- Good value and good quality wooden worktops.
We are currently upgrading our ancient kitchen. We have decided on the design, units, wall and flooring tiles. We would like a decent quality and reasonably priced solid wooden worktop.
Does anyone have any recommendations for type and also where to go for decent supply/supply & fit options? Particularly interested in small West Midlands based companies.Posted 4 years agonickdaviesSubscriber
I’ve got butchers block wooden worktops from ikea in the office and they’ve been great, 5 years use and only cost about £60 IIRC.
Darkened quite a lot over the time though, i’d definitely treat them if they were going in a kitchen, mine have picked up a few water marks as I left them as bare wood.Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
You local timber yard will be able to supply and recommend a good fitter or carpenter.
Be sure to season the wood for a few months indoors before fitting so that it takes up the moisture level of your house. Now is probably the best time because your heating will be drying the air.Posted 4 years agopymwymisMember
Finally, something I’m genuinely qualified to comment on !!
As this is what I do for a living :
You want 40mm not 32mm for a start.
Howdens = expensive
Worktop express are my suppliers of choice. Their product is good, delivery excellent and the items are transported well (well protected from knocks)
Re oiling wooden worktops, don’t listen to anyone telling you that Danish oil works, it’s crap. You will need to constantly re-treat your worktop and it will still stain if you leave water on it. Not only that but treatment takes ages (drying)and you need several coats from initially – realistically several days worth of fannying about.
Professionals worktop treatment of choice is EZ-oil by Morrells. This product will give you a mid sheen (getting glossier with repeated coats – especially if they are thick coats left to “flow” to a smooth finish.)
EZ-oil dries very quickly. You can put several coats on in 1 day.
Important – do not forget to oil the underneath and any end-grain cuts (inc cut-outs for sink and hob) before you fit !! You’ll never be bothered to get to it once it’s in and it is important if you want to avoid warp or bow in the future.
Cheers.Posted 4 years ago
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