Santos Mahogany Countertops

Santos Mahogany Countertops crafted by Grothouse
Santos Mahogany Countertops by Grothouse

Santos Mahogany Countertops are extremely unique because the wood specie is not seen often. One special characteristic of Santos Mahogany is that it has a wide variation in color. Santos Mahogany is a very dense South American species and is a mahogany alternative. Santos Santos Mahogany Countertops are typically crafted in Edge Grain Construction, which is shown in the diagram below.

Edge Grain Wood Countertops by Grothouse
Edge Grain Wood Countertops by Grothouse

Edge Grain Construction is extremely stable and makes for great kitchen surface countertops. 

Santos Mahogany Countertops | Design

Santos Mahogany Countertops are typically designed to be used as kitchen surface countertops.

Modern Elegance designed the Santos Mahogany countertops shown in the image below. The deep red color of the countertop stands out beautifully against the white traditional cabinetry. The countertop is sealed with our Durata® Permanent Finish.

Santos Mahogany Countertops designed by Modern Elegance
Santos Mahogany Kitchen Countertop, design by Modern Elegance

Quality Design Works, Inc. designed the Santos Mahogany Countertop shown in the image below for the kitchen island. The countertop has a Conventional Double Roman Ogee Edge Profile to prevail a traditional appearance. The countertop includes an undermount sink and one faucet hole. It also has one arc and is sealed with Durata® Permanent Finish in Satin Sheen.

Santos Mahogany Countertops for Kitchen Islands
Santos Mahogany Kitchen Island Countertop, design by Quality Design Works, Inc.

The kitchen featured in the image below includes a Santos Mahogany Countertop, which served as a backdrop for a skit on the television show Saturday Night Live. Click here to view the skit. The Santos Mahogany Countertops in the kitchen were sealed with Durata® Permanent Finish. The Countertops have a custom edge profile to carry out the traditional and french flair of the kitchen.

Santos Mahogany Countertops on Saturday Night Live
Santos Mahogany Countertops on Saturday Night Live

Santos Mahogany Countertops are typically designed to be used as kitchen surface countertops. They are also typically crafted in Edge Grain Construction Style. Santos Mahogany Countertops can include any of the Wood Countertop Options and Features available. Most often than not, they are finished with Durata® Permanent Finish.

Durata® Permanent Finish is a proprietary finish exclusive to surfaces crafted by The Grothouse Lumber Company. Durata® makes the countertop a completely waterproof and chemical resistant surface after 30 days. Durata® is not only waterproof, but does not require any ongoing maintenance. Durata® is Green guard certified and has received the highest possible rating for durability from ASTM International, a worldwide standard setting organization. The finish is not affected by Lacquer thinner, Ammonia, Red Wine, Vinegar, Oil, Ketchup, Mustard, Bleach, or Soaps. Durata® is available in Satin Sheen or Matte Sheen. It is FDA approved for indirect exposure (i.e. Kneading dough), but not for direct chopping. Direct chopping applications should be avoided. For chopping applications, Grothouse recommends Grothouse Original Oil™.

Visit the Countertop Image Library to view more Santos Mahogany Countertops sealed with Durata® Permanent Finish.

Modern Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher Block Countertops have made an increasing lead in today’s Modern Kitchen Designs. This blog will give you tips and inspiration for designing your very own Modern Butcher Block Countertop crafted by Grothouse.

Modern Butcher Block Countertops by Grothouse
Modern Butcher Block Countertops by Grothouse

Designing Modern Butcher Block Countertops

At Grothouse, the term “butcher block” refers to a countertop surface crafted in End Grain Construction. End Grain Construction is the premium construction style for direct food preparation. In End Grain Construction, small wood pieces stand vertically to show only the ends of the wood. This is shown in the diagram below. This construction style is significantly harder to manufacture than other construction styles because it requires a level of craftsmanship not found with most commercial suppliers. The pieces are generally random sized, although sizes will vary depending on the species and sizes of wood available at the time of manufacturing.

