Oak worktops buying guide
There’s not much in the big, wide world that says ‘classy’ more than oak does. While investing in a new kitchen worktop can be intimidating, an oak wood worktop can be relied upon to bring the key elements of tradition, warmth, and respect to any home. With this buying guide you’ll find out more about this wonderful wood as a worktop material, and what your purchasing options are.
Oak wood has a timeless look and feel. Natural oak is a simple yet reassuring colour and pattern, great for an easy living vibe. Rustic oak displays the patterns and knots of the wood, meeting the needs of both countryside and hip
bare styles. Oak comes in light to medium shades of brown although its natural variation, in colour and grain depending on where it was grown, means that every piece is utterly unique, making it a special choice for a special place—the heart of the home.
Oak is considered a particularly fine choice for its resistance to decay, demonstrated in its continuous use in the building of boats. It’s a solid wood and a solid choice for a worktop that not only looks sturdy but can stand the strains of kitchen life for many years to come. As a species of tree that is closely monitored and maintained, an oak wood worktop is also a highly sustainable choice.
Our oak wood worktops come in several differing size options to suit all kitchens, big, small, or awkward!
The worktops in Standard oak are available at a length of 3 metres and the Rustic oak worktop is available in 2 metres or 3 metres, filling your kitchen space however much you want it to.
Both the Standard oak and Rustic oak worktops are offered in widths of 640 millimetres and 900 millimetres, so whichever look you prefer you can be assured it’ll work well in a larger or more compact area.
The thickness of these worktops can be either 27mm, 40mm, or 60mm for the Standard oak worktop, or 27mm or 40mm for the Rustic oak worktop, giving you a choice of how much of this trusty wood you want on display.
When buying an oak wood worktop in the Standard or Rustic option, you can also pick which design features you’d most like. We offer a choice of upstands, edge details, return ends, and cut-outs.
Our upstands give you the option of having an additional bit of protection for that tricky area where surface meets wall, making it easier for you to clean and maintain.
Our edge details come in a range of choices such as Square, Single Imperial, and Venetian Edge, to suit any kitchen look, although they’re all a fitting choice for showing off this timeless classic.
The return ends (the ends where the lines of the worktop connect) come in several different options, allowing you to pick out how straight or curved you’d like your worktop to look.
Cut-out options give you the chance to decide where you want- or need- your kitchen appliances to go, so wherever your sink or oven is, your worktop will embrace it as much as our customers have embraced our oak wood option.
Benefits of buying an oak wood worktop
- An oak wood worktop boasts tradition, beauty, and gravitas
- Their distinctive, unique finish is a real talking point
- They are easy to clean, and very resistant to decay
- They’re also easy to keep looking wonderful, with a quick polish of sandpaper from time to time
- Oak wood is a sustainable environmental choice
- They improve with age, and are a core selling-point should you move from your home in the future
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