Hardwood work surfaces work well in both traditional and contemporary kitchens.
The warmth and style of real wood can bring warmth to what otherwise is a cool place.
Together with matching real wood floor tends to give a real depth to a kitchen.
Unlike some other work surfaces if real wood starts to fade and looks tired it’s so easy to bring it back to life with a light sand and a couple of coats of oil. All my hardwood worktops are 38mm – 40mm thick. The edges are square but almost any profile edging can be added at no extra cost.
The worktop is always fitted unfinished sanded to a 500 grit silky smooth finish. Their are different finishing options which I can do for you or simply supply the product.
I recommend solid wood matching uplands with all hardwood worktop installations. All timber used in the construction of my hardwood worktops is grade ‘A’ this timber has been sourced from timber that is entirely sustainably sourced.
Oak will mature over time and gradually darken.A strong natural grain that is instantly recognized. Constructed from 40mm stoves grade ‘A’ timber. Available in 620mm or 950mm wide. Solid oak up-stand is also available.
Beech is probably the most popular and suitable hardwood for kitchen worktops. A bright and prominent grain that is extremely easy to seal. Constructed from 40mm stoves, grade ‘A’ timber. Available in 620mm or 950mm wide matching up-stands is also available.
Probably my favourite timber. Dark with a straight grain and a slightly wavy grain which creates an extremely attractive surface. Walnut has deep colour variation that when oiled really seems to come alive. Constructed from 40mm stoves grade ‘A’ timber. Only in 38mm thick, available in 620mm or 950mm wide. Solid walnut up-stand also available.
Black American walnut has an amazing tight grain structure. Already dark in it’s natural state. Then oiled and with time this timber becomes almost black. When installed in a light kitchen it really does look rich and expensive. Constructed from 40mm stoves, grade ‘A’ timber. Available in 620mm or 950mm widths. Match up-stand is available.
Iroko is an African timber. Extremely durable with a tight grain and high natural oil content. Iroko was traditionally favoured as worksurfaces in laboratories before modern acrylic surfaces took over. This timber will darken into a deep bronze colour in time. Constructed from 40mm stoves grade ‘A’ timber. Available in both 950mm and 620mm widths. Matching up-stand is available.
Cherry is a very distinctive timber. Not to dark yet not to light and when a few coats of Danish oil is applied it really comes alive. Constructed from 40mm stoves grade ‘A’ timber. Available in both 620mm and 950mm widths. Match up-stand is available.