End Grain Butcher Block Countertop Construction
Modern Butcher Block Countertops are crafted in End Grain Construction

Butcher Block Countertops are the perfect surface area for food preparation because they are self-healing and can be sanded to look like brand new. Butcher Block Countertops are always finished with Grothouse Original Oil™, which requires a renewal process of the finish to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment and use. The refinishing process varies based on the frequency of countertop use.

When designing Modern Butcher Block Countertops, it is important to keep in mind all of the possible uses. Butcher Blocks can be designed for use as dining tables, kitchen countertops, and kitchen island tops.

Modern Butcher Block Countertops Inspiration

A colossal of award-winning designers have incorporated butcher block countertops into their modern kitchen designs.

Interior Environments designed the Maple and Wenge Checkerboard Butcher Block Countertop for the large kitchen island in the picture below. The Checkerboard Pattern and the simple chamfer edge profile enhances the modern feel of the kitchen island.

Maple and Wenge Modern Butcher Block Countertops
Maple and Wenge Modern Butcher Block Countertop

Venegas + Company LLC designed the Modern Kitchen shown below to include a Teak Butcher Block Countertop for the kitchen island. Our teak has natural water repellent properties, and requires less oiling.

Teak Modern Butcher Block Countertops
Teak Modern Butcher Block Countertop

In Detail Interiors incorporated the Cherry and Walnut Checkerboard Butcher Block Countertop into the modern kitchen shown in the image below. The butcher block countertop is used as a kitchen island end rather than the entire kitchen island top. The lower height makes it comfortable for chopping.

Checkerboard Modern Butcher Block Countertops
Cherry and Walnut Checkerboard Modern Butcher Block Countertop

T C Studios designed the Modern Kitchen in the following picture. The Brazilian Cherry Butcher Block Countertop was used for only part of the kitchen island for dining and seating purposes. Wood provides a warm place to rest your arms or enjoy a quick meal.

Brazilian Cherry Modern Butcher Block Countertops
Brazilian Cherry Modern Butcher Block Countertop

Modern Butcher Block Countertops can also be incorporated into designs as Dining Tables. Aidan Design designed a Walnut Butcher Block Countertop for the dining table in the modern kitchen shown below. The dining table can double in purpose as a dining table and a food preparation area.

Walnut Modern Butcher Block Countertops
Walnut Modern Butcher Block Countertop

You can view more inspirational designs including Modern Butcher Block Countertops in the Countertop Image Library.

Dark Wood Countertops

Dark Wood Countertops have been the center of kitchens for years. Why? Because they are very easy to design, and fit into almost any kitchen style. This blog will discuss the various dark wood species we have available for wood countertops and the various kitchen styles dark wood countertops are typically found in.

Dark Wood Countertops custom crafted by Grothouse
Dark Wood Countertops by Grothouse

Dark Wood Countertops | Wood Species

Grothouse has three distinct dark wood species available: Wenge, Peruvian Walnut, and American Black Walnut.

Wenge is a heavy wood that has an attractive appearance due to its strong grain and subtle color variation. The heartwood is a darker brown with black veins and white lines. Wenge Wood Countertops are very rich in color and are naturally the darkest wood countertops available.

Wenge Dark Wood Countertops with Hand Planed Distressing
Wenge Countertop with Hand Planed Distressing designed by Venegas + Company LLC

Peruvian Walnut is lighter than Wenge, but it has a very rich, deep chocolate brown color. The dark brown hues are accentuated by the straight grains throughout the wood.

Peruvian Walnut Dark Wood Countertops by Grothouse
Peruvian Walnut Countertop designed by Jason Artus of Rutt Custom Cabinetry Group

American Black Walnut is the lightest wood specie of the three. As Walnut gets older, it mellows to a chocolaty-brown. American Black Walnut is one of the most popular woods in the industry.

