Just as a tree in its natural environment or a stylish coffee table centerpiece, a rustic wood countertop can give a finished look to a wide range of bathrooms. Rustic bathroom areas will benefit from an unfinished, natural wood countertop, while classic bathrooms will match well with a finished wood, like teak countertops from Asia. Set the tone of your bathroom design with the right countertop.
Wood counters can be both purposeful as well as ornamental. Functional ones are ideal for everyday use. Pretty, finished countertops are often installed to provide a more well-appointed look. Once sealers are applied, wood countertops are hygienic and all sorts of bathing essentials can easily be placed on the surface without incurring any damage.
How to choose your bathroom counter
Wood bathroom counters can be made from a variety of hardwood types, including maple, oak, birch and cherry. Also consider staining your bathroom counter with soap safe blue, green, red and yellow stains for a distinctive surface. Teak wood is an attractive choice for a bathroom counter. It is tough and withstands moisture well, and it has an eye-catching beauty because of its grain. On the contrary, reclaimed wood is a top choice for accenting a country-inspired, rustic bathroom design. Wood counters will last with applications of mineral oil every month. Stains can be removed with light sanding. Just make sure to re-oil the area to protect the surface. Rustic bathroom counters can be a great accent to have in your home to bring that outdoor feel inside. Real wood is also getting to be much more of a luxury these days with all the forest conservation movements, so getting your hands on a nice slab of rustic wood for your bathroom could be real find. Take advantage of the opportunity while it lasts.
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