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Save 10% on Everything at Kitchen Surplus

Here at Kitchen Surplus, we pride ourselves on supplying you with quality kitchen products at affordable prices. Now you can save 10% when you shop with us from Wednesday 7th November just by using the discount code SALE10 at the checkout.

This code can be used on any of our products including our wooden worktops which have been made from a selection of high quality timbers, including; prime oak, walnut, beech and iroko amongst other options. We also supply splashbacks, stainless steel and glass splashbacks, routing jigs and worktop accessories.

This offer is valid until the 4th December at 23:59 – to save 10%, simply use the discount code SALE10 at the checkout today before time runs out.

Please note that this discount only applies to products and cannot be applied to your delivery cost.

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10% Off Everything at Kitchen Surplus

From Monday 1st October to Tuesday 16th October, you can save when you shop at Kitchen Surplus. By using the discount code SALE10 you will save 10% off everything on the site. This makes now the perfect time to buy timber worktops, stainless steel and glass splashbacks, routing jigs and worktop accessories. Our products are already excellent value for money, but now you can save even more when you shop with us.

Whether you are updating an old worktop or want to install a splashback, Kitchen Surplus has something for everyone. Save on premium, prime and rustic oak worktops, but only until Tuesday 16th October, so make sure you do not miss out. We also sell walnut, beech and iroko worktops plus many other stylish work surfaces. Browse our range now, use the code SALE10 at the checkout today to see 10% deducted from the total of the products in your order.

Please note that this code can only be applied to our products, so cannot be used to reduce your delivery cost.

If you would like to stay up to date with all of our latest offers and deals, whether for worktops or splashbacks, why not follow us on Facebook and Twitter. If you have any question about our products or would like some help placing your order, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Worktop Joints Explained – Butt, Mason’s Mitre and Biscuit

If you plan on joining several worktops together, either for extra length, width or to create a corner, it is important to understand which joint to use. There are three types of worktop joints that are commonly used – butt joints, mason’s mitre joints and biscuit joints – and we take a look at how and when to use these below.

Butt Joints

A butt joint can be used if you do not want to interrupt the grain pattern of a worktop.

A butt joint is the recommended method for joining two worktops together at a 90° angle to form a corner. This joint is perfect if you do not want to interrupt the grain pattern of the wood and allows the timber to expand and contract without the risk of splitting or bowing. To achieve this joint, you will need to cut out recesses into the underside of the worktop using a router so that worktop connector bolts can be attached. An advantage of the butt joint is that creating an invisible join is easily achievable.

Mason’s Mitre Joints

A mason’s mitre joint, also known as a ‘hockey stick’ joint due to its shape, is another useful worktop joining technique. It is popular because it neatly connects worktops at a 45° angle, whilst simultaneously minimising waste. Worktop jigs have a stencil for creating a perfect mason’s mitre joint quickly and efficiently.

Biscuit Joints

A biscuit joint is usually used to expand the width of a worktop but can also be used to extend the length, as long as enough support is provided. This joint is known as a biscuit joint because of the small pieces of biscuit shaped timber that are glued into routed slots on the sides or end of a worktop. The result is a seamless join.

If you would like more information on any worktop joints or jigs please take a look through our website.

Beech Worktops – Rustic or Prime?

Beech is a pale timber with a prominent grain pattern. Beech worktops are suitable for pretty much any style of kitchen and have the benefits of durability and reliability. Here at Kitchen Surplus, we offer two types of beech finishes – rustic or prime and each has its own special character that adds a different feel to a kitchen.

Rustic Beech Worktops

Beech is an ideal wood to use in a traditional kitchen and this rustic worktop has plenty of old-world charm that emphasises that classical feel. Compared to the prime beech, rustic beech has a more prominent and varied grain pattern, with a textured finish. Likewise, the colour tends to be richer and warmer and so produces a softer, more welcoming feel to a kitchen.

The richer colour and grain texture of rustic beech worktops

Prime Beech Worktops

Prime beech has a uniform finish resulting in a more delicate colour and grain texture when compared to the rustic beech. Although prime beech can still be used in a traditional style kitchen to great effect, it will work equally as well when used in a contemporary design.

The uniform and delicate colour of prime beech worktops

If you have any questions about our beech worktops please do not hesitate to get in touch and remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for even more updates and information.

