“If I order a sample will the solid wood kitchen worktops I purchase look identical?” Question of the Week 16.05.15
“If I order a sample will the solid wood kitchen worktops I purchase look identical?”
The latest ‘Question of the Week’ comes from Jozef in Brighton. He plans on ordering some of our worktop samples but wants to know whether they will look identical if he likes the timber and goes on to place an order.
“I’m planning on ordering some of your worktops but wanted to see some samples first. If I like the samples, should I expect the solid wood kitchen worktops to look identical when they arrive?”
Thank you for getting in touch regarding our wooden worktops; we think it’s very wise to order some of our samples first in order to gain insight into the quality of our products.
In short, the samples will give a good representation of the worktops we sell, but as wood is a natural material, they will not necessarily be identical; some further explanation follows.
The natural qualities of hardwood timbers make them a unique and aesthetically pleasing material that is ideal for kitchens, and whilst we go through great efforts to ensure our products are of a consistent quality, it is very difficult to guarantee that they will look identical to samples you order as they are merely a representation of the finished product.
We always ensure that samples we send out are from current worktop batches, so that the grain and colouration is close to those that you would receive if you place an order, but the natural organic quality of wood means that your worktops may feature a different grain pattern or timber sections of a slightly lighter or darker colour.
If you are ordering multiple worktops from us, our warehouse team will ensure that they match closely so that your kitchen surfaces have a uniform look.
Each sample is pre-oiled on one side to give an indication of the finished look, though your worktop may turn out looking darker – depending on how many coats of oil you apply.
It is also worth noting that the colour of many hardwoods does mature over time, so whilst the worktops are still relatively new, they may look lighter, but will become richer over time.
All the best,
Ben @ Worktop Express
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