Butcher Block Wood Kitchen Countertop

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with generous BlogTour sponsor, Formica. Founded in 1913, Formica is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. 


Earlier this month I shared the exciting news that I will one of fifteen interior design insiders to be part of BlogTour Las Vegas 2014, February 2-6. One of the best parts of being part of BlogTour is the opportunity it avails for me to learn about the latest design offerings. Formica is a first time BlogTour sponsor, and we look forward to seeing them during our media tour on the KBIS show floor on Feb 5.


The popularity of wood looks – especially as countertop surfaces – is on the rise

Formica Corporation has recently introduced 10 new Formica® brand laminate woodgrain patterns. “The popularity of wood looks – especially as countertop surfaces – is on the rise as more eco-conscious homeowners opt to reflect the natural world indoors,” said Gerri Chmiel, senior design manager at Formica Corporation.” Natural and timeless wood looks are as in demand as ever for kitchen cabinetry, islands, built-in furniture, and modern countertops. Simplicity is the new luxe. Classic woodgrains such as Ash, Legno, Teak, and Walnut are available in new colors that combine impact with longevity.

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Straight-grained and open-pored, Ash has a modern, urban-loft influence.

  • 8841-58 White Ash – fresh and clean white wood with soft gray ticking
  • 8842-58 Weathered Ash – modern and warm smoky gray
  • 8843-58 Natural Ash – natural raw wood
  • 8844-58 Aged Ash – natural ash darkened and mellowed by age

Gray Kitchen Butcher Block Island

Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at SarahSarna.com, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.