Walnut Dark Wood Countertops designed by John Troxell
American Black Walnut Countertop designed by John Troxell, Director of Design of Wood-Mode

Dark Wood Countertops | Kitchen Styles

Dark Wood Countertops can be found in a kitchen with any style. One of the best qualities of Grothouse Wood Countertops is that they can be designed for any desired look.

The Wenge Wood Countertop shown in the image below was designed by The Shadowlight Group for this traditional kitchen. The decorative edge profile on the Wenge Countertop enhances the traditional look of the island.

Dark Wood Countertops in a traditional kitchen
Wenge Wood Countertop in a Traditional Kitchen

Below is an image of a Peruvian Walnut Wood Countertop in a Transitional Kitchen designed by Venegas + Company LLC. The countertop was crafted to be a Parsons Table. The clean, sleek look of the table compliments the kitchen island and perimeter counter spaces.

Dark Wood Countertop in a transitional kitchen
Peruvian Walnut Wood Countertop in a Transitional Kitchen

An American Black Walnut Wood Countertop completes the Modern Kitchen shown below. This kitchen was designed by John Troxell, Director of Design of Wood-Mode. A strong attention to detail was put into the design of the wood countertop to create a very modern, luxurious impression.

Dark Wood Countertop in a Modern Kitchen
American Black Walnut Wood Countertop in a Modern Kitchen

A Wenge Wood Countertop was chosen for the Contemporary display designed by Venegas + Company LLC in the image below. The Wenge Countertop fits the display perfectly.

Dark Wood Countertop in a contemporary kitchen
Wenge Wood Countertop in a Contemporary Kitchen

Dark Wood Countertops by Grothouse can be found in almost any kitchen style. To see more Dark Wood Countertops, visit the Countertop Image Library.

Brazilian Cherry Countertops

Brazilian Cherry Countertops are one of the hardest wood surfaces available. They have a strong resistance to scratches and dings, making great countertops for any room in your home.

Brazilian Cherry Countertops by Grothouse
Brazilian Cherry Countertops by Grothouse

Brazilian Cherry Countertops | Construction Styles

Brazilian Cherry Countertops manufactured by Grothouse can be made in End Grain Construction or Flat Grain Construction.

Brazilian Cherry Countertop in End Grain Construction
Brazilian Cherry End Grain Butcher Block Countertop

End Grain Construction is the premium construction style for direct food preparation. End Grain surfaces are commonly referred to as Butcher Blocks. Brazilian Cherry Butcher Blocks are not limited to being used as a food preparation area. Butcher Blocks are often used for dining areas as well. This is seen in the modern kitchen pictured below. 

Brazilian Cherry Butcher Block Countertop
Brazilian Cherry Butcher Block Countertop

Flat Construction is generally preferred for an aesthetic furniture surface that enhances the grain of the wood. Flat Grain Construction is commonly known as Wide Plank. When Brazilian Cherry is crafted in Flat Grain Construction you can see the beautiful orange-red-brown tones of the wood. 

Brazilian Cherry Countertop in Flat Grain Construction
Brazilian Cherry Flat Grain Wood Counter

The Brazilian Cherry Flat Grain Counter pictured below is used as a residential basement bar top. The wood bar top compliments the stone nicely and the natural light brightens the space to a lively gathering place. Instead of a traditional bar with stools, the designer opted for comfortable leather club chairs. The carpeting keeps the space warm and cozy. A wall mounted television is placed for easy viewing by bar patrons. The bar is a simple and elegant design that was very tastefully done.

Brazilian Cherry Wood Bar Top
Brazilian Cherry Wood Bar Top

Brazilian Cherry Flat Grain Counters are typically used for kitchen islands. The traditional style kitchen pictured below boasts a large kitchen island with a Brazilian Cherry Countertop. The countertop is protected with Durata Permanent Finish that is scratch resistant and waterproof. The counter is not stained, and is the natural color of the wood. The color truly stands out, making the countertop the first thing you see when looking at this kitchen.

