Wooden worktops are available normally in two quality classes, A/B and B/C. This means that in the case of class A/B one side of the worktop is class “A” and the other side is class “B” and similarly for class B/C
- A – sound knots, grown up to 5 mm in diameter; black knots, grown up to 3 mm in diameter; even colouring;
- B – sound knots, grown in up to 15 mm in diameter; black knots, grown in up to 10 mm in diameter; varied colouring and discolouring; touch-ups permitted; sapwood permissible
- C – sound knots, grown, black, rotten; sapwood; discoloration; mending; cracks
Thanks to the current fashion, wooden worktops are the most frequently used material for kitchen worktops. Warsaw and the surrounding area is an area where we also offer measurement and installation. Our offer also includes countertops and laminated countertops, thanks to which we are the best stocked company in countertops Warsaw.
A wooden worktop has different properties compared to stone or laminate worktops. It is more susceptible to scratches, so you need to be careful with sharp objects (knives, pestles, etc.) and rubber pads should be used to protect all the equipment that will be standing on it and will tend to vibrate (coffee machines, mixers, food processors, etc.). It would seem that a wooden worktop is inferior to the others, but this is not true. Wooden worktops, unlike laminate worktops, are much more resistant to water and moisture. In addition, they can be renewed and changed in colour many times. They can also be refurbished if burned, e.g. by a hot pot, which is impossible with laminate worktops and very difficult with stone worktops. In addition, unlike laminate worktops, wood worktops are natural, so each one is unique because no two are identical. Wooden worktops will be a 100% natural product and are the most ecological material, being the only one of the worktop family to have a negative CO2
Each wooden worktop can be finished as a finished product. A price list for waxed worktops is available in the price lists tab, which describes exactly how to calculate the price of worktops of specific sizes.
Steamed Acacia worktop
Thanks to a special treatment process, the steamed Acacia wood worktop is an ideal substitute for the most noble exotic species such as Ebony or Wenge. An additional advantage of the thermal treatment process, i.e. the burning of cellulose tissue, is the improved stability of the wood and increased resistance to fungi and mould. The European Steamed Acacia worktop is the ideal solution for those looking for exclusive and sophisticated solutions.
Asiatic acacia worktop
Due to its interesting appearance and very affordable price, the Asian Acacia worktop is becoming increasingly popular in our market. It is very often used as a substitute for much more expensive species such as Iroko or Teak. Due to its hardness and stability, however, the Asian Acacia worktop is not a good solution for bathrooms and areas particularly prone to damage.
Bamboo top light
Anyone looking for finishing materials with a touch of the orient in their look? The Bamboo light wood worktop will be the ideal solution. Due to its layered structure, the Bamboo worktop is a very stable material. However, it requires additional anti-fungal impregnation. At 12% moisture content, the Bamboo worktop has a hardness of approx. 650 kg/m3 and its stability on a four-stage scale is 3.
Bamboo caramel worktop
For lovers of caramel colours in the living room or kitchen, the ideal finishing material is the Bamboo caramel wood worktop. The very interesting cross-layer structure and colouring contribute to the increasing popularity of this material. Bamboo caramel worktop is an interesting alternative for those looking for a subdued but distinctive finish.
Are you looking for a wooden worktop but on a tight budget? The Birch wood worktop is just the thing for you. It may not be the hardest or most stable material, but it is made of real wood and at a very attractive price. In addition, because of its light colour, it can be dyed in many colours. A Birchwood worktop is nature at a very attractive price!
We often receive enquiries about a hardwood worktop but cheaper than oak. There is only one solution! It is the beech wood worktop. Beech wood worktop is harder than oak, less stable but approx. 40% cheaper, which makes it one of the most popular choices for our customers. It is not without reason that cutting boards are made from this species. In addition, beech worktop has a very interesting colouring, as in A/B grade it is very uniform and subdued, while in B/C grade it will certainly be the dominant material in the entire décor. There is a reason why beech worktop is most often chosen for Scandinavian-style rooms. Beech worktop at 12% moisture content weighs approximately 730 kg/m3 and its stability on a four-stage scale is 1/4.
