What type of wood lasts the longest for wood countertops? What type of wood lasts the longest for wood countertops?
Although the average consumer probably has not heard of lyptus wood, experts agree it is probably the longest-lasting wood that can be used as wood countertops. It is not only dense, with a tight grain pattern, it is multi-hued, so that you should be able to find a color to match your kitchen. The beauty of this branch of the eucalyptus tree family, is that it can be plantation grown, and each tree does not have to be destroyed for continued use, as the tree can be regrown after cutting and reused. Lyptus wood is heavy and dense – making it tough to work with, but it is long lasting.