Wooden worktops are a stylish, practical addition to any home and there is a vast amount of information that could be useful if you have decided a solid wood surface is right for you. We have compiled our most popular and useful guides about wooden worktops to help you every step of the way. This ultimate guide contains everything you have ever wanted to know…and more!
When it comes to wood, we are experts in our field. In this section, we share our expertise with you in order to help you understand a little bit more about the benefits of this wonderful material.
We only use the highest-quality timber to create our worktops and work incredibly hard to ensure it is responsibly sourced. Learn more about the wood that we use to make our wooden worktops and find out how your kitchen environment can be affected by the structure and characteristics of timber.
Already chosen your worktops? We have a guide to every available type of timber and these can be accessed from the worktop pages – simply click the ‘info guide’ button at the top of the page.
Our showrooms are located nationwide making it easy to visit us and view our wide selection of solid wood worktops. If this is not convenient, we also offer a full range of worktop samples. Each of our timbers can be seen from the comfort of your own home for just £5 each – with free delivery, and, we will refund the cost of your sample against the purchase of a full-sized worktop on a like-for-like. Find out more about this service here.
Care and maintenance are essential if you want to keep your wooden worktops looking their best. This will not only help them survive the daily wear and tear of a busy kitchen, ensuring they last as long as possible, but it will keep them looking their best too.
Oiling is an important part of worktop care because it prevents the wood from warping or bowing and also makes it water resistant. Here you can learn how to prepare your DIY worktops for installation using Rustin’s Danish Oil as well as how to achieve a super smooth, silky finish after installation – and you can also find out about our Pre-Oiling Service.
The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms of the house, so it is an unfortunate reality, but accidents can happen. If anything happens to your wooden worktops, be sure you are ready to fix the problem by reading this simple to follow 7-step guide on how to repair chips in your solid wooden worktop.
Although our solid wood worktops are made to the highest standards, as they are a natural product, occasionally they can bow due to incorrect storage or installation. Here you can find out a little more about why kiln dried worktops might bow, how they can bow once installed, and how to fix the problem.
Due to the busy nature of a kitchen and the natural qualities of timber, over time your wooden worktops may need a little extra attention. We have put together a guide on repairing minor kitchen worktop damage so you know what to do in the event of small scratches, stains, cracks, small and large splits, and dents.
Sanding may be required at different stages in the life of your worktop and our simple 6-step guide is the perfect reference to use alongside your maintenance programme. Read this guide carefully before you carry out any sanding on your solid wooden worktop.
Although wood is a naturally resilient material it is worth taking precautions to protect your wood worktops from excessive heat, timber movement, ingress of liquid as well as other damage. This guide looks at the different options available to help you select the best for your kitchen surfaces.
To keep your solid wooden worktop looking its best, it is important to clean them regularly. This guide covers what you will need to do to keep your worktops hygienic, safe, and in tip-top condition for many years to come.
Ready to order your worktops? This section contains everything you need to know – from step-by-step instructions on placing your order, to information about our delivery process.
We are always on hand to help – whether you are visiting a showroom or contacting our sales team via telephone or email. Our website is incredibly easy to use and this guide provides step-by-step instructions to make sure you have everything you need to place an order online.
How to Order Bespoke Worktops
Bespoke worktops are great and make your kitchen unique. However, we understand that it might be a little bit daunting to order one. Our ultimate buyer’s guide to bespoke worktops will help you every step of the way, from taking the measurements to placing your order.
Once you know which worktop to order, take a look at our delivery details page for information about cost, our 2Man delivery and 1Man Saturday delivery services, surcharges, and delivery of small and medium items. We are incredibly proud of our in-house delivery teams and work hard to ensure we are providing the best possible value for the service we offer – take a look here.
Whether you are fitting your kitchen yourself or are getting a kitchen fitter to do it for you, this section has all the information that you will need to help you correctly fit your new solid wood worktops.
Just like choosing the right worktop for your kitchen, finding the right kitchen fitter to install it is equally as important. In this guide, we look at the key factors you should consider such as skill and qualification, experience, recommendations, reviews, and price.
You might be installing your new worktops yourself – before you do, we recommend you read our concise nutshell guide on installing our wooden worktops. For more specific details about installation, take a look at the following guides.
There are a few types of joints and it is important to use the right one depending on whether you want to connect worktops end to end or at right angles. In this guide, we discuss the different types of joints that can be used to connect worktops together – specifically butt joints, mason’s mitre joints, and biscuit joints.
No kitchen would be complete without a sink, which is why we have created this guide about inset sinks. We examine popular brands including Reginox and Rangemaster as well as the stainless steel and ceramic materials they are made from.
Like sinks, hobs are a key component to any kitchen. So, whether you want to install an electric, gas, induction, or ceramic hob, this nutshell guide to hobs is perfect for explaining the details and will help you select the best option for your home.
Installing hotrods is a great method for protecting your worktops from hot pans and dishes, providing a convenient resting place for them. Our easy to follow instructions outline what you need in order to install your new hotrods.
If you have any questions or need any help, we are always available – visit our FAQs Page for even more information or contact us directly if you need our help.