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Wooden Worktops

  • How To Protect Solid Wood Worktops From Water Damage

    Solid wood worktops are a great idea, no matter your kitchen style, but it is essential to protect them from the risk of water damage. Generally speaking, solid wood worktops are supplied in their unfinished state. No matter what species of wood you’ve selected, it’s really important that you invest the time necessary to protect your worktop from possible damage through day-to-day use, and particularly through water damage. Wood is a completely natural product and as such changes with the atmosphere in which it finds itself. Kitchens are particularly challenging places for wood and it’s for this reason that all wooden worktops need to be well prepared and maintained in order to stay looking their best. The first, basic level of prot ... READ MORE >

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  • Laminate Or Solid Wood Worktops?

    Deciding between laminate and solid wood worktops isn’t always as easy as it may seem.  It’s accepted that laminate worktops are (generally speaking) significantly cheaper than solid wood worktops.  That said, with the right looking after, solid wood worktops are likely to last significantly longer than even good quality laminate worktops, so how do you choose between the two? Solid wood worktops are made, as the name suggests, from solid wood and nothing else.  Typically made from woods such as: oak, iroko, walnut, bamboo or limba, solid wood worktops are attractive, hardwearing and completely natural.  Laminate worktops on the other hand are made from synthetic materials which are made to look like either solid wood, stone or gran ... READ MORE >

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  • Is It Possible To Stain A Solid Wood Worktop?

    Staining worktops is not generally recommended for a number of reasons.  First, worktops change colour naturally with time and use and are normally best left in their natural state colour-wise, with only a good quality oil finish.  Second, because your worktop is likely to come in contact with food, you need to be really careful when it comes to applying a stain.  Although there are toxicity standards which must be respected when it comes to ascertaining the safety of wood stains and varnishes in food-related environments, this whole area is a bit “hit and miss”.  If you do decide to stain your worktops, with a bit of research, you should be able to track down official guidelines on the suitability of any product you plan to use. ... READ MORE >

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  • Wood and Beyond November Promotions

    If you are in the market for wood flooring, hardwood decking or solid kitchen worktops, there has never been a better time to buy at Wood and Beyond. Just imagine spending the festive season surrounded by your new decor... and to help out, listed below are the promotions currently available on the site. - Free case of three stunning wines when you spend over £1300 on any of our products - Free solid wood butcher block when you spend over £800 on worktops - Free high quality flooring underlay when purchasing over 55M2 of engineered floors - 8% Off hardwood decking (ending November 21st at Midnight) - 8% Off engineered wood flooring (ending November 21st at Midnight) - 6% Off solid wood flooring (ending November 21st at Midnight) - 4% Off ... READ MORE >

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  • Types Of Solid Wood Worktops

    If you are looking to fit a wooden worktop in your kitchen or work-place, you are likely to come across a whole plethora of wood choices.  We have created this guide to help you get an overview of the different types of solid wood worktops and their origins. Ash Wood Ash is one of the most widely available wood species in the UK and also one of the most popular. Properties such as strength and durability make Ash a perfect wood for worktops. Ash wood is also used to create baseball bats, tools and other items that require strength; further demonstrating it’s appeal. Beech Wood Sourced from a beech tree, Beech Wood is an extremely strong wood which is used in flooring, worktops, chairs and other types of furniture. Beech is also used fo ... READ MORE >

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  • How To Maintain Solid Wood Worktops?

    Wooden kitchen worktops are made from strips or staves of solid wood.  These strips are selected, cut, graded and kiln dried to ensure a moisture level which is suitable for use in domestic kitchens. These strips or staves are then glued together to form one homogeneous panel wooden worktop. This process, known as finger jointing, gives a stable and durable construction to the wood, it reduces the natural defects of the wood and ensures a more consistent colour and grain pattern. That said, there would always be some pattern, colour and grain differences over the timber surfaces because it is a natural product. This is a normal and valued characteristic of the appearance of wooden products. To keep your solid wood worktops in tip-top con ... READ MORE >

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  • Key Differences Between Oak and Walnut

    If you’re thinking of investing in a wood floor or solid worktop for the kitchen you’ll not only be aware that there is a huge choice of woods, but you’ll also know that amongst the most popular choice of wood flooring and worktops is oak and walnut. Oak and walnut wood flooring are both widely available and the main difference between the two is the grain.  This guide will help you recognise the differences between these two popular woods and will assist you in making the best choice to suit your needs. Feature Oak Walnut Strength Very Strong Extremely Strong Shade Available In Natural and Rural Look Over Time American Walnut Will lighten and Brazilian Walnut Will Redden Finish Availability Oiled, Brushed and Oil ... READ MORE >

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  • Solid Wood Worktops Prices and Types

    In our guide to wooden kitchen worktops, we’ll help you decide what type of wooden worktop might work best for your needs. It’s not surprising that we’re all keen to have an attractive kitchen.  With more and more cookery programmes on TV and a growing interest in home improvement, wooden kitchen worktops are on the “wish list” of many.  A wooden kitchen worktop is a great way to bring style and warmth to your room.  There are several options when it comes to wooden kitchen worktops ranging from the extremely popular oak, to the more exotic and less well-known Zebrano.  The different woods on offer have different colourings, finishings, markings and prices, so we’ve put together a handy guide (below) to give you a good ove ... READ MORE >

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  • A to Z Glossary of Wooden Products

    Wood and Beyond glossary of A to Z guide to terms relating to timber and wooden products. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W A African Teak - also known as Iroko Wood it is used as a base for iroko decking and originates from Africa. african teak wood is extremely durable and often used in the boat making industry. African Walnut - type of wood originating from africa and used in the construction of furniture including african walnut worktops and hardwood flooring. American Black Walnut - durable and strong type of wood used in the construction of furniture including worktops and american back walnut flooring.   back to top B Bamboo Wood - mistaken for wood by many it is in fac ... READ MORE >

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  • How To Choose Wooden Worktops

    Made from hard wood, wooden worktops are a great way to give your kitchen a stylish yet natural look.  Wooden kitchen worktops can be used to create a traditional or a modern theme depending on the overall look you have chosen for your room.  What’s more, with the right care and attention your worktop will last a lifetime.  At the moment, the most popular choices of wooden kitchen worktops are oak and walnut. Often called a butchers block, a wooden worktop is effectively made up of finger joint staves which are joined together to create a solid block.  If you’re thinking of investing in one, here’s a few things you should bear in mind: 1.  You must make sure you choose a hard wood and that hard wood must be at least 650 density ( ... READ MORE >

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