What is interesting to say about the cherry wood worktop? Certainly the fact that it is a stable material. In addition, it is distinguished by its very interesting colours and wood grain. Due to the difficult process of obtaining and processing it is a material from the upper price range, therefore it is an ideal proposal for people who want to stand out. A cherry worktop will attract attention and inspire envy in everyone who sees it. At 12% moisture content, a cherry worktop weighs approx. 560 kg/m3 and its stability is 4/4!
The royal wood Oak is regarded as Europe’s noblest species. Why? Perhaps because it is a material that is stable, hard, pretty, interesting, accessible, reasonably priced, etc. Who are oak worktops made for? For everyone, because oak worktops are additionally easy to colour in all kinds of ways. The oak worktop is also often used in bathrooms, although proper impregnation and use must be remembered. Oak worktops are available in two quality grades, making grade B/C an excellent alternative for those looking to save money. Oak worktops are also very often found in solid plywood on which there is one lamella along the length and wider lamellas than in finger-jointed plywood (so-called AVangard). With all these advantages, oak worktops are the most popular choice of all. At 12% moisture content, an oak worktop weighs approximately 650 kg/m3 and its stability on a four-stage scale is 3/4!
How do you create a Moroccan sand or Egyptian sunset effect in your interior design? There is no perfect solution, but a Doussie worktop is a substitute for African atmospheres. This species is the most stable and one of the hardest in the world. It is not without reason that it was very often used to finish the interiors of royal chambers. Thanks to its original design, it is ideal for both very elegant and modern interiors. A Doussie worktop is the best of the best! A Doussie worktop with 12% moisture content weighs approx. 750 kg/m3 and has a stability level of 4/4!
Due to environmental policy, the felling of Ebony is forbidden these days. For this reason, original Ebony can practically only be seen from behind the glass showcases of museums and galleries. Occasionally, there are boatbuilding parts for pianos, arrowheads or bows. Anyone who has seen this species once will dream of it always. A substitute for the Ebony worktop is the Steamed Acacia worktop.
Hevea is a very popular species all over the world. Few people know that it is the Rubberwood from which bowls, plates, paper holders, cutting boards and, more recently, Hevea wood worktops can be found in many homes. The Hevea worktop is originally milky white and looks very cool in English-style kitchens. Hevea worktop is a stable and hard material and one of the cheapest of the exotic worktop family, so many people boast one in their kitchen. The Hevea worktop weighs approximately 640 kg/m3 at 12% moisture content and its stability on a four-stage scale is 4/4!
Ipe / Lapacho worktop
Is there an ironwood? That is what Ipe / Lapacho is called! Why? Because it is about 40% harder than oak and has a density at 12% moisture content of approx. 1050kg/m3, making it an inflatable species. Is an Ipe / Lapacho worktop a good option? In terms of hardness and strength, it is the best solution! Flooring made from this species is the only material on which I have not seen women’s pins bounce and that is the best possible advertisement! The Ipe top, as I mentioned, is very hard and its stability on a four-point scale is rated as 3/4!
Iroko, like Doussie, Merbau and Teak, is one of the most stable species found anywhere in the world. For this reason, it is used as a finishing material on yachts, in bathrooms or in areas exposed to the weather. In addition, its colour is similar to Teak and its price is several times lower, which is why it is often used as a substitute. Its hardness is similar to that of oak (at 12% moisture content of approx. 650 kg/m3), so an Iroko worktop will perform well in all conditions. Of course, we advise against direct contact with a meat mallet. The Iroko worktop boasts a stability rating of 4/4 on a four-stage scale!
Jatoba, known as the South American cherry, is one of the hardest and most popular exotic species. As a scattering species, it is ideal for fine boatbuilding. It is also widely used as a finishing material as flooring or Jatoba top. At 12% moisture content, a Jatoba worktop weighs approximately 955 kg/m3 and its stability on a four-stage scale is a high 3.
