How much does a live edge countertop cost?

With live-edge countertops, the cost ranges from $95 to $300 per square foot.

How do you finish a wood countertop naturally?

Finishes for Wood Countertops

  1. Waterlox® Recommended as a permanent finish, not to be used as a cutting surface. Waterlox® is a tung oil-based permanent finish that will stand up to hard daily use.
  2. Tung Oil/Citrus Finish. Recommended for tops used as cutting surfaces.
  3. Mineral Oil. Only available by special request.

What type of wood is best for countertops?

Some of the best wood species to choose for a countertop include:

  • Bamboo (technically a grass but often treated as a wood)
  • Brazilian cherry.
  • Maple.
  • Oak.
  • Teak.
  • Walnut.
  • Wenge.

What is cheaper wood or granite countertops?

Purchasing and maintaining granite is costly. It is a more expensive countertop material. Furthermore, because it is much heavier than wood, the installation is more labor intensive, which may raise the price.

How thick should a live edge countertop be?

at 1.5” minimum for smaller pieces and ideally 1.75 or more for wide pieces. Most dining or conference tables we make land somewhere between 1.75” and 2.25” finished.

What do you seal wood countertops with?

Sealer Comparison Chart

Sealer Options Stain/Water Resistance Scratch Resistance
Monocoat Very Good As tough as the wood
2K Poly Excellent Good
Mineral Oil Poor As tough as the wood

Is tung oil food Safe on wood?

Tung oil is extracted from nuts. Known for good water resistance, it often requires numerous coats. It leaves a natural finish that darkens the wood while showcasing the grain. Once thoroughly cured, it is food-safe.