You’d be forgiven for having a look at the title of this article and having a little chuckle to yourself, thinking we’ve completely lost the plot! Surely softwood is soft and hardwood is hard, no? It can’t be much simpler than that, you might think. But no, the terms softwood and hardwood don’t refer to [...]
Island worktops are probably one of the top things on people’s wish lists today, alongside wet rooms and all bedrooms being en suite. Highly sought after for their style and charm, they also create a really convivial space for cooking and socializing at the same time. There’s a huge range of different solutions and options [...]
Concrete is a material that’s gaining a great following at the moment. Being used on floors, in bathrooms and as kitchen worktops, concrete has certainly won the hearts of many of late. Many of us will only have seen this relatively new interior design phenomenon in magazines, showing us how great it looks. For anyone [...]
One of the most well known hardwoods, oak is an extremely popular choice of raw material in the construction of wooden furnishings as well as for indoor and outdoor joinery projects. The wood, which is abundantly available, enjoys attractive grain markings, great strength and hardness. These properties make it not only popular for domestic wood projects, but also for shipbuilding and timber frame buildings. The tree from which this surface is made of is associated with strength and endurance and symbolises many businesses, associations and indeed countries.
It comes in a range of natural colourings from light to dark as well as a range of grades from prime to rustic, which means it’s not only long-lasting and versatile, it’s affordable as well. As well as looking good, it is particularly hardwearing and with the right care and attention will look good for many, many years.
Oak worktops are a highly sought after and popular kitchen styling option. Offering a hardwearing and attractive working surface for even the busiest kitchens, they are generally supplied untreated, which means you can apply the most suitable finish to suit your desired look. The ideal choice to match up with oak cabinets or to add a twist to a stainless steel kitchen, these will not only add charm, but will look great, even after the test of time. To help keep your worktop looking great and to prolong their life, all you need to give them is a regular coat of protective oil.