Distressed bathroom wood countertops are both functional and beautiful. They are warmer than quartz and stone and give a richer appearance than laminate or solid surface. Distressed wood has been popular since the 80’s, but in the last few years, there has been a dramatic surge in this green remodeling idea. This is wood that finds a second life as a new bathroom countertop after being reclaimed from factories, barns, and other structures.
Installing distressed wood in your home comes with an array of benefits. First, understand that this wood is sustainable. It is fairly true to say that is an environmentally sustainable resource, unlike granite and marble. It is also an outstanding contrast to the more common bathroom materials like marble, glass, tile, and granite in that it’s warmer and comes with a rich texture. Distressed wood is, even more, sustainable. Rather than demolishing a warehouse or another structure, wood is carefully brought down and refinished. Using distressed wood is arguably a highly sustainable method of getting new bathroom countertops.
Constructed from hardwood pieces laminated together with powerful glue for stability and strength, these woods give an organic and warm landing surface in your bathroom, one that is amazingly gentle. For this reason, distressed wood has never been more popular. It has the power of making its way from bars to elegant master bathrooms. Unlike newly sourced wood, distressed wood has a unique appearance since it has been weathered to give it a different look. It will always have a unique character to it, look charming, giving a nice traditional style to your bathroom countertop. It is durable and strong thanks to the long-term weather exposure.
As a result of weathering, this wood has already undergone contraction and expansion due to humidity changes. This kind of exposure is what allows the wood to settle in its final state for a more durable, strong, and stable wood plank that can withstand all the hardships of a bathroom life.
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