Surfaces in the kitchen need to be treated. Treatment with a quality wood worktop finishing oil will enhance the life of the wood, its colour and prevent staining as well as give resistance to microbes including bacteria and fungal spores. Often, different woods require different oils. This is not necessarily due to the protection required by differing wooden surfaces, but … [Read more...] about Wood Worktop Finishing Oil
Marble worktops are increasing in desirability year on year. With modern methods and a truly global distribution network, stones that would have been too expensive in the past are now more available than ever to the mainstream. This does not mean that these materials are losing appeal or exclusivity. Still, many modern kitchens are fitted with laminate worktops. Laminate is … [Read more...] about What is Carrara Marble?
This post is about grains and knots. What is the difference, which is most attractive and how the different types, sizes and patterns affect your worktops. A wood grain is the straight across (longitudinal) fibres of the wood worktop surface, which occur as layers of timber are added to the trunk (and larger branches) as the grow i.e. grains are caused by the ‘rings’ that … [Read more...] about Grains and Knots
Here is some general information about quartz used for kitchen surfaces. Read more about this type of kitchen counter on our main page. Quartz Worktops Are Worth the High Investment, Here’s Why Quartz is one of the more popular materials used in kitchen worktops because it has the complexity and beauty of natural stone but with a more superior durability and quality. … [Read more...] about Are Quartz Worktops Worth the Price?
Chopping boards are used in almost every kitchen. They are available in plastic, wood and tempered glass. The plastic used is polyethylene. Tempered glass is toughened to avoid any shards when being used. There are several types of wood used. Chopping boards can be made from one solid piece of wood (these tend to be the most expensive) or from smaller pieces of wood bonded … [Read more...] about Materials used for Chopping Boards