Brazilian Cherry Countertop for Kitchen Island
Brazilian Cherry Wood Kitchen Island Countertop

Another kitchen island with a Brazilian Cherry Countertop is shown below. The simple edge profile of the countertop emphasizes the natural color tones in the wood. This kitchen island countertop makes for the perfect seating area.

Brazilian Cherry Kitchen Island Countertop
Brazilian Cherry Kitchen Island Countertop

If you would like to view more photography of Brazilian Cherry Countertops, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library.

Wood Backsplash by Grothouse

Custom Wood Countertops by Grothouse can include a matching Wood Backsplash Wood Backsplashes are typically crafted in the same wood specie to create a uniform look. They are included in all types of designs.

Custom Countertop with matching wood backsplash
Custom Wood Countertop with Wood Backsplash

Wood Backsplashes | Uses

Wood Backsplashes are typically found in kitchen designs. The traditional kitchen shown below includes a Custom Cherry Wood Countertop with a matching Cherry Backsplash.

Cherry Countertop with matching Wood Backsplash
Cherry Wood Countertop with matching Backsplash

This kitchen also includes a matching backsplash around the stove.

Wood Countertop with Backsplash around Stove
Cherry Wood Countertops and matching Backsplash around Stove

The backsplash continues to another part of the kitchen.

Custom Cherry Wood Backsplash
Custom Cherry Backsplash

By adding the backsplash in multiple locations throughout the entire kitchen, a uniform look has been created.

Another traditional kitchen design includes a matching Backsplash, Wood Countertop, and Cabinetry.

Cherry Wood Countertops with Cherry Wood Backsplash
Matching Wood Countertops, Backsplash, and Cabinetry

Backsplashes can also be used to add the effect of connecting one countertop with another. The rustic kitchen shown in the image below has a raised wood countertop and a lower wood kitchen countertop. Between the two countertops is a matching wood backsplash that makes them look connected.

Wood Countertops with matching Wood Backsplash
Wood Countertops with matching Backsplash

Wood Backsplashes are not limited to kitchen designs. Echelon Custom Homes designed this Wood Bathtub Surround with a matching Backsplash.

Wood Bathtub Surround with Wood Backsplash
Wood Bathtub Surround with matching Wood Backsplash

To see more designs including Wood Backsplash visit the Countertop Image Library.

About The Grothouse Lumber Company

Established in 1994, the Grothouse Lumber Company has grown to become one of the most technically advanced and creative manufacturers in the wood surfaces market. Our custom-built wood countertops can be configured with  a myriad of available options, including 60+ wood species, and 30 edge profiles. Our specially-formulated Durata; permanent finish is one of the most durable and waterproof protective coatings currently available on the market today.

Cherry Kitchen Countertops

American Cherry is one of the most well known furniture hardwoods. Cherry Kitchen Countertops darken to a deep red brown color over time, a natural color that is notorious in today’s kitchen designs.

Grothouse Cherry Kitchen Countertops
Cherry Kitchen Countertops by Grothouse

Designing Cherry Kitchen Countertops

The first decision to be made when designing Cherry Kitchen Countertops is the construction style. Cherry Countertops manufactured by Grothouse can be crafted in three different construction styles: End Grain, Flat Grain, and Edge Grain.

End Grain Construction is the premium construction style for direct food preparation, for example direct chopping. End Grain surfaces are commonly referred to as Butcher Blocks. The picture below is a Cherry Butcher Block used for a Kitchen Island Countertop. This traditional kitchen was designed by Cabinet Tree Design Studio.

Cherry Kitchen Countertop crafted in End Grain Construction
End Grain Cherry Butcher Block used for a Kitchen Island Countertop

There are numerous benefits to having this large Cherry Kitchen Island Butcher Block Top. For one, you can prepare food safely directly on the countertop. Butcher Blocks are finished with Grothouse Original Oil™, which is a completely food safe finish. The Cherry Butcher Block is a warm and comforting surface to enjoy breakfast in the morning, or dinner in the evening. The color of the Cherry compliments the brick around the stove. The Cherry Butcher Block easily becomes the center piece of the entire kitchen.

