With so many different timbers to choose from, buying a solid wood worktop for your kitchen might seem like a daunting task. This ultimate buyer’s guide to wooden worktops contains an extensive collection of our most popular and useful guides to help you throughout the buying process.
From contemporary to traditional, or small to large, there is a worktop for any style and size of kitchen. The following guides will help you decide which worktops are the best choice for you and your kitchen.
Wooden worktops can be used to great effect in a contemporary kitchen. We offer a wide selection of timbers to choose from and some – such as black oak, zebrano, wenge, and bamboo – work better in more modern styles than others. To help you understand contemporary kitchens a little better, this guide contains everything you need to know about choosing a solid wood worktop for an up-to-date look.
Solid wood worktops are an obvious option for a traditional kitchen but with a huge range to choose from, making the right choice can seem intimidating. This guide to the best solid timber tops for traditional kitchens helps you to pick the right surface for your needs.
Kitchen renovations can be costly, so it is important that your design stands the test of time. Achieving a timeless look is easy when you know which choices to make, and this guide looks at popular options that will prove an elegant addition to any kitchen for years to come. Oak is a popular selection for a timeless kitchen, but have you considered other options – like full stave ash or black American walnut?
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a large kitchen. Luckily, wooden worktops look beautiful in any room. In this guide, we outline the best worksurfaces for small kitchens. As well as laminate worktops, this guide also looks at solid wood options to help you choose the best for your compact kitchen.
Worktops take up a lot of space in any kitchen, and in a larger room this is something to consider even more carefully. Selecting a timber worksurface need not be tricky and this guide will help you choose the right wooden worktop for a large kitchen. It covers selecting the right stave construction, ordering extra-large worktops, and more.
Belfast sinks are a popular option for a number of styles – if you are including one in your kitchen you might want to read this guide on the best kitchen worktops to pair it with. Whether you want a single or double bowl, this guide looks at the best timbers and fully considers all the available options to help you make the right selection for your kitchen.
We have a wide selection of timbers available, each offering their own unique charm. If you are undecided on the type of wood you prefer, this guide looks at our traditional choices – including classic options like solid oak and walnut – and compares them with the more exotic worktops in our collection – such as iroko or zebrano.
Using contrasting worktops in a kitchen is a great way to create a striking centrepiece in the heart of your home. This guide looks at different combinations that work well together and also at rules that can be applied to other options in our selection – like using dark and light worktops together, or worktops that have a shared hue. Read more about these design ideas in this guide to contrasting solid wood kitchen worktops.
Do you need a little help deciding which worktop to choose? This inspiration section has plenty of great ideas that you can use – whether you are selecting worktops for offices or if you need some help combining colour schemes with solid wood.
Although our solid wood worktops look amazing in kitchens, they can also be used in other places too. Offices, dining tables, and other home furnishings are just a few examples of how you could use wood worktops outside of a kitchen. This guide gives you plenty of inspiration and ideas to use in your own home.
Offices are a great place for our solid wood worktops because they make beautiful and sturdy desks. Our worktops a great for any work area, regardless of space or size. Visit our guide to see some examples of how you could do this in your office.
Solid wood worktops can be used in a number of ways in a kitchen to achieve different results. One method is to combine them with other materials to create depth and contrast. This guide gives you some excellent examples of how you could achieve this in your own home, whether you want to create a subtle look or something bold and striking.
This guide on combining colour schemes with solid wood worktops covers which colours go best with different worktops such as oak, walnut, iroko, or beech. It is particularly useful if you have a clear idea of the colour you want for your kitchen, and looks at a variety of options from calming neutrals to bold bright hues.
Kitchen islands make fantastic features in any kitchen and provide additional worktop and storage space. In this section, you will find guides on different aspects of kitchen islands such as choosing which wood to select.
Here at Worktop Express, we have a range of extra-wide wooden countertops that are perfectly suited for use in creating kitchen islands. In this guide, we discuss the timbers that are available in these wider sizes, as well as the services that we provide when you request a bespoke worktop for your kitchen island. Here you will find details on radius corners, edge profiles, ellipse ends, end caps and hob and sink cut-outs.
Islands make a great centrepiece in any kitchen and any of the timbers in our selection are sure to create a striking look. This guide looks at how you can use contrasting colours and mixed materials to create an eye-catching statement in your kitchen.
Whether you are ready to purchase your worktops, or wish to see them up close before you order, our showrooms feature a number of the wooden surfaces in our collection. In this section, we take a look at visiting our showrooms.
Our showrooms are located across the country to ensure we are always within easy reach. Each one showcases our beautiful range of wooden worktops so you can experience them first hand. Here are four great reasons to visit one of our nationwide showrooms.
Care and Maintenance
We do our very best to ensure that our worktops arrive in the best possible condition. After that, it is up to you to ensure that the correct care and maintenance is carried out in order to preserve the quality of your worktop for years to come. In this section, we look at the best ways to care for your wooden worktop and the items you need to help you.
This guide looks at which oils you should use to treat your worktops and which ones you should avoid. Olive oil, linseed oil, Rustins Danish oil, and teak oil all have their advantages and disadvantages, so read this guide before you buy oil for your new worktops.
There are a number of aftercare kits available for wooden worktops. This guide has all of the information that you need about maintenance and how to select the best kit for your needs to help you make the most of your worktop.
Struggling to choose from the variety of timbers we have available? Take advantage of our speedy sample service to see the beauty and quality of our worktops up close before you you’re your final choice. When you are ready to order, you can do this online, over the Telephone or in one of our many showrooms. If you need any further help or information before you buy, please visit our FAQs page or contact us.