Guide to choosing your perfect worktop – Wood

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Guide to choosing your perfect worktop – Wood

Choosing the best worktop for your kitchen can be a daunting task. With so much to choose from it can be very easy to make the wrong decision on what is best for you. So what is the best worktop for you and how do you know? To aid you in this decision we will be releasing different posts over the coming weeks on the materials available in the market to aid you in your decision making. This post focuses on wood.

A solid wood worktop has the ability to fully transform your kitchen. Whether you have a traditional kitchen or a modern one, these worktops can add natural beauty to the place.

For achieving a traditional look, maple, oak and beech work well. For a slightly more exotic feel, Wenge, bamboo and Iroko are excellent choices. What makes wooden worktops unique is they develop a character and an even greater aesthetic appeal over time.

Advantages-

1) They improve with age and, with proper maintenance, can be kept in a good condition for a long time.
2) They are solid, which means you can sand away any accidental damage.
3) They’re naturally resistant to germs and bacteria.
4) Their are multiple types of wood which are good for kitchen application.

Disadvantages-
1) They’re a cheaper alternative but require regular maintenance to keep them in good condition.
2) They need to be oiled regularly to avoid permanent damage caused by water.
3) They can’t withstand heat from hot pans and dishes. Also, you can’t cut anything directly on the surface.

Maximum Length: 3600mm.

Maintenance: Remove any stains and burns by carefully sanding with grain. You can prevent the wood from drying out by annually applying a thin coating of oil.

Overall wood is a great worktop to use to add a natural touch to any kitchen, they’re flexible in fabrication and available in lots of finishes.

We hope you find this article useful and please come visit the showroom if you would like to learn more and see some samples.

Check back soon for our sixth worktop guide on ‘Glass’.

The Alon Team

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