Cherry Kitchen Countertops can also be crafted in Flat Grain Construction. Flat Grain Construction is commonly known as Wide Plank and is generally preferred for an aesthetic furniture surface that enhances the grain of the wood.  The Cherry Wood Counter pictured below was crafted in Flat Grain Construction. This counter is a wonderful example of the beautiful grain of Cherry. The white under mount sink and white cabinetry compliment the rich red tones in the Cherry wood and create a warm space. This counter is finished with Grothouse Original Oil™, allowing the counter to be used as a food preparation surface if desired.

Flat Grain Cherry Kitchen Countertops
Flat Grain Cherry Wood Kitchen Counter

Cherry Kitchen Countertops are also available in Edge Grain Construction. Edge Grain Construction is extremely stable and makes for great surface countertops. The Cherry Wood Countertop shown in the picture below was crafted in Edge Grain Construction.

Edge Grain Cherry Kitchen Countertops
Edge Grain Cherry Wood Kitchen Countertop

The next step in designing Cherry Kitchen Countertops is to decide if you would like any features added to your countertop. Countertops manufactured by Grothouse can include features that add function to your kitchen. The Cherry Kitchen Countertop pictured below takes opportunity of a couple features.

Cherry Kitchen Countertops with features that add function
Cherry Wood Kitchen Countertop with Drainboards, Backsplash, and Drop Leaf Extension

First, the countertop is sealed with our Durata® Permanent Finish. This finish is exclusively available on Grothouse wood surfaces and makes the countertop completely waterproof. Next, the countertop includes a Drainboard. A drainboard is a series of routed channels in the countertop that are sloped so that water will drain off the countertop naturally into the sink. This countertop also includes a Cherry wood back splash to match the countertop. A Drop Leaf Extension is located at the end of the countertop. The client requested this Drop Leaf Extension to allow for an increase in the available counter space when desired. The picture below demonstrates the Drop Leaf Extension in the upright position.

Cherry Kitchen Countertop with extension
Cherry Kitchen Countertop with Drop Leaf Extension in upright position, Drainboards, and Backsplash

Grothouse Cherry Kitchen Countertops can be designed in any of the three construction styles available, and can include a numerous amount of features that add function to your kitchen. Visit the Countertop Image Library to view more Cherry Kitchen Countertops.

Wood Countertop Expanded Corners

Grothouse Wood Countertops with Expanded Corners
Grothouse Wood Countertops with Expanded Corners

Expanded Corners are a popular feature for Wood Kitchen Island Countertops. Clients with a refined taste typically choose wood countertops with expanded corners for their cultivated kitchen designs. This feature can only be accomplished at the hands of the most skilled craftsmen.

This feature is typically added to wood countertops to accent a decorative corner corbel or post. When combined with a decorative edge profile, this feature provides visual interest and texture to the kitchen design.

Designing a Wood Countertop with Expanded Corners

Expanded corners can be crafted with any edge profile. The vertical edges of the corners can be rounded to soften the appearance, or left square to enhance the crisp edge details.

Edge profiles continue seamlessly throughout the entire perimeter of the countertop. The ending result is an impressive architectural detail that brings an air of elegance to your custom wood countertop.

Designing wood countertops with expanded corners require careful consideration to the dimensions. Typically they follow the same overhang as the balance of the countertop.

Installed Wood Countertops with Expanded Corners

In the Countertop Image Library, you can view various designs with installed wood countertops. Below are a few of the wood countertop designs with expanded corners.

Walnut Wood Countertop with Expanded Corners
Wood Countertop with four expanded corners

This Walnut Wood Countertop has all four corners expanded. This traditional kitchen designed by Artisan Kitchen and Bath evokes southern charm. The kitchen island has architectural columns that are enhanced by the corners of the wood countertop. The edge profile, Medium Roman Ogee, runs continuously through out the expanded corners. This enhances the three dimensional appearance that is mirrored in the custom cabinetry.

