Wood Bathroom Worktops
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Wood Bathroom Worktops
We offer a stunning range of Natural Wood Bathroom Worktops. Finger jointed, square edged wooden kitchen worktops with varying stave widths our wood worktops are of the highest quality and represent excellent value for money.
A stunning range of high quality wooden kitchen worktops
We are a specialist supplier of hardwood worktops offering solid wood worktops in Oak, Beech, Birch, Teak, Iroko, Cherry, Elm, Maple, Walnut, Sapele, Zebrano, Wenge and more
Why choose wooden worktops for your kitchen?
- Wooden kitchen worktops give a timeless look but can look equally at home in a contemporary kitchen.
- Hardwood has antibacterial qualities, which makes it ideal for worktops and chopping boards.
- All the timber used in our wooden kitchen worktops is sourced from well-managed sustainable forests
All our solid wood worktops are finger jointed, square edged with varying stave widths.
All of our wooden bathroom worktops are manufactured from selected material and are subject to quality control procedures. These solid wood worktops may contain knots, natural colour variations and drying splits as normal features of the product. This contributes to the uniqueness of each wood worktop.
The timber worktop that you have selected is a natural, quality product made to the highest standards from environmentally sound and renewable sources. The appeal of timber lies in its inherent warm textures and natural variety of grain pattern and colour.
Ongoing care and oiling of the timber brings out and enhances its appearance as well as protecting the wood surfaces from wear and tear. This page has been drawn up to explain how to use and look after your new timber worktop and will allow you to enjoy your worktops for years to come.
Timber worktops are made from strips or staves of solid wood. These strips are cut, selected, graded and kiln dried to have a moisture level suitable for domestic interior use, before they are glued up into one homogenous panel.
The process, known as finger jointing, gives a stable, durable construction to the wood worktops. It reduces the natural defects of the wood and ensures a more consistent colour and grain pattern. There will be some pattern, colour and grain differences over the timber surfaces. This is a normal and valued characteristic of the appearance of wooden products.
Please note that fresh new timber surfaces will weather over time as they are exposed to light. Items left for a period of time in one place will mask the timber, which will then show as a lighter area. If this is a problem, items should be moved regularly from place to place to stop the shading from occurring, until the surfaces are evenly weathered.
Timber is a natural material that responds throughout its life to changes in humidity and moisture in its surrounding environment. It absorbs or gives up its own moisture until it is in equilibrium with its surroundings.
As the moisture content in the surrounding environment increases the wood expands, when it dries the wood contracts. The change in width called movement occurs across the grain only, and causes the worktop to become a little narrower or wider. This is a perfectly normal characteristic of all natural wood. When installing wooden worktops allowances should be made to allow this expansion and contraction. During the life of your wood worktops it is essential to avoid sudden changes in temperature, humidity and moisture levels as these cause stress in the worktops. Wood worktops need time to adjust to change.
For Example when the room heating is switched on in winter, it should be turned up to temperature gradually, over a period of days. This will allow the timber worktops to acclimatise properly.
Timber worktops should be wiped down with a sparing amount of water, and water should never be left to stand on wooden surfaces.
Here are a few simple guidelines that need to be observed if the timber worktops and their surfaces are to give a lifetime of good service. -
- Always mop up spills of water and other liquids straight away. Do not allow liquids to stand on wooden surfaces for any period of time. (The finishing oil is water resistant, not waterproof).
- Always use pan stands and trivets to protect the timber from rough, hot, wet, dirty pots and pans. Direct contact from iron, steel or copper vessels can also stain the timber surfaces.
- Always use cutting boards to chop and slice food. Do not cut directly onto the worktop surface. Clean the tops with a sparing amount of warm water, a drop of washing up liquid and a well-rung cloth.
- It is important that Timber surfaces are re-oiled at regular intervals to remain in the same condition as when it was installed. The time span between oiling is dependant on the degree of use and wear they receive.
- For example, a highly worked surface will need re-oiling more frequently than a showroom piece, possibly once a week once installed, gradually working into once a month (see surface care below). At the very least timber worksurfaces should be re-oiled every three months.
Wood Worktops Surface Care