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
We often get asked what is a breakfast bar? Would you like to know the difference between a breakfast bar and a worktop, and how these fit into the whole kitchen surface range that includes upstands as well as splashbacks? Quite simply a breakfast bar is like a worktop, but both sides are finished. By finished we mean covered in the coloured/textured surface if laminate or … [Read more...] about What is a Breakfast Bar?
Mango wood is a beautiful, light, fine and tightly grained timber that is growing in popularity. Now many pieces of furniture are made from this material. Furniture can be bought online from several companies, including those trading on eBay. Mango tress are native to Southern Asia. These trees grow relatively quickly and those who are interested in sustainable forestry will … [Read more...] about What is Mango Wood?