Wenge Wood Countertop Expanded Corners
Wenge Wood Countertop with Expanded Corners

This Wenge Wood Countertop was included in the Bremtown Custom Cabinetry display booth at KBIS 2014. Four corners are expanded. The 1/8″ Roundover Edge Profile runs continously throughout the entire countertop. The corners enhance the classy cabinetry. Below is a closer picture of one of the expanded corners.

Expanded Corners on Wenge Wood Countertop
Wenge Countertop with Expanded Corners

Expanded Corners are a popular feature for countertops in refined, cultivated kitchen designs. They provide visual interest and texture to the kitchen design and cabinetry. They can be crafted with any edge profile, which can continue seamlessly throughout the entire perimeter of the countertop. Further details about the corners can be found in the Countertop Design Guide. Click here to request a quote for a Grothouse Wood Countertop with Expanded Corners.

Grothouse Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops

 The Benefits of Grothouse Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops

Benefits of Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops
Benefits of Grothouse Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops

Grothouse Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops add a very welcoming and inviting feel to any style kitchen. Their beautiful appearance instantly pleases everyone’s sense of sight. Each butcher block is carefully hand sanded to a silky, smooth finish; making them tactile and warm to the touch.

The thermal diffusion of wood is much lower than that of other materials, such as steel, concrete, and stone. For this reason, wood does not feel extremely hot or cold to the touch as do some other materials. This is the main reason why Grothouse Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops are inviting surfaces to sit at. Because of this, Butcher Block Islands become the center piece of the kitchen. They are also safe to use with sinks and stoves when installed properly. The Butcher Block Kitchen Island Top shown below includes an over mount Kohler sink. This kitchen was designed by Plain & Fancy.

Mahogany Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops
Grothouse Sapele Mahogany Butcher Block Kitchen Island Top designed by
Plain & Fancy

Grothouse Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops also provide a functional work surface to any kitchen. Unlike granite or marble slabs, butcher blocks can be made to any size without unsightly seams. The beauty of using a large butcher block countertop for an island is revealed in the design pictured below. This large kitchen island countertop is constructed in one piece with no unsightly seams. The butcher block was designed by Cabinet Tree Design Studio.

Cherry Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops
Grothouse Cherry Butcher Block Kitchen Island Top

Having a Butcher Block Kitchen Island Top eliminates the need for cutting boards and chopping blocks. Butcher Block Island tops create a large surface that can be used for direct chopping and food preparation. In addition, you can incorporate a waste hole with a compost bin underneath, which makes cleaning up a breeze.

These are all wonderful features to have in your kitchen if you have cooking parties and need space for groups of chopping chefs; or simply have a large family that loves to cook.

The eclectic kitchen shown below was designed by JP Walters Design Associates. This kitchen boasts a large maple butcher block island top. This kitchen is a chefs dream with top of the line appliances and plenty of counter space.

Maple Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops
Grothouse Maple Butcher Block Kitchen Island Top

Grothouse Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops are very beneficial to any kitchen style. They are very welcoming and inviting surfaces to sit at. Because of this, they become the center piece of any kitchen. Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops provide a functional work surface to any kitchen. They are safe to use with sinks and stoves when installed properly. Unlike granite or marble slabs, butcher blocks can be made to any size without unsightly seams. Having a Butcher Block Kitchen Island Top eliminates the need for cutting boards and chopping blocks. You can add various features to your butcher block to increase it’s functionality.

You can view more Grothouse Butcher Block Kitchen Island Tops in the Image Library of our Countertop Design Guide.

Countertop Options

A frequently asked question is “What options are there for wood countertops?” At Grothouse, your countertop can be crafted with a wide variety of options that allow you to make your top both unique and functional. Below are examples of the various options you can add to a countertop.

