So you’re thinking about fitting a solid Oak worktop? Well you’ve come to the right place.
An Oak worktop, if cared for correctly, will serve you for many years. We understand that investing in a solid Oak worktop compared to a plastic coated laminate worktop is an investment, so we’ve put together a few simple rules to help with your installation.
Our Oak Worktop Fitting Tips
- Ensure that the worktop is allowed to acclimatise to the room it is going to be installed in. This important rule also applies to other natural hardwood timber products such as oak flooring or skirting.
- Measure twice, cut once. This age old rule is sometimes over-looked but it can save heartache and disappointment should a cut be made in the wrong place.
- If jointing two oak worktops together then it is recommended to use a router and worktop jig to cut a mitre and then joint it using dog bone jointer fixings.
- When using a router check the direction the bit will be spinning and set the oak worktop the correct way around to avoid the cutter causing tear-out when you get to the edge.
- Finally, before fixing the worktop in place ensure all faces and edges of the Oak worktop are given a generous coating of worktop oil. It is best to give a number of coats until no more oil is taken into the timber.
More Oak Worktop Help
We hope that the above rules will help with your installation, however, should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, should you wish to purchase an Oak worktop you can do so by visiting our online shop.