Shopper's Guide: Countertops
Think style, durability, and easy maintenance when choosing the countertop that’s best for your kitchen.
Pros: A natural product that complements any other material; warm to eye and touch; resilient; scratches and stains can be sanded; hardwood good as cutting surface.
Cons: Porous, thus harder to maintain than nonporous surfaces; requires regular cleaning and sealing or waxing; limited heat resistance.
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