A Buyer’s Guide to Oak Worktops
Oak is a popular option for kitchen worktops due to its natural strength and attractive grain pattern. The selection of oak worktops we have available provides a variety of different styles suitable for use in a number of different settings. We work hard to ensure all of our timbers are sustainably sourced and our solid oak worktops are all manufactured on site at our Gloucestershire location giving us control over every stage of the process. Our collection also includes a number of oak effect laminate worktops, for a low maintenance, low cost alternative. With so many options to choose from, we have produced this buyer’s guide to oak worktops to help you make your decision before purchasing.
Solid Oak Worktops
Our standard oak worktops are an incredibly popular option as the familiar grain pattern and colouring lends them well for use in a selection of different styles. A naturally durable timber, these oak surfaces are constructed from 40mm finger jointed staves providing an attractive block effect.
Specifically selected for the uniformity of the grain and colours, our prime oak worktops are also constructed from 40mm finger jointed staves. The lack of natural imperfections makes these worktops a striking option for any home and ensures they create an eye-catching centrepiece in any kitchen.
Our black oak worktops go through a special blackening process that ensures the original qualities of the timber are preserved as the colour is darkened. This luxurious option is also comprised of 40mm finger jointed staves resulting in a durable worktop that will look fantastic for years to come.
Available in either standard or prime oak, our deluxe worktops are created using 90mm wide finger jointed staves, showcasing more of the natural qualities of the timber. These worktops have a chunky appearance that works incredibly well on an island or breakfast bar, where the quality can be made into a feature.
Full stave worktops feature 40mm or 90mm wide staves that run the entire length of the surface, accentuating the natural qualities of the timber. We offer full stave prime oak worktops and full stave oak worktops for a striking centrepiece that will look fantastic in any kitchen.
Our full stave engineered oak worktops are created using a thin veneer of full stave oak, applied to a core of solid oak that has visual imperfections that render it unsuitable for a worktop alone. This is an environmentally friendly option and the full stave veneer is taken from the same piece of timber for a uniform look.
Laminate Oak Worktops
Our oak block laminate worktops provide a realistic imitation of solid oak block surfaces at a low cost. This worktop has a robust core created from composite wooden particle board and a scratch and water resistant decorative laminate surface.
Colmar oak laminate worktops feature a detailed grain pattern to produce an incredibly life-like replication of solid oak. A low maintenance choice, laminate worktops simply require a wipe with a soft cloth and some warm soapy water to keep clean.
The dark, ashy hues of our Vintage Oak laminate worktops is a great way to add contrast into your kitchen. These surfaces feature a detailed grain pattern and are comprised of a solid core of wooden particle board which is coated in a scratch and water resistant laminate top layer for an incredibly durable worktop.
Full Stave Rustic Oak
Full stave rustic oak laminate worktops create the look of rustic full stave surfaces that are perfect for a farmhouse or country kitchen. Manufactured using the same high-quality materials as the other products in our laminate range, these worktops are a durable option for even the busiest home.
If you need more assistance in making your decision, why not utilise our worktop sample service and view the beauty and quality of our kitchen surfaces from the comfort of your own home? Alternatively, visit one of our worktop showrooms to get an up-close look at these spectacular surfaces.