Why Wooden worktops

Home owners and kitchen designers are really spoilt for choice when it comes to different materials for kitchen worktops. Worktops can be acquired in anything from cheap laminates to glass, stainless steel, solid wood, natural stone, solid surface and quartz. The colours, textures, finishes, styles, etc are virtually endless.

Yet, many people are still charmed by the natural warmth and beauty of wooden worktops, transforming the overall look of your kitchen and always remains an excellent choice.

Twelve reasons to choose solid wood, from leading fabricator Worktops.net:

  1. Walnut worktop surface

    Walnut worktop surface

    Unlike any of the other worktop materials, solid wood actually gets BETTER with time, gaining in character and a deepening in colour as it develops a patina.

  2. Wood never goes out of style or fashion and will remain tasteful for the lifetime of the kitchen. The natural integrity of solid wood ensures a timeless elegance and style.
  3. Each worktop is cut from a different section of wood and no two surfaces will ever be exactly the same, guaranteeing the unique and impressive character of every worktop.
  4. Natural solid wood is available in so many different species, colours, grain and texture, more than any other material and can literally be harmonized with all other materials and accessories.
  5. Imperfections are no problem, because they can simply be sanded out, filled or polished. Stains, dents, chips and scuffs due to rough handling over time, can easily and cheaply be polished out, sanded down, or in case of really serious damage, can be “patched” with similar wood and re-sealed or oiled. They are easy to fit on-site and can be shaped and cut with relatively simple tools.
  6. Solid wood has stood the test of time for centuries and have proven to be tough, strong and resilient to withstand even heavy daily wear and tear.
  7. Solid wood is not as expensive as one would think. Being in the low- to midrange of premier worktops, they ensure great value, functionality, hygiene, natural antibacterial qualities, durability and style. There is a different type of wood with a price tag for even the most modest of budgets, while ensuring quality and adding value to your home.
  8. Absorbs sound and therefore are quieter than materials such as laminates and even top of the range natural stone, solid surface or quartz.
  9. Available in a variety of finishes such as:
    1. polished finish from shiny to very high gloss,
    2. honed finish matte, but flat and smooth to the touch,
    3. Leather finish, satiny and soft to touch,
    4. Heat treated to produce a textured undulating feel and appearance.
  10. Renewable and sustainable. Worktops.net sources only the highest quality timber for our wooden worktops, from accredited forests, which guarantee replanting for future generations.
  11. Available in a large variety of sizes, particularly as solid wood worktops are manufactured from staves that are glued together.
  12. Easy to clean and maintain.
Beech Wood Worktop Surface


Most kinds of damage can be removed by simply sanding back the surface and re-oiling


Built to strand the test of time, wooden worktops mature with age and are resilient to daily wear and tear



All our wooden worktops are ethically sourced from FSC accredited forests, which guarantee replanting for future generations


Top quality timber worktops are strong and very resilient and if cared for properly they can last a lifetime

Easy to Clean

Simple to clean, requiring a small amount of soapy water and should be dried afterwards

Sizes of solid wood worktops: