Choosing a walnut worktop for your kitchen is to go with a timeless piece of art that is both uniquely beautiful and highly functional. One of the most characteristic timber on the market, walnut offers you a chance to have a kitchen countertop that is not only a great surface to work on but a wonderful talking piece, with its deep colour pallet and wavy patterns. You can make a bold statement with one of these unique custom designs that sets your kitchen apart from other modern homes.
A piece of art
The walnut tree is a unique and interesting artwork produced by mother nature herself. Each individual tree can boast a range of colours and patterns throughout its lifetime; a single tree can produce wood that is light in colour on the outside of the trunk but the deeper one looks into a walnut tree trunk the darker the wood becomes – in the industry this is called heartwood and it is where the unique dark and patterned countertops come from.
Walnut is also one of the only timbers where about 80% of its root system is used in creating uniquely patterned countertops as the roots themselves are hard wearing and produce stunning undulating rivers of lines throughout the grain which will make these particular countertops an interesting showpiece in your home.
Making a statement like this is not for the faint of heart. This is a bold choice when it comes to interior design and while the timber may complement an array of other materials and surfaces, it does not match with everything. For those of you with the character to match, walnut from House of Worktops can offer a complexity that other timbers fall short on.
As a gorgeous hardwood surface, you will be hard-pressed to find something with more longevity and better character than a walnut worktop, while oak is certainly considered to be of higher density there is no match for the unique use of walnut tree roots in these worktops and it can certainly stand the test of time when it comes to its durability as a work surface in your kitchen.
Maintaining good hygiene while working in the kitchen is of utmost importance for anyone who is handling food and a major part of that hygienic process is the work surface. Wood is a naturally antibacterial surface which makes it safer to use than plastic for example and when combined with the treatment process it goes through before being fitted into a kitchen, it is ideal for any cook.
With hygiene and durability at the forefront of the design of these wooden countertops, their purpose becomes clear; cooking or baking in a home where family and friends gather is what the walnut worktop is all about.
If you are looking at investing in a walnut worktop then you need to know that these countertops are produced with 100% green electricity, zero waste and most importantly, responsible forestation. The duty and responsibilities that companies in the UK have to the environment do not go unchecked and there is a guarantee that the wood you choose to use in your home is ethically sourced.