Quality counts for everything
Here at House
of Worktops, it is our belief that – as a manufacturer of wooden worktop
surfaces – it is our duty to provide a service which is second to none. Each
worktop surface which we create is entirely unique and different from the rest
– even if it is made from the same wood. This is because no two pieces of wood
are ever exactly the same, which we feel is part of the magic. What our
customers can be sure of however, is that with every piece of wood they
receive, be it a beech, oak or ash
worktop, the quality of the materials used will be the absolute best
money can buy, as will the service which our dedicated staff provide.
Why opt for an ash worktop?
Ash worktop surfaces are distinctly different from other woods which we provide
here at House of Worktops, because
of the ash’s ring porous grain pattern which is its telltale feature. These
annual ring grains are the signature of ash wood, and instantly set it apart
from the other woods which we offer here at House of Worktops. Each piece of ash wood which is used in the creation of our worktops
here at House of Worktops is
entirely and distinguishably different, due to the signature ring markings on
the wood. At House of Worktops we
make it our duty to do all we can to preserve these natural ring patterns
within the wood, as we feel it is key to its natural beauty.
How durable is ash wood?
Ash wood is generally considered to be just as
strong and durable as oak. This is largely because the oak and ash tree share
many qualities with regard to their size, structure and climate in which they
prosper. Other similarities within the structure of these two woods comes from
the conditions in which they grow, causing the wood to contract during the
winter months and swell up during the summer. This continual stress of the
inner structure of the wood causes it to become far denser and stronger over
time – in much the same way as human muscles develop stronger through prolonged
use. The end result of this contracting and stress in the wood ultimately leads
to a far more durable and dense finished product when the wood is processed
into a worktop. Similar to oak, ash wood is one of the most enduring and heavy
woods in Europe, with a density of 820kg per cubic metre, with just 8% timber
moisture. As such, when you buy a worktop surface from us here at House of Worktops, you can do so
knowing that the product you buy is solid enough to handle all you may put it
What if I can’t decide which wood to buy?
of Worktops, we recognise that it is sometimes difficult for our customers
to envision exactly how the wooden worktops which we offer would actually look
within the environment of their own kitchens or homes. Due to this, as a way of
allowing them to make an educated decision, we now provide samples of wood
which can be delivered to their homes. This lets them properly gauge how the
wood will look under their house lighting, and imagine how the finished article
may look in relation to the other objects within their kitchen.