Walnut wood worktops are well known for their characterful colouring: one of the many features that make walnut an exceptionally popular worktop choice. Better still, our black American walnut worktops comprise the personality of their European counterpart and add a dark and luxurious twist.
The beautiful, rich grain pattern of this work surface is pretty remarkable. The timber originates from the black walnut (Juglans Nigra) tree, an impressively resilient species. The black walnut tree grows rapidly, making it easier to source the timber responsibly and sustainably. Though wood obtained from American cannot receive FSC certification, we ensure all the wood is protected by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), which dedicates itself to promoting sustainable forest management and upholding high ecological, social and ethical standards. Instead of purchasing through a third party, we prefer to deal directly with our suppliers, so that we can be certain all our timber is grown in adherence with our strict environmental policies (find out more about our policies on our Environmental page).
Every species of timber is unique, and we particularly appreciate the fascinating grain of black walnut, which offers both the gorgeous chocolate brown heartwood from the core of the tree, and the paler sapwood from the outer layers of the trunk. Typically, the grain runs in straight lines along each wooden stave, though a more rounded grain pattern can also be present on occasion.
Discover the true beauty of these impressive countertops by taking advantage of our wood worktop sample service. Our efficient in-house delivery service will deliver a representative sample of the worktop to your door, which will have been coated with protective Danish oil on one side and left unfinished on the other (allowing you to assess the finish). Samples cost just £5 and measure 200mm x 150mm x 40mm. Moreover, when you purchase your sample you will be provided with a code that will allow you to deduct the cost of your sample from a future worktop order at checkout. Want to buy more than one sample? The cost of each sample can be refunded against worktops on a one-for-one basis!