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Wood and Beyond Showroom

Our Showroom

    •  220 The Vale, London
    •  NW11 8SR

Opening Hours

    •  MONDAY-FRIDAY 8.30 - 18.30
    •  SATURDAY 9.30 - 17.00
    •  SUNDAY Closed

  •  Parking is available at no cost along The Vale street. There is plenty of parking at all hours of the day.
TEL: 0208 209 2662 - 0800 690 6864
MON-FRI 09:00-18:00 / SAT 09:30-17:30
On Easter weekend we are open: FRI 09:00 -15:00 / SAT 09:00 - 17:00 / MON 09:30 - 15:00

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Wooden Worktops

  • How To Choose Kitchen Worktop Type Infographic

    Most kitchen renovation projects involve replacing the worktop. This infographic looks at the pros and cons of the most common worktop types in terms of worktop size, colour, budget and customisation. Embed this Infographic on your site: <a href=”https://www.woodandbeyond.com/categories/Hardwood-Worktops/”><img src=”https://www.woodandbeyond.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/How-To-Choose-Kitchen-Worktop-Infographic.jpg” alt=”Wood and Beyond” width=”750″ height=”1591″ border=”0″></a> ... READ MORE >

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  • Matching Wood Flooring To Wood Worktops In The Kitchen

    Wood Can you ever have too much wood in a kitchen?  This is a question we often get asked by people who have a wood floor and are contemplating a wooden worktop.  What should they do?  Should they forget the idea and go for granite or stainless steel or can they make a wood worktop “work” with their wood floor?  In our view (and of course we’re a bit biased), you can’t have too much wood in a kitchen.  If you think about it, a wood floor can be perfectly off set by some contrasting cabinet doors which are then topped off with a wood worktop. Where’s the problem?  To be honest, the problems come when you don’t plan your wood combinations.  Here are a few scenarios that we think could work really well. If you’re working ... READ MORE >

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  • Dark Or Light Solid Wood Worktops

    No matter whether you’re completely revamping your kitchen or simply sprucing up your units with new doors and a new worktop, choosing the right colour of worktop is really important.  Any regular reader of this blog won’t need reminding that wood worktops don’t just look great; with the right care, they last a lifetime and will make your kitchen look stunning.  So if you’re in the process of tossing a coin to decide on dark or light solid wood worktops, we want to give you a helping hand. The size of your kitchen Generally speaking, if your kitchen is small, then it’s a good idea to work with light colours to create the illusion of space.  Light coloured wood worktops literally bounce the light around your room making it lo ... READ MORE >

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  • Comparing Wood Worktops, What To Look For?

    Wood worktops are a great addition to any kitchen.  Once thought of as the worktop of choice for country-style kitchens, in recent years, wood worktops have really come into their own and are stylish additions to all different types of kitchen, from modern, state of the art to traditional.  So, if you’ve decided that a wood worktop is the best option for your project, how should you go about making sure you make the right choice? Our guide about what to look out for should help: Species The species of worktop you choose is arguably one of the most important selections you’re likely to make.  At Wood and Beyond, we have a great range of wood species, that we believe represent the ‘best of breed’ when it comes to wood worktops. ... READ MORE >

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  • Best Wood For Kitchen Worktop

    If you have in your mind that a wooden worktop is only suited to a country kitchen look, it’s time to think again.  Wooden worktops are equally suited to traditional and modern kitchens and in fact can add a real edge to a highly modern, designer look.  But the big question is which wood is the best to choose for your kitchen worktop?  Like many things in life, there is no easy answer to this question, but in order to give you a good idea of what might work best for you, we’ll look at three of the most common worktop woods; oak, walnut and iroko. Wood Oak Walnut Iroko Strong & durable? Very Yes Yes Colour Light to dark White to black Medium to golden Grain Variable Straight & regular Irregular Oak worktops Oak ... READ MORE >

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  • The Difference Between Softwood And Hardwood

    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 the density or hardness of the wood itself.  These are terms that refer right back to the tree and how it reproduces itself. Trees, without exception reproduce by producing seeds, but the seeds of different trees vary and it is this that lies at the heart of the difference between a soft and a hardwood.  Trees that produce hardwood are known as angiosperms and produce seeds that are covered, either with a skin or a shell.  S ... READ MORE >

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  • The Complete List Of Island Worktop Ideas

    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 when it comes to island worktops, so where on earth do you start?  We’ve put together this article to help you make the right decisions for your island worktop. The purpose of your island worktop More and more people these days are removing the wall and base units from their kitchen pretty much all together and replacing them with islands.  Not surprisingly, these types of island require significantly more pla ... READ MORE >

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  • Concrete Worktops or Wood Worktops, Which Is Better?

    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 who has gone the extra mile though, and has either gone to a showroom to see and touch concrete worktops or who have friends or relatives who have chosen to go this route, there are likely to be two ‘tribes’: those who love it and those who loathe it.  And it’s only fair to say that the same is true with wood worktops. Although we’re all pretty familiar with wood worktops and we know how attractive they can be ... READ MORE >

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  • Wood and Beyond Review - 10 Reasons To Choose Wood and Beyond

    Once you’ve decided that wood flooring is the best option for your re-flooring project, you’ll be faced with the decision of which supplier to choose.  Wood flooring is one of the most popular flooring options now being chosen across the UK.  With this huge increase in popularity of wood flooring has come a huge increase in the number of wood flooring suppliers.  This is good news and bad from the consumer’s point of view.  The good news is that the competition has driven prices down, but the bad news is that this increase in suppliers has brought with it both good suppliers and bad. So, in a nutshell, why should you choose Wood and Beyond to supply your wood flooring? We have both online and high street options.  What this mean ... READ MORE >

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  • Are Solid Wood Worktops Worth The Effort?

    Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in the home for a number of reasons.  First, it is normally the place where the family gathers for special moments together, taking a break from their busy lives.  Second, in many homes these days, it’s in the kitchen that most of the activities of the day take place: homework gets done; decisions are made; breakfasts are taken on the run and Masterchef quality meals are prepared.  No matter what you do in your kitchen, it’s important that it’s a room you enjoy and make the most of. One of the most important considerations when you’re planning to re-look your kitchen is your choice of worktops.  Today there are a whole host of options to choose from; so much so, that it can often seem ... READ MORE >

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