Countertop Options | Trivets

Trivets are the perfect solution to keep your wood surface safe from hot pots and pans. Integrated Trivets are composed of several routed channels in the countertop that hold multiple stainless steel cooling rods. The cooling rods are removable for easy cleaning and can be put in the dishwasher.

Countertop Options - Trivets

Countertop Options | Drainboards

Drainboards are the perfect accompaniment to your undermount or apron sink. Grothouse crafts drain boards routed and sloped to make sure that all water drains directly into the sink area. Drain boards can be located on one side of the sink or both sides. This option requires our Durata® waterproof finish in order for your top to be covered under our lifetime warranty.

Countertop Options - Drainboards

Countertop Options | Juice Grooves

Countertops with juice grooves are a feature that is often requested for counters used for direct chopping and food preparation. The juice grooves collect moisture from fruits, meats and vegetables while avoiding drips onto the floor. They are a common option added to smaller wood countertops that flank both sizes of a stove. Juice Grooves can be designed on the outer edge of a countertop, or as pictured below in the shape of an object.

Countertop options - Juice Groove

Countertop Options | Expanded Corners

Expanded corners are a countertop option typically found on island tops of the most discriminating homes. The result is an impressive architectural detail that brings an air of elegance to your custom-designed wood countertop.

Countertop Options - Expanded Corners

Countertop Options | Integrated Bowls

Integrated bowls add an artful touch and function to any countertop. The bowls can be carved into any wood specie and are custom to a client’s specifications. Integrated Bowls can offer a secure place to keep items from rolling off the countertop, such as eggs or fruit. In addition, they can be used for an artful display. The integrated bowl featured below was a countertop option in the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2012 designed by Mick De Giulio.

Wood Countertop with Integrated bowl

The countertop options listed are not the only options available at Grothouse. To see more countertop options, visit our Countertop Design Guide.

Teak Countertops

Grothouse Teak Countertops

Teak Countertops information on buying and designing

Teak Countertops are popular for use in kitchens and baths.  Not only are they beautiful, but one variety is known to contain natural waterproof properties. Tectona grandis is one of three species in the genus Tectona. It is the variety with natural water repellent properties and used on luxury yachts and areas of high humidity and moisture.  Other plantation teaks may have the visual characteristics of Tectona grandis, but they typically lack the water repellent properties. Here is more information on Grothouse Waterproof Teak http://www.glumber.com/wood-countertops-design-guide/wood-countertop-species/burmese-teak/

Cost of Teak Countertops

Teak Countertops are high in price, reflecting the cost of the coveted wood.  At Grothouse, our Planation Teak is carefully selected and sourced for quality and visual appearance from Plantations. Our authentic Teak is sourced from reliable suppliers that carefully sort and dry the wood to assure the highest quality finished product.  Beware of suppliers offering low cost teak as the wood can be inconsistent and visually unappealing. In addition, the lower cost teak typically does not have the desired water repellent properties. Expect authentic Teak Countertops to cost in the $150 to $250 per square foot range.

Designing with Teak Countertops

Teak countertops are often used in bathrooms for vanity tops and tub surrounds.  The gorgeous bathroom below, designed by Echelon Custom Homes has a Teak Tub Surround.

wood_bathroom_countertop_tub surround of teak

In kitchens, they are used for countertops containing sinks. They are often used as butcherblocks around sinks to serve as a  water repellent surface that is suitable for chopping and food preparation. The Teak Butcherblock pictured below was designed by Donna Venegas and a focal point of this kitchen featured on This Old House Television Show.

Teak Butcherblock Countertop featured on This Old House Television ShowAbout The Grothouse Lumber Company:

Established in 1994, the Grothouse Lumber Company has grown to become one of the most technically advanced and creative manufacturers in the wood surfaces market. Our custom-built wood countertops can be configured with  a myriad of available options, including 60+ wood species, and 30 edge profiles. Our specially-formulated Durata; permanent finish is one of the most durable and reliable protective coatings currently available on the market today.

Visit our webpage http://www.glumber.com  to learn more about our Teak Wood Countertops.