“What is the best wood to use for kitchen surfaces in my modern home?” Question of the Week 16.01.17
“What is the best wood to use for kitchen surfaces in my modern home?”
Today’s ‘Question of the Week’ was sent in by Thomas in Lampeter, who is looking for suggestions for a solid wood kitchen surface to complement his newly-refurbished contemporary home.
“We are close to completing the refurbishment of our cottage in Lampeter, which has been brought right up to date with modern fixtures and fittings. We have now moved onto the kitchen and would like a modern wood worktop – what would you suggest?”
Thank you for getting in touch. Your cottage refurbishment sounds like an exciting project and we are glad to hear you are considering our solid wood worktops as the surface of choice for your new kitchen.
Most wooden worktops are compatible with modern kitchens, but different styles of worktops can suit a range of kitchen designs and themes. The most popular choices in contemporary settings tend to be the more uniform or more unusual surfaces in our collection.
The following timbers are highly sought-after choices for a modern interior:
Ash is a great alternative to oak and in this full-stave form is perfect for modern kitchens with a Scandinavian influence. The delicate linear grain looks superb when combined with bright whites and stainless steel or chrome accessories.
Wenge is the darkest worktop in our collection, and is considered by many as one of the most luxurious. It’s a perfect choice in modern kitchens with a high-contrast theme.
The Deluxe construction contains extra-wide staves that show off more of the timber’s distinctive grain patterning: a particularly dramatic choice for contemporary settings.
We couldn’t compile a list of suggestions for a modern kitchen without the inclusion of our zebrano worktops. These surfaces are gold in colour with a brown zebra-like stripe pattern – a totally unique look that is a real talking point for contemporary kitchens.
As well as being a stand-out choice, zebrano is incredibly dense and hard-wearing, too.
In a contemporary setting, you may also want to consider a solid timber surface that has unrivalled eco-friendly credentials: bamboo worktops.
Unlike our other choices, bamboo is a grass rather than a hardwood but grows incredibly quickly whilst offering the same resilient characteristics of more conventional timbers.
These are just some of the worktops in our collection that we believe suit a modern setting. You can learn more about choosing the ideal surface in our ‘Best Solid Wood Worktops for Modern Kitchens’ information guide.
Any of these worktops can be seen at our worktop showrooms which are located across the country. Alternatively, we recommend that you order worktop samples to take a closer look at your favourites in the natural light of your own home.
Ben @ Worktop Express
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