Would you ever have too much timber in a kitchen? This is a question we frequently get asked by people that have a wood floor and are considering a wooden worktop. What should they do? In our view (and of course we are a bit biased), you can not have too much wood in kitchen. If you think about it, a wood floor can be flawlessly off set by some contrasting cabinet doors which are then topped off with a timber worktop. Where’s the problem? In all honesty, the problems come when you don’t plan your wood mixtures. Here are a few scenarios that we think could do the job really well. If you are working around a floor that you don’t want to change, then here are some helpful hints:
If you have got a light colored oak floor
If you have obtained a light coloured oak floor, the chances are you will have an interesting collection of markings in your floor, which make interest and activity at floor level. If that is the case, then it’s ideal to opt for a worktop that pretty much fits your floor or is almost without markings. When it comes to color, fitting light with light is really effective and can work well with light or dark coloured cabinet doors.
In case you have loads of lighting in your room, you can decide on a complete contrast and team a really dark worktop with your light floor. That said, again if your floor has lots of interest, try to go for a worktop with discreet markings. As a last option, based on the age and condition of your floor, you could look at staining it to match the worktop appearance that you would like.
If you’ve got a Moderate coloured oak floor
If you have obtained a medium colored floor, then the chances are you’re very likely to need stick together with the warm tones of your area and compliment this with a hot toned worktop. In reality exactly the identical message goes as with the light coloured floor. If your floor has plenty of attention, either attempt to mimic the look of your floor in the worktop or go for a worktop which has very little markers. Attempting to put two woods collectively that have lots of knots and patterns, but that are different is similar to putting floral jeans using a checked top. Even though it can function, it takes a brave person to give it a go.
If you Have got an almost black Walnut floor
For anybody with an nearly black floor, unless they’ve a great deal of light in their kitchen, the best advice is probably to opt for a nice, brightly colored wood worktop, unless you’re planning extremely light coloured cabinet doors. With a dim floor, a dim worktop and dim cabinet doors, you’ll have a real challenge to disperse light in your room, either naturally or artificially, so having one mild element in the equation is vital.
It can be that you decide on a dark worktop to tone with your dark flooring and then blend the two using high gloss white or stainless steel cabinet doors. This would add comparison and fashion, while providing you the sought-after monochrome, contemporary appearance. Nevertheless, if you would like to plump for a light colored worktop, then the likes of a full stave, premium bamboo option will top the entire look off with class.
If it’s a Brand New floor you Are planning, Instead of your worktop, then here are our top tips:
If you Have got a light Colored iroko worktop
If you happen to have a premium, complete staves iroko worktop, then you can really pick any flooring option that takes your fancy. A genuine blank canvas, the most premium grade iroko timber is virtually knot free and has a long and interesting grain. If your budget is tight, then you could very happily team this using a rustic tier floor that has plenty of attention and in regards to color, you may simply choose whatever takes your fancy. Our personal preference is to team this option off with a nice dark floor, but if you enjoy a light and airy area, who are we to criticize?
If you Have got a Moderate Colored Walnut worktop
If you have opted for a moderate coloured walnut worktop or have inherited one from a prior owner, then the odds are you would be best to stay with a natural, neutral palette to the flooring. Adhering to warm wood tones provides a cozy and homely feel for the area. The only issue to keep an eye out for this is that you don’t mix two forests which have a great deal of distinct markings. In case your worktop has plenty of markings, then it is important to select out a flooring option that’s fewer markings or is possibly aged or desperate to seem as though it’s been retrieved in an old construction.
If You’ve Got a Moderate Colored oak worktop
When you’ve opted for a moderate colored oak worktop or have inherited one by a prior owner, then the odds are you’d be best to stick with a natural, neutral palette for the floor. Adhering to warm wood tones provides a cozy and comfy feel to your region. The sole issue to keep an eye out for this is that you don’t combine two forests that have a lot of distinct markings. In case your worktop has plenty of markings, then it is important to select out a flooring option that contains fewer markings or is perhaps aged or desperate to seem as if it’s been retrieved from an old structure.
Think outside the box
If you’re worried about swamping your room with too much timber, think creatively about having some of your worktop in timber and some in stainless steel or granite for example. When you have a look in interiors magazines you’ll get plenty of inspiration to help you have the confidence to become brave. Even things like including hot rods, curved trimming or drainage grooves will add interest and produce your project really original.