Wood truly is an impressive material. Its distinctive beauty – with each timber possessing an individual grain pattern and its own characterful attributes – is as unique as its natural durability. These qualities, placed in the hands of specialists like Worktop Express® (with our extensive experience in treating and preparing wood products), combine to produce a robust worktop of flawless quality.
Even so, wood is organic and as such responds to the immediate environment. Its unique structure – being composed of a multitude of tiny, tube-like strands – means that changes in humidity or heat will have an impact.
For this reason, we supply end caps as part of our bespoke service. Produced by cutting a worktop across the width and then joining this offcut to the end of the required worktop, end caps are invaluable for preservation and also make a stylish addition to your solid wood worktop. Please read on to learn more about the benefits of this option.
Protecting your worktop:
Solid wood end caps meld beautifully with your worktops and provide essential protection to the end grains. Heat can cause the ends of wood to dry out and then split – but with an end cap (which should be fitted on all worktop sides that will be in close contact with the heat) this will not be a cause for concern. The end cap will act as a buffer, shielding your worktop from any damage. It is vital that worktops set adjacent to Aga or range ovens are fitted with an end cap.
…and the general environment:
We would recommend that this option is considered for freestanding units, even if these are not situated next to a source of extreme heat. In the long term, end caps are very useful in preventing worktops from warping or bowing (which is more possible – and noticeable – in a freestanding feature such as an island).
An attractive feature
Walnut Worktops with
Walnut End Caps
Regardless of its functionality as a protective feature, there is no denying the end cap’s visual appeal. When applied to the edge, the sleek, solid end cap brings a polished finish to your kitchen worktop.
Our bespoke service, your choice: the premium quality of Worktop Express® timbers allows us to customise your wooden worktops exactly to your specifications. Please contact us if you have any queries about end caps or any other element of our bespoke service and we will be delighted to help.
Ordering end caps via our online worktop customisation tool is a simple process; if you require any assistance with this feature, please feel free to contact us or consult our Bespoke Worktop Tool User Guide.