Ash - a modern northern hardwood
A natural blonde worktop
Ash is a nordic hardwood that has been used for furniture for hundreds of years, and cherishe for its blond veins in danish design since the beginning
If you have you heart set on a genuine wooden worktop you belong to almost a club of people who treasures a long list the veins, or the glow, or the eventual patina or the feel and the lineage of that piece of the forrest that now forms your kitchen worktop. Or all of the above. And to most of that group of our customers, the extra care that genuine wood demands is not a minus - it is way to groom for the fact that the work still is full of life and character, that grows when groomed and buffed.
Ash is naturally very light in hue, but the veins are beautiful even when treated with a dark pigmented protective oil.
Because ash is a massive wood work any cut displays more of its beauty - and the material it self invites for tailor making details by our pro carpenters.
Like all massive wood worktops, ash puts a few design limits to what styles you can choose concerning which sink mounting and tap mount is posible in you project. Please talk to your local Kvik consultant
Ash is strong and robust, and it shows its robustness in its apppearance. At Kvik we use carefully selected cuts and sections of ash timber to form glulam that gives all the reliabilyty strength and consistent straightness in its lifespan.
Like all massive hardwood worktops, ash can be resanded, in case of surface damage.
Kvik Ash and the massive wood work tops are all FSC-certified wood and have the second lowest CO2 footprint* of all our worktops, mainly because it is highly recyclable, and because process transportation is limitied.
* = read more about worktop co2 footprint
Like all massive wood worktops, an Ash worktop is warm and easy to be around for everyone in the family. Daily cleaning is easy, but we suggest regular care is left in the hands of grown ups.
What shoul I know before I decide on a worktop of massive ash?
This is a list that include some of our best advice - and some the questions, we most frequently answer on ash worktops
Genuine and natural materials are not cheap, and all our massive wood worktops are in the mid to high range concerning the unit costs. The ash worktops are in the middle of the massive wood worktops
The costs related to cutting and fitting the material to your kitchen design, as well as the finish are in low end - and essentially the same as regular laminate.
The most important feature is the feeling of touching and working on real wood. It is it will fill you view and your attitude around it - and since ash is almost white, the unpigmented version is very strong statent in the room.
The warranty is the same as all Kvik - worktops: a 5 year warranty. The terms of that warranty is of course clearly explained the warranty documents of your purchase.
A general piece of advice is to never exceed what is normal use in a private kitchen. If you do, you may forfeit you warranty in case of claims case.
Helpful advice may be:
Never ever perform cutting or chopping directly on the worktop. Always use a cutting board. Keep nice ones like this at hand while working
Never put items too hot hold in the palm of your hand directly on the surface - always keep a nice potrack or a coaster like this close when working
Demanding is a relative term - but hardwoods do need care and maintenance, and that should not be overlooked. Because of its porouse nature, hardwood will naturally soak up any moisture you put on it, if it is not saturated with the right oil. For this reason, Kvik stronlgy recommends the regular oiling procedure, that was applyed from the factory. Otherwise the worktop will warp due to water and moisture in general, and it will stain due to liquids. We suggest you schedule it up your calendar