40 mm Premium Oak Worktops
About Our Oak
American White Oak is the most desirable of all the Oaks, even English Oak. Delicate grain patterns, lighter, consistent colours and incredible strength are the hallmarks of American White Oak, the finest examples of which come from the Northern Appalachian Mountain region of New England, particularly Vermont and New Hampshire.
An Oak worktop is brilliant where you need some light reflecting back from the surface, or just prefer a lighter colour to say Walnut. Around 60 percent of the wooden worktops we supply for clients are Oak worktops, and when you look closely at an oiled sample it’s easy to see why. Sunlight almost brings American White Oak to life, making it almost magnetic to human hands. This beauty is apparent in all our Oak worktops, but in none more so than our Wide Block Oak worktops. With staves averaging 70 mm wide and varying in length from 120 mm to over 1200 mm, the quality of the timber is immediately obvious.
Oak worktops go extremely well with a whole variety of kitchen units, contemporary and classic, making it one of the most versatile worktops of all. Our Oak wooden worktops mellow gently over time – after initial oiling the colour and shade will not really change much, other than taking a slightly softer patina, a characteristic of most natural materials. Thanks to its extremely dense grain, an American White Oak worktop will last for centuries if properly maintained.