Wood worktops are a very popular option in kitchens. This material is softer and tends to be less expensive than stone, so if you are limited by budget for your kitchen worktops then we recommend that you consider this option. There are some drawbacks with wood though. Although it will look stunning when stained or varnished properly,  the colour can fade over time and it is more prone to water and heat damage. With that said, if you look after your kitchen worktops you will enjoy wooden tops for a long time.