One of the main advantages of a wooden worktop is that, unlike other surfaces which age over time and usage, wood does not lose its original splendour; in fact, it gains character over time. Some woods become richer and deeper in colour over time, becoming a part of your home in a personal way that other materials will not. A solid wooden worktop also has the added benefit of having the same unique grain running through the inside. If you want to drill through the wood, shape the edges or even carve designs into the wood, the continuity of the grain gives a finish no other material will. The durability of wooden worktops also means that surface damage or scratches can be easily sanded away to reveal a fresh surface.