Personally, I consider the Ash worktop to be one of the most beautiful and least appreciated European species. It is harder than oak (at 12% moisture content approx. 720 kg/m3) and similar in terms of stability (on a four-stage scale of 3/4). The Ash worktop is ideal for practically all rooms and its light colouring is ideal for all staining. An additional advantage is the more attractive price compared to oak, which is why I encourage everyone to choose the Ash countertop product.
Maple / Sycamore worktop
It had its heyday in previous centuries, where, in the form of a veneer, it was mainly used to make furniture. Its exclusive bird’s-eye / peacock’s-eye variety caught the eye of many buyers. Today it is very rare, which makes it an exclusive material. Will a maple worktop work in the kitchen? Absolutely, as it is a hard and stable species.
Merbau is known as a wood encrusted with gold, why? Because it has mineral inlays with a golden yellowish colour. The Merbau worktop is one of the best materials available on the market. The Merbau worktop is very hard (at 12% moisture content about 830 kg/m3) and is one of the most stable species in the world (on a four-point scale of 4/4!). In addition, Merbau wood worktop is very attractively priced (similar to Oak). Would I choose a Merbau worktop for my kitchen? I have a Merbau wood worktop!
Another in the group of exclusive wooden worktops. Like other wooden worktops from this price group, it is distinguished by very interesting features and colours. The hardness of the Walnut worktop is similar to that of oak (at 12% moisture content approx. 680 kg/m3) and similar in terms of stability (on a four-stage scale of 3/4). Would I install a Walnut worktop in my kitchen? If I could afford it, I certainly would!
Palisander is a species that comes in many varieties. The most common are Brazilian Rio, Madagascar or Santos. Due to their cosmic price, they are most often found as veneer, less often as lumber. A little less ornate, but still very interesting, is the Sonokelling rosewood from Indonesia. It is aesthetically and financially interesting (admittedly, it is about twice as expensive as oak, but compared to other rosewoods it is only a fraction of their price). In terms of parameters, the Palisander worktop is a very hard material (at 12% moisture content, the density is approximately 900 kg/m3) and a very stable 4/4 on a four-grade scale. The highly patterned Palisander worktop will attract and focus the attention and envy of every person. In addition, due to its high performance, the Palisander worktop is also ideal from a utilitarian point of view.
Sapeli is the most popular species of the Mahogany family. Most mahogany furniture was just produced with Sapeli veneer or lumber (sometimes with the lighter Acajou or twin Tiama). Despite its low stability (on a four-foot scale of 2/4), it was also very widely used as decking or trim on yachts and ships. Arguably, its price made up for the disadvantages in stability. A Sapeli worktop would certainly be a very striking option, as this species, like most of the Mahogany family, has a typical fibre weave, so that when viewed from different angles the wood starts to shimmer. As I mentioned, a Mahogany worktop often means just a Sapeli worktop.
What is the most commonly used countertop for the bathroom? A Teak worktop, of course! This species is characterised by its high stability (4/4 on a four-step scale) and hardness similar to oak (at 12% moisture content approximately 690 kg/m3). In addition, it is naturally infused with oils and biocides, making it resistant to fungi and mould. I know of places where the Teak worktop is installed directly in the shower and absolutely nothing happens to it. Is it worth paying more for it than most other species? The Teak worktop is a perfect example of price/quality correlation! In addition, its aesthetic qualities attract very positive comments, which is why Teak worktops are very popular despite the high price.
Wenge is a material as black as Africa. The species encapsulates all the richness of its appearance, mysteriousness and romance with which it is filled to the core. Despite the fact that it is the least stable of all the species, the very name wenge worktop makes the heart beat faster and the pupils dilate. The Wenge worktop is a manifestation of the world of luxury and dreams. To be honest, I don’t know anyone who has a Wenge worktop, will you be the first?
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