The allure of a solid wood worktop is undeniable. Not only does it infuse the kitchen with a warm and radiant ambiance, but its timeless appeal also exudes an essence of natural luxury. Ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and utility rooms, a wood worktop is the quintessential pick for those with an affinity for nature and the understated elegance of Nordic design.
Advantages of a wooden worktop
A wooden worktop offers numerous advantages:
- Versatile design that complements various kitchen styles
- Wide variety of wood types to choose from
- Mid-range pricing, making it affordable for many homeowners
- Scratches can be easily sanded away, maintaining the worktop's appearance
- Develops a beautiful patina over time, adding character and warmth to the kitchen
Discover your ideal wood type
Each wood type for worktops has unique characteristics and considerations. Oak, a classic choice, offers a variety of shades and has natural antibacterial properties due to its high acid content. It is a hygienic option for a kitchen worktop.
Bamboo, on the other hand, is a modern and environmentally friendly choice. It is known for its durability and sustainability, making it suitable for families, particularly those with children.
Whether you prefer the classic elegance of oak or the eco-friendliness of bamboo, there is a wood type to suit your style and functional needs.
How much does a wooden worktop cost?
A solid wood worktop generally falls within a mid-tier price range. However, the cost can vary significantly based on the specific wood type you choose. For an accurate quote, it's essential to take precise measurements of your intended worktop.
Visit your nearest HTH store, and our team will be delighted to assist you in determining the price.
A solid wood worktop offers the unique advantage of developing a beautiful patina over time. As the surface ages, it becomes more even and dark, creating a rustic and distinctive look. This natural aging process adds character and charm to your kitchen.
It is important to note that exposure to intense and direct sunlight can cause the wood to change color. To preserve the original appearance, it is recommended to protect the worktop from prolonged sunlight exposure.
By choosing a solid wood worktop, you can enjoy a timeless and evolving beauty in your kitchen for years to come.
Easier to maintain than you think
For everyday maintenance, you can use a wrung-out cloth to keep the worktop looking nice. It is not a big challenge to maintain a solid wood worktop, even though it doesn't tolerate harsh cleaning agents, acids, or hot objects. If accidents happen, scratches and stains can be sanded away.
If you want to ensure that the area around the sink stays clean, you can choose to have an undermount sink, which eliminates the edge between the sink and the worktop where dirt and water can accumulate.
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FSC®: Embracing Love for Nature
Our solid wood worktops from HORN are not only beautiful and durable but also environmentally responsible. They are FSC® certified, ensuring that the wood used in their production comes from responsibly managed forests. This certification guarantees that the production process considers the well-being of animals, people, and the environment.
By choosing one of our FSC® certified worktops, you can enjoy the natural beauty of wood while also contributing to sustainable practices and supporting responsible forestry.
Weigh the pros and cons
Looking for a new worktop for your kitchen, bathroom, or utility room?
Dive into our comprehensive worktop guide. Here, we provide invaluable insights into the pros and cons of various materials, helping you discover the ideal worktop that aligns with your tastes and requirements.
Find the perfect worktop
The worktop is often the heart of kitchen activity. Schedule a complimentary design consultation with our kitchen specialists from your nearest store to receive tailored advice on the perfect worktop for your specific needs.Find your nearest HTH store