The Best Kitchen Worktops for… Creating a Sense of Warmth
Our customers look at a range of different criteria when selecting their kitchen worktops. As all of our wooden worktops are extremely hard-wearing, the main characteristics considered usually centre on appearance – whether customers are looking for a specific colour, grain pattern, or stave configuration. Many visitors to our kitchen showrooms have requested a timber surface to inspire a sense of warmth; with this in mind, our latest information guide explores a range of wooden worktops that are ideal for instilling your kitchen with an invitingly warm aesthetic:
Favoured for their rich bronze hues and rosy glow, our iroko worktops are incredibly distinctive. An attractive iridescent sheen features in many of the 40mm-wide staves of this work surface, reflecting the light and instilling the worktop with a radiant and exotic appeal.
If you are looking for a warm, characterful worktop, rubberwood surfaces are ideal. In addition to a very tight grain structure, this timber exhibits a speckled appearance and natural mineral deposits, ensuring that every single worktop unique. Though the colour of rubberwood is relatively light, its natural warmth makes it perfect for creating a cosy aesthetic.
Prime Beech Worktops
Similar to our standard beech surfaces, Prime Beech worktops are constructed from 40mm-wide staves that have been specially selected for their uniform colouration and lack of imperfections. This beautiful timber is well known for its warm, pinkish colour, which is well-suited to both modern and contemporary settings.
Caramel Bamboo Worktops
Caramel bamboo worktops differentiate themselves with an elegant arrangement of 20mm-wide staves, which feature the natural node markings of the bamboo stem. This bamboo has undergone a heating process that literally caramelises the sugar in the plant, producing a gorgeous golden colouring that is ideal for bringing warmth to contemporary kitchens.
Deluxe European Walnut Worktops
Our Deluxe Walnut worktops are made with extra-wide, 90mm staves, giving the timber an even grander appeal. This wood species is noted for its rich, radiant colouring, combining dark chocolate shades with warm honey hues, making it a popular choice for furniture, instruments, luxury car interiors and – of course – our solid wood worktops.
Full Stave Sapele Worktops
Sapele is admired for its distinctive rosy tones, and gradually darkens and matures over time until it reaches a magnificent chestnut hue. Our full stave sapele worktops feature 90mm-wide staves that run the full length of the work surface, creating a truly luxurious effect. This timber is ideal for designing a warm and inviting kitchen environment.
If you are considering any of these beautiful wood work surfaces for your new kitchen design, you may be interested in ordering some samples to help you make your decision. All of our wood worktop samples are priced at just £5 each, a cost that can be refunded against your order when you purchase worktops from Worktop Express®.