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Match wood with stone for a classic countertop look

Mixing and matching stone and wood in your kitchen, particularly when it comes to countertops, can create a look that walks the line between modern and rustic.

There’s no doubt natural stone has plenty of aesthetic value all on its own, but sometimes matching the stone in your home with another material can bring out the best in both of them.

For instance, mixing and matching stone and wood in your kitchen, particularly when it comes to countertops, can create a look that walks the line between modern and rustic.

However, this decor doesn’t just have to be about looks – it can be incredibly practical, as well.

Cutting boards and countertops

Natural stone is incredibly hardy – one of its biggest selling points. However, that doesn’t mean it’s invulnerable.

For instance, the slicing and dicing that regularly occurs in kitchens could leave scratches on the surface of your stone. Additionally, some cooking ingredients, particularly those comprised of acidic materials, can leave etch marks.

Adding a cutting board to your countertop, whether built in or simply resting on top, can switch up the look of your counter while also providing you with a space to cook without fear of harming your stone.

With that in mind, it’s also important to think about how you can keep your stone looking good in addition to using a cutting board.

For instance, INTENSIFIA can not only enrich the colors of your natural stone, it can also hide scratches.

It’s also perfect for kitchen countertops because it repels stains, making surface cleaning that much easier.

Whether you opt for a tiny cutting board or a full-on butcher’s block that can be integrated into your counter space, there’s plenty of benefits – beauty and practicality being chief among them.

Just keep in mind that surface protection with a high-quality impregnating sealer remains your best bet to keep your natural stone looking great.

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