Solid Wood Worksurfaces
As a natural product, there are many different varieties of solid wood available. Choose from Bamboo, Cherry, Ash, Walnut, Iroko, Maple, Oak, Beech, Wenge or Rubberwood. Constructed from solid wood staves, all can be carved into beautiful, hardwearing worksurfaces to enhance your kitchen.
Natural solid wood also compliments other kitchen materials such as granite and quartz.
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All solid wood worktops are available from Earle & Ginger Kitchens.
With proper care your solid wood worksurface will remain beautiful for many years.
Simple tips to care for your solid wood worksurface.
Always mop up spills of water and other liquids straight away. Do not allow liquids to stand for any period of time.
Always use pan stands and trivets to protect the wood from hot or wet pots and pans.
Always use cutting boards to chop and slice food upon. Do not cut directly on to the surfaces.
Clean the tops with a sparing amount of warm water, a drop of washing up liquid and a well rung cloth. We recommend that use of solid wood around sink areas is limited, or not atall to prevent damage from water.
Never use bleach and other chlorine based cleaners.
It is important that wood worktops are re-oiled at regular intervals to remain in the same condition as when it was installed. The time span between oiling is dependant on the degree of use and wear they receive. At the very least wood worktops should be re-oiled every three months.
Over time, with normal kitchen use, wood will acquire a patina and colour that reflects the use to which it has been put. It is normal for the original high sheen to weather and mellow in this way. Exposure to sunlight will also change the depth of colour.
When the top is newly oiled and the surface is in good condition, it will have a sheen on it. Splashes of water will form into properly defined droplets that standup clearly.