Worktops

The finest wooden kitchens for rooms of any size and style preference; country, traditional or contemporary.

Zebrano Worktops

Zebrano worktops are also known as Zebrawood due to its zebra like grain pattern, is native to West Africa. Its species name is Microberlinia brazzavillensis.

How it’s used?

Zebrano worktops are most often used for its striking striped appearance to create a strong visual effect. It is also used commonly as veneer and also for tool handles, furniture, boat building and sports equipment like skies.

Why Zebrano?

Zebrano wood has a creamy, light brown colour with distinctive dark brown stripes resembling those of a zebra. It is a bold, dramatic wood and we would recommend Zebrano to those who are looking to add style and glamour to their kitchens. It works particularly well in contemporary kitchens with clean lines and bold styling.

Sapele Worktops

Sapele wood, widely exported from Africa, is sometimes referred to as Sapele Mahogany due to a similarity in appearance. Sapele worktops wood is indeed a member of the same family. The wood ranges from a medium to dark reddish brown and his a fine uniform texture.

How it’s used?

Sapele wood turns and finishes well and has a large variety of uses. It is commonly used for plywood, furniture, cabinetry, boatbuilding and musical instruments.

Why Sapele?

We recommend this wood for the richness of its mahogany like colour which will add warmth, character and style to a wide variety of kitchen designs. It has a variety of grain pattern and a natural lustre which will enhance kitchen cabinets. Sapele worktops wood works well in both traditional and modern kitchen spaces.

Rustic Oak

One of the most popular choices, our oak worktops offer great wear-resistance and are made by hand selected 40mm wide oak strips (staves) ensuring best possible colour match and minimum amount of knots or imperfections. Due to its nature, the worktop can consist of small knots and slight colour variations. All our worktops are A-grade. Every effort is made to ensure that our wood worktops will match the description above, and your expectations. However, due to the nature of wooden products, this description should only be used for guidance.

Oak Worktop

The oak tree is a historic emblem of ancient Britain and oak has been grown in woodlands across Britain and Europe for centuries. Indeed, oak is perhaps the most iconic of all British trees. Oak worktops wood is famed for the beauty of its grain and workability of the wood. Its species name is Quercus robur but is commonly known as English or European oak.

How it is used?

Oak wood is famed for the beauty of its grain and the strength of its wood. It is extremely hard wearing and makes a highly durable work surface. Available widely across Europe, oak is a very workable wood because of its strength and durability. It is used extensively in boat building and is widely used for furniture, cabinetry, flooring and barrels.

Why Oak?

The beautiful grain of European Oak has made it a favourite wood for centuries. The grain is straight with lovely, mid brown tones and the variation in colour makes oak so full of character and charm. Oak worktops have great workability and strength makes it a perfect choice for worktops and oak works extremely well in traditional or contemporary kitchens.

Prime Oak

Our finest prime oak worktops are made by hand selected oak strips ensuring best possible colour match and minimum amount of knots or natural imperfections. All our worktops are A-grade and from every batch we choose around 10% which are considered as prime grade. 

Every effort is made to ensure that our wood worktops will match the description above and your expectations. However, due to the nature of wooden products, this description should only be used for guidance.

(Same information as the rustic oak)

Iroko Worktops

Iroko wood derives from large, hardwood trees from the west coast of tropical Africa and is known by its species name as Milicia excelsa. It has a yellowish to golden colour which tends to darken over time. Iroko worktop is highly durable and easy to work with.

How it’s used?

Iroko wood is widely used for its durability and is highly resistant to decay making it a popular choice for all sorts of internal and external uses. It is commonly found as a wood of choice for flooring, cabinetry, boatbuilding and small decorative wooden items.

Why Iroko?

We recommend this wood for both its durability and its smart appearance, resembling teak in colour and in the pattern of grain. Iroko worktops are light brown to a deep golden brown in appearance and work well in all types of kitchen styles.

Beech Worktops

Beech is native to the woodlands of Europe and is known by its species name as Fagus Sylvatica. Beech worktops are more commonly known as European Beech. It is an extremely popular and widely available timber.

How it’s used?

Beech worktops wood is noted for its hardness and strength and it responds very well to common woodworking techniques. Beech is a very popular choice for those who work with wood and is commonly used as an indoor wood in kitchens, on staircases, and other internal features.

