the way the IKEA wood kitchen countertop looks. The company uses high quality woods, like oak and maple, which means you’re getting a countertop that’s going to last a long time. It also seems that their product is of very high quality. The company offers lifetime warranties on their wood kitchen countertops and they back up their claims with a 25 year warranty. These are rather strong warranties for something that is supposed to last a long time.
One thing to note about wood kitchen countertop is that it is going to show signs of age and use. This is especially true with the darker woods like oak and maple. You might want to wipe down the wood kitchen countertop after a while to remove the soap and other residue that can build up. Just make sure you don’t use too much water or you’ll mar the finish. Another thing to remember is that you will probably want to put something like wood polish on it once a year to keep it looking nice. Some people actually stain their wood kitchen countertop instead, but I think that a wood stain looks much better.
When looking for a wood kitchen countertop, another important question to ask yourself is “What kind of kitchen do I plan to use this wood countertop in?” For example, if you are looking for a wood kitchen countertop for a breakfast bar, you’re going to need something with a good amount of density. If you’re trying to cut wood for a living room fireplace, you should consider something more low density. Some woods are more dense than others, so ask yourself what your actual intention is when choosing your wood kitchen countertop. Remember, the denser the wood is, the more durable it will be.
Another question to ask yourself before purchasing your wood kitchen countertop is “Do I have enough space to handle the wood?” If you have an extra large kitchen, you might consider getting more than one wood kitchen countertop. If you only have a smaller area to work with, get a single countertop and build your design around it. You can always buy additional boards to place underneath the first one as needed.
You also need to consider whether or not you plan to stain or paint your wood kitchen countertop. If you plan on using wood stain, you need to be aware that wood colors go darker with each stain that you put on them. This means that a lighter color wood would look funny on your counter. However, if you do decide to use wood stain, you’ll find that the stains come in very close to matching actual wood. You can always sand the wood to give it the right match, but most people don’t have the time to do this.