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Timber design laminate worksurfaces: then and now

Widespread misconceptions about timber design laminate persist; even though kitchen worksurface technology has evolved dramatically since the cheap and cheerful laminates of the early 2000’s. At Bushboard, we’re leading the innovation in laminate, creating intelligent worksurfaces that truly echo nature. Today we’re taking on the myths; helping you to discover why laminate is a great choice for your kitchen and showcasing how our worksurfaces complement some key trends in kitchen design.

Widespread misconceptions about timber design laminate persist; even though kitchen worksurface technology has evolved dramatically since the cheap and cheerful laminates of the early 2000’s. At Bushboard, we’re leading the innovation in laminate, creating intelligent worksurfaces that truly echo nature. Today we’re taking on the myths; helping you to discover why laminate is a great choice for your kitchen and showcasing how our worksurfaces complement some key trends in kitchen design.


It’s time for some history…
Misconceptions about laminate worksurfaces are largely rooted in the kitchens of the early 2000’s. Back then, timber design laminates were available in a limited range. Blocked timber dominated the market and laminate worksurfaces lacked realism; with plastic-looking, discoloured finishes being the norm. As a result, many homeowners abandoned laminate and began choosing solid worksurfaces instead, opting for materials such as oak and beech.

However, these households soon found that solid timber surfaces can prove time-consuming to maintain. To keep your solid wood worksurface looking great, it’s necessary to oil and sand it regularly, whilst taking care to prevent any scratches, water stains, or other marks. Although solid wood worksurfaces remain popular; many homeowners are dissuaded by the heavy maintenance they entail.

At Bushboard we created a better solution; combining the indulgent look of solid wood with the convenience and durability of laminate.


Options: A world of innovation
Think you know laminate? Think again. Our Options range is full of clever innovation and trend-focused design. We’ve worked hard to create 50 stunning designs, including rich oaks, pines and walnuts. Paying exquisite attention to detail, all our Options timber worksurfaces feature an ultramatt finish, expertly replicating the look and feel of freshly sanded and oiled solid timber.

With incredible print definition andcrisp post-formed or square-edged profiles, our luxurious woodgrains are true to nature, creating luxurious kitchen spaces.

At Bushboard, our innovation goes far beyond pure aesthetics. Options is a range of technically-advanced surfaces; expertly designed to stand the test of time. With wide drip seals, our worksurfaces offer enhanced protection against water damage. We’re also proud to use the highest quality chipboard and laminate in our worksurfaces, ensuring that your kitchen looks great for years to come.


Planked timbers and kitchen design
Our Options range is inspired by contemporary kitchen trends, creating luxurious and well-designed spaces. To achieve a Scandinavian aesthetic, inspired by the minimalism and warmth of Nordic design, opt for an Options worksurface in Meymac Oak or Mondego Oak. The rich woodgrains lift simplistic designs, tying together sleek surfaces and muted colours.

Our planked timber designs also enhance industrial-inspired kitchens, where indulgent woods bring warmth, adding weight to barely-there cabinets and textured stones and metals. To get the look, pair a rustic Options Pitch Pine worksurface with our Vista London Brick splashback, creating an edgy design inspired by urban aesthetics.

If your kitchen design is rooted in the forest luxe trend, complement green shades with a dark planked timber, such as Options Brocante Oak or Options Black Oak. The depth of the woodgrain design elevates and enhances natural hues; creating a truly cohesive space.

Whatever your design preferences; we’ve worked hard to create a range of timber designs that offer enhanced durability, whilst reflecting the opulent look and feel of solid wood.

Want to find out more? Discover the Options range for yourself and visit a retailer today.

 
 

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