Custom Wood Countertops of Dark Wood Hues

Dec 19, 2012

Walnut Wood CountertopDesigning with Custom Wood Countertops

Custom wood countertops reflect the lifestyle of the owner and enhance the space with an organic warmth.  A current trend includes darker toned woods such as American Black Walnut, Wenge and Peruvian Walnut. Each has a rich dark chocolate tones, with Wenge leaning towards Ebony, black hues.Most frequently, the dark toned wood countertops are paired with white cabinetry that provides an interesting contrast. View our photo gallery for design inspiration here .  The countertops can be sealed with food safe oil finish that is suitable for direct chopping or our waterproof Durata Finish.  Food safe oil finish does require ongoing applications, typically monthly.  Durata does not require ongoing maintenance and is available in Matte or Satin Sheen.

Using Stain to create Dark Wood Countertops

Another alternative for dark wood countertops is to apply a stain to darken the wood.  Grothouse offers a variety of stock stains as well as custom stain matching to your sample. All countertops with stain must be sealed with Durata waterproof finish. Many clients choose a stain color that compliments the floor, or picks up an accent color contained in the space. The accent color can be an element in the drapery, cabinet hardware, artwork or lighting. The most talented designers pay careful attention to every detail in the room and ensure all the elements work together.

Grothouse wood countertops grace some of the finest homes, commercial bars and restaurants in the nation. We ship worldwide in 2 to 3 weeks (10-15 business days) and our tops arrive with a comprehensive lifetime warranty.