Firstly, congratulations! You’ve finally made the decision that you will treat yourself to the kitchen that you have desired for what feels like an eternity. It was an arduous conclusion to come to but now, at last, you are able to indulge feelings of excitement and creativity; well, until that moment when you realise that you are now faced with the daunting prospect of more, apparently, difficult decisions. Well, worry not, I am here to help.
Your first hurdle will inevitably be selecting your timber. Already I can hear you questioning which timber will suit your kitchen the most, how will you know whether it will look right and what are the differentiations in Stave style? The good news is that you cannot go wrong. Our homes allow us to express our own personality and style and your kitchen is no different from this; so take a look over our gallery and see which timber and stave design you prefer. Come to a decision?, then why not order a sample from ourselves. This is an excellent way to know what to expect when your worktop arrives and will make you feel much more comfortable when placing your order.
First hurdle completed and on to the next; should you purchase your board pre-oiled? We advise that this is best, not only because it saves you time and that your worktop will come ready for installation but because we use our own hot oil dip tank to apply an ultra pure food grade linseed oil.
This is absorbed throughout the entire worktop and guarantees protection of your beautiful timber. Don’t worry though, if you don’t opt for this we will guide you through how to do your own pre-installation oiling.
We’ve made an excellent start so let’s move on to the size of your worktops. Most kitchen designers should be able to advise on the dimensions that you require or provide a worktop plan if you are unsure of what you need. Going it alone? Why not try using electrical tape to map out the dimensions you think you need and see if the sizes work for you? As we manufacture everything to order we have the ability to meet all your needs; cut-outs, up-stands, radius corners, end caps, butt joins, drop down mitred end panels and drainage grooves are just a few of the services that we can offer you.
You have now collected the information needed to place the order so when you’re ready give us a call and we can begin to process your purchase. Once everything’s ordered you’ll probably find that you’re still feeling a little unsettled, worried that something could go wrong. To ensure that this doesn’t happen we send an order confirmation with a Cad diagram to yourself so that we can be absolutely certain that your order is to your requirements.
So breathe, you’ve done it and are now the proud owner of a new kitchen worktop!