Using Extra-Wide Wooden Countertops for Kitchen Islands
Kitchen islands are fast becoming the must-have design feature in any kitchen large enough to accommodate one. This elegant kitchen centrepiece combines additional storage with a vast work surface that is perfect for food preparation, socialising and even working upon.
Our wooden countertops are an ideal surface for any kitchen, and our selection of extra-wide worktops are perfect for creating an unbroken kitchen island countertop up to 1240mm wide.
We offer these extra-wide worktops in either 2M or 3M lengths in the following selection of timbers:
Oak is an unrivalled traditional favourite amongst our customers, and finds its place in many homes up and down the country.
As a kitchen island, our 1240mm-wide oak worktops look simply superb in classic kitchen settings alongside traditional cabinet frontals. This wood pairs beautifully with a wide variety of colours, from bright whites to greys and greens, and – thanks to the popularity of oak timber – there is never a shortage of complementary kitchen components.
If you like the golden hue of oak timber, but would prefer a kitchen island surface that is more consistent in colour, our extra-wide Prime Oak worktops are perfectly fitting.
In our extra-wide 1240mm option, these worktops are ideal for both modern and traditional settings, and look simply superb alongside matching oak worktops or as a feature alongside surfaces made from other materials such as granite or quartz.
Iroko is an exotic African timber that starts a dark yellow colour and matures into a stunning bronze hue over time. Its naturally hygienic properties mean that the timber is ideal for use in kitchen settings, and – once mature and regularly oiled – the iridescent sheen makes it a real talking point.
As a 1240mm extra-wide worktop, iroko looks particularly stunning in a variety of kitchen designs, pairing beautifully with a variety of colours and finishes.
Bespoke Extra-Wide Worktops
As well the worktops listed above, the team behind our bespoke worktop cutting service are also capable of creating extra-wide worktops in any of the other timbers in our collection.
Worktops up to 1500mm in width and 3M in length can be created on special request using the standard, Deluxe or full stave timber of your choice. To get a quotation for bespoke extra-wide surfaces, please get in touch with our fabrication team, who will be happy to help.
Other Island Countertop Customisations to Consider
Once you have decided upon the ideal wooden worktop for creating your kitchen island, we would also recommend that you consider what other customisations might be needed to give your worktop the ‘finished’ look.
We would suggest considering the following bespoke services for all kitchen island worktops:
Round off the four corners of your kitchen island worktop by requesting radius corners. These are available in any size you wish, but corners with a radius of between 50mm and 10mm are most popular for kitchen islands.
Giving your extra-wide kitchen island a distinctive edge profile will not only look superb, but can also be beneficial for protecting the edges of your kitchen island worktop as they are less likely to be damaged by any direct impact on the top edges.
Applying an ellipse end to island countertops is a seemingly-simple change that can have a dramatic effect: it’s the perfect way to create a breakfast bar at one end of the island. Our team can create an ellipse of any size to suit your needs.
End caps are often used as a protective feature when wooden worktops are positioned next to freestanding ovens, but they also serve as an elegant aesthetic addition for kitchen island countertops.
Hob and Sink Cut-Outs
If you have considered positioning either your sink or hob on the kitchen island surface, our team can cut the required apertures to accommodate them. We also offer services to cut corresponding customisations such as tap holes, drainage grooves and recesses for stainless steel hotrods.
These are just a selection of the services we offer that suit extra-wide kitchen islands. Details of the full range of customisation services are available on our worktop cutting service page.
Images of kitchen islands can also be found in our Kitchen Worktop Ideas Gallery, including pictures of island worktops within our customers’ kitchens.