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February 25, 2020

Oak Worktops – a comprehensive buying guide

Oak Worktops are doubtlessly our favorite type of kitchen worktop. Due to its natural beauty and resistance to aging, it is one of the most popular choices for woodwork. Nowadays, its versatility has made the kitchen oak worktops one of the most beloved kitchen worktops. Oak worktops promise traditionality and homey feeling into your kitchens.

All of our Oak worktops are manufactured  in a way that preserves each piece’s individual unique character and ensures its longevity. Its charming grain and delicate golden hues combined with its tune of liveliness and comfort, makes the oak ideal for a perfect kitchen worktop.  Alongside its harmonical appearance, bulgarian oak is acclaimed as unique in being the so called character-full. Due to the harsh weather conditions, both in summer and winter, bulgarian oak matures and grows to become 30% harder than any other oak type and has more prominent grains and patterns with distinct golden-brown colour pallet. Compared to american oak and european oak, bulgarian oak stands out with its greater stability, better quality and, indeed, with its delicate homey charm.

Types of Oak Worktops

It is our expertise to provide  you with the most diligent oak worktop types for you to choose from. Hence we offer oak, prime oak and natural rustic oak where all three share the essential hues and appearance of the timber. However our standard oak has coarser grain allowing it to have a more homey and welcoming look. Prime oak has more linear grains, giving it a very uniform and intricate appeal which lacks any flaw. This makes it perfect for bringing a more sophisticated atmosphere. Our natural rustic oak preserves the natural beauty of the oak. This can transform it into a very rural but warming kitchen worktop. It is unique with its knots, deeper grains and imperfections. These characteristics all aid to bring the natural untouched beauty and harmony of nature into your kitchens. It offers timelessness and exceptional warmth to your kitchens.

Manufacturing and Sourcing

House of Worktops comprises of professionals who aim at providing kitchen worktops with the greatest quality, utmost diligence alongside with environmental advantages and sustainability. We are more than proud to announce that we produce our worktops with zero waste. Moreover our energy is soon to become completely renewable. We locally harvest and manufacture most of our oak . These unique combinations ensure to provide our customers the oak worktop that have the greatest quality and smallest carbon footprint. 

Construction

House of Worktops provides three worktop types. The standard oak worktop constitutes of 40 mm stave width with a finger jointed construction. The deluxe worktops comprises of staves width of 80mm, again with a finger jointed construction. Both in standard and deluxe each individual piece is unique and is visible. This gives your worktop a pattern of grains and knots, one of a kind. Contrary to them, the full stave oak worktop comprises of continuous staves. They run along the length of your desired worktop without finger jointed construction. They are solely glued and pressed together, following only the natural grain and color pattern of the individual wood. This emphasized the beauty of the oak and gives a sophisticated yet homey appearance to your kitchen worktop.

Style

The golden hues of oak make it a perfect match with colours such as baby blue or pale green. This would transform your kitchen atmosphere into inviting and homey, giving it a timeless hint. You can use our interactive  Visualizer to obtain an idea of your prospective oak worktop beforehand. 


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