Walnut. Yes, really walnut!
Deep and dark - but danish and all FSC*
At Kvik, we do not design worktops from endagered tropical hardwoods. So when we create exotic designs, we often choose Walnut.
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.
Walnut is dark in hue, and as a worktop it is only treated with a neutral oil, giving full display of it's natural beauty og vein and grain.
Because walnut is a massive wood, any visible cut only dispays its qualities and invites for tailor made details from our pro carpenters.
Like all massive wood worktops, wallnut puts a few design limits to what styles you can choose concerning which sink mounting and tap mount is posible in your project. Please talk to your local Kvik consultant
A number of edge profiles can make your walnut worktop really unique.
Walnut comes in a sanded oil finish
Kvik walnut 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, a walnut 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 massive walnut worktop ?
This is a list that include some of our best advice - and some the questions, we most frequently answer on Oak 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. Looking only at the price pr m, the exclusive dark walnut is in the high end of the prices in the massive wood worktops - but by no means the most expensive.
But the price pr. m is not the whole story. The costs related to cutting and fitting the material massive Walnut to your kitchen design, as well as the finish are however in the low end - and essentially the same as regular laminate.
Customers mainly choose walnut to get all the qualities of real massive wood, and favour a styling that otherwise could call for mahogany or another exotic hardwood.
However walnut is not tropical, and it has its own charactersitic and beauty. Our best advice is of course to know how to care properly for such an exquisite worktop - by reading and following the maintenance instructions carefully.
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 a claims case.
Helpful advice may be:
Never ever perform cutting or chopping directly on the worktop. Always use a cutting board.
Never put items too hot hold in the palm of your hand directly on the surface - always use a coaster.
Demanding is a relative term - but hardwoods are the care and maintenance demanding material Kvik offers. Because its porouse nature, hardwood will soak up moisture you put on it. For this reason, Kvik stronlgy recommend the continuous oiling procedure as was applyed from the factory. Otherwise the it will warp due to water and moisture in general, and it will stain due to liquids. Close the surface with worktop oil and schedule it up your calendar