“Where is the timber for your worktops sourced from?”
Today’s ‘Question of the Week’ comes from Freya in Colchester, who is considering buying wood worktops from us as well as solid oak kitchen cabinets, but wanted to know where the timber for our worktops is sourced from.
“I have already decided to purchase oak cabinets from you for my new kitchen, and am considering going with wood worktops too. Before I make my decision can you please let me know where the timber for your worktops is sourced?”
Thank you for sending in your query, we are pleased to hear that you have chosen our oak kitchen cabinets to deck out your new kitchen.
We take the sourcing of our timber very seriously. We will only purchase wood from sustainable forests with well-managed replanting programmes, and our worktops are manufactured at suppliers in the EU (all of whom adhere to the correct procedures and produce high-quality items). Many other worktop suppliers source cheap worktops from China, which are manufactured in poor working conditions, and to a low standard.
Some of our most popular timber choices, including oak worktops and maple worktops are sourced and manufactured in the EU, with wood coming from a variety of suppliers in eastern European countries such as Poland, Ukraine and Croatia.
More exotic woods are bought from thoroughly vetted suppliers in Central and Western Africa that support replanting schemes; for example our iroko worktops and zebrano worktops are created from carefully selected sources in Cameroon, Ivory Coast or Angola.
Other wood species in our collection are sourced from other certified international suppliers. As the name suggests, our black American walnut worktops come from America, whilst bamboo worktops are carefully chosen from suppliers in Eastern Asia.
Throughout our business we are very mindful to only choose suppliers with strong environmental records; suppliers who care about sustainability and minimising wastage as much as ourselves. You can read more information about our eco-credentials on our Environmental Policy page.
You can also find out more about creating an environmentally sound kitchen in our handy guide: ‘Create Sustainable Oak Kitchens in 5 Steps’.
The Team @ Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets
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