“Which worktops do you recommend for solid wood kitchens?” Question of the Week 27.12.15
“Which worktops do you recommend for solid wood kitchens?”
Tim from Manchester sent in 2015’s final ‘Question of the Week’. He wanted to know which worktops we recommend for solid wood kitchens.
“I’ve spent the last few weeks planning the layout of my new kitchen and have my heart set on solid oak cabinets from yourselves, but I have yet to decide which worktops would suit my kitchen. I am aiming for a modern design and want to know which you would recommend?”
We are glad to hear you have decided to plump for solid oak kitchen cabinets from our range – we know you won’t be disappointed with their high-quality finish and flexibility.
Where worktops are concerned, you have a variety of options to choose from that will match well with a solid wood kitchen.
Firstly, there are a range of composite worktops that are often made from chipboard and finished with a veneer that imitates wood or granite. Whilst these surfaces may be relatively cheap, they can be difficult to re-finish if you need bespoke worktops that will fit snugly into your kitchen. The surface can also look false; often it will only look realistic from a distance.
One alternative would be stone worktops that are made from granite or marble. These tend to be more durable, but the material is very difficult to work with, and is only commonly available in variants of black, grey or white. If you need to customise a granite worktop to fit into an irregular space, you will need to hire a specialist fitter with the necessary equipment.
In our opinion the best choice for a solid wood kitchen would be a complementary wooden worktop. Solid wood is more sustainable than other worktop options, and creates a totally unique surface that can be easily customised or re-finished if necessary. A wide choice of hard-wearing timbers are available direct from our website, one of which is bound to suit your kitchen’s modern theme.
Modern choices include bamboo, black oak, maple, walnut or zebrano, but almost any of the timbers in our collection can look beautiful when combined with solid oak cabinets and frontals.
We recommend paying a visit to one of the Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets showrooms to see the full range of our timbers up-close; whilst you’re there we can also provide samples for you to take away and view in the comfort of your own home.
You can read more about choosing a worktop for your kitchen our ‘Best Worktop for Oak Kitchens’ information guide.
The Team @ Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets
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