Why Beech Wood?

The beauty of Beech worktops lies in its colouration which can range from a pale cream colour to a more pinkish hue which will bring a soft, warm tone to your kitchen worktops and suit any style of kitchen. We recommend Beech for its practicality, durability and the gentle tones of warm colour found in its grain.

Cherry Worktops

Cherry wood comes from the Eastern states of North America and is sometimes known as American Cherry. Cherry worktops wood is a species of wood named Prunus serotina and this beautiful wood is pale in colour and deepens over time to a darker, golden brown.

How it’s used?

Cherry worktops is one of the best all purpose woods for those working with wood and is prized for its durability. It has a lovely close grain which is very easy to work with and as a result cherry has a large variety of uses from cabinetry to musical instruments.

Why Cherry?

Cherry wood is highly recommended for the beautiful warmth of the grain and the smartness of its appearance.  It is a wood that instantly brings character and warmth to any kitchen design and is a stylish choice for any kitchen.

Walnut Worktops

How it’s used?

European Walnut wood is very easy to work with and responds well to all kinds of wood working techniques and processes. It finishes well and the full beauty of the rich colour and grain can be seen in the variety of decorative and turned objects that are made from Walnut. It is commonly used for furniture, cabinetry, interior panelling and small wooden objects.

Why Walnut?

European Walnut is a beautiful wood which will add warmth and texture to your overall kitchen design. Walnut worktops is a perfect choice for those wanting to add a touch of elegance to a kitchen. We recommend Walnut for its rich colour and fine finish which will ensure your worktops will be both long lasting and beautiful.

American black walnut

These are A-grade top quality American Black Walnut worktops and are made from 40mm staves.

  •  They are available at 2, 3 and 4 meters in length and 650mm and 950mm in width 
  • Any bespoke sizes are available upon request 
  • Our worktops come with square edges, different edge profiles are available upon request 
  • To see the most popular edge profiles please go to bespoke services page on our website 
  • Our worktops are sanded to 150 grit and they are supplied untreated allowing you to finish them to your desired shade 
  • We can also provide pre-oiling service 

Maple Worktops

Sometimes known as Rock Maple or Hard Maple, this iconic tree from the Acer family originates from the North eastern region of North America and is the state tree of four American states. Maple worktops wood is a species named Acer saccharum and the wood has a soft, pale, creamy white colour with a straight grain.

How it’s used?

Maple wood is used in sports halls and schools across America and Europe and its proven durability makes it an excellent choice for kitchen worktops. Maple was historically the wood of choice for kitchen worktops and butcher blocks.

Why Maple?

Today, Maple worktops wood makes a stylish design statement with its soft, pale colour and even tone. We recommend Maple for its durability and the stylish clean lines it adds to any overall kitchen design.

Ash Worktops

Sometimes known as White Ash, this wood derives from the Fraxinus Americana species group and is native to eastern North America. It is a hugely popular and versatile wood and Ash is one of the most used trees for everyday wood manufacture.

How it’s used?

Ash wood is strong and straight grained making it ideal for a large number of uses. It works well and responds to a variety of woodworking techniques. It is commonly used for flooring, sports equipment and tool handles and other joinery products.

Why Ash?

Ash is a great all purpose wood and we recommend it for its strength, reliability and the ease with which it responds to wood working processes. It has a lovely straight and regular grain and is a delightful pale creamy colour which is so easy to work with when planning a kitchen design scheme.

Bamboo Worktops

Bamboo comes from South Asia and is essentially a grass rather than a wood. It is one of the Earth’s fastest growing plants and takes just five years to grow to full maturity. Bamboo worktops have a smart appearance with a uniform, straight grain and soft, pale colour.

How it’s used?

Bamboo is a highly popular and very versatile material that has a huge range of uses. Bamboo is used to make Bamboo worktops, furniture, flooring, veneer, musical instruments and carved, decorative items.

Why Bamboo?

Bamboo is an excellent choice for those looking to create a stylish and modern kitchen design. It is light and fresh in appearance with a uniform, pale colour that looks contemporary and elegant. Bamboo worktops are also an excellent choice if you are looking for an environmentally friendly worktop. Indeed, Bamboo is one the most sustainable materials used for kitchen worktops due to its rapid growth and replanting.

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