Install Your Solid Wood Worktops the Right Way With Our Installation Kit!

A premium oak worktop with a plate of pastries on

If you are buying new worktops to upgrade your kitchen, you will want to make sure they are properly installed to make sure they are long-lasting, safe and usable. Luckily, you can purchase our installation kits to make life a bit easier when you are fitting the worktops.

Our worktop installation kit includes all the items necessary to fit your beautiful timber worktops. It comes with three worktop connector bolts, 10 slotted brackets, a TCT router cutter, wood screws and a tube of clear worktop sealant. We recommend that you are likely to need to buy one of these installation kits per worktop, but a kit only costs £15 and is therefore fantastic value for money.

Prior to installation, it is very important to coat the surface with a few coats of Danish oil. Our 1l tins are enough to fully protect a 3m worktop, and you may need to put as many as six coats of oil on exposed edges and the end grain. You will need to wait between six and eight hours between applying a new coat of oil to allow it to dry. Half an hour after applying a coat of oil, use a lint free cloth to remove any excess liquid.

To keep your worktop in the very best condition for as long as possible, buy one of our affordable worktop aftercare kits.

Beautiful Cherry Worktops for a Tasty Kitchen!

Are you looking for a solid wood worktop that will truly stand out from the crowd? Our cherry worktops are unmistakeable thanks to their beautiful sunset colouration and refined grain pattern.

This is a fantastic surface to opt for if you wish to create a farmhouse appearance in your kitchen, but it is equally wonderful for a variety of other kitchen styles. Once oiled, cherry will help to brighten your cooking area by reflecting light and, with little maintenance, can be enjoyed and used for many years. This hardwood worktop is constructed from sustainably harvested 40mm staves, which are finger-jointed for maximum strength.

The wood for these cherry worktops comes from the fruit-bearing tree of the same name, which shares DNA with apricot and pear trees. Our countertops are created using wood sourced from European suppliers, while other uses for cherry wood include furniture, musical instruments and to smoke food.

Please get in touch if you would like further assistance in ordering these cherry worktops.

Create Your Perfect Breakfast Bar With Our Timber Worktops

A neutral and contemporary kitchen with a breakfast bar built into the worktop

Credit : Ideal Home

Breakfast bars are beautiful, convenient and space-saving, so they’re understandably popular. You can create a breakfast bar with our high-quality solid timber worktops – we stock many different sizes so you can find your perfect one. All our countertops are incredibly easy to cut to your requirements on site.

As well as offering lengths of up to four metres, our worktops are available in three different widths – 620mm, 720mm and 960mm. With all these different combinations, we are confident you will be able to have your ideal breakfast bar using one of our solid wood countertops.

If you’re planning to have a breakfast bar attached to a peninsula or island, our widest 960mm option will be best. Our 620mm wide versions are the right size for universal cabinets, so are good if the breakfast bar will be sitting on top, while 720mm worktops will offer that little bit of extra space.

A 20mm stave walnut worktop with a bowl of apples and pears

We recommend using a worktop support for every metre of overhang. This is to ensure that your breakfast bar will be stable and strong enough to support heavy items.

Each one of our affordable and durable timber worktops is available to order in a number of sizes, so the hardest bit is which to choose!

Three Types of Wood With Curly Grain Patterns

Our low-cost solid wood worktops provide elegant and smart surfaces to suit a variety of kitchen styles. If you’d like your kitchen to stand out, these three worktops feature intricate curly grain patterns – for a completely unique look.

Oak

Oak Worktop

Our standard oak timber worktops offer so much variation that almost every stave will have a different grain structure. Some are straight, but many others are curly or dotted. As oak often has imperfections such as knots, it’s this natural and interesting grain that sets it apart from our other products. It’s easy to see why it is so popular.

Black American Walnut

Black American Walnut

Both our walnut and deluxe walnut also show off a squiggly grain pattern, but black American walnut is often chosen because it will add a luxurious and elegant feel to light kitchens. After installation, it will darken over time to become a very rich, chocolate brown colour. Buy our black American walnut worktops for as little as £244.99.

Sapelli

Sapele Worktop

The grain of sapelli wood is more wavy than curly, giving it a refined look that’s backed up by its chestnut tones. Harvested sustainably from our African suppliers, sapelli will arrive looking slightly lighter and pinker than you may expect, but will quickly darken. It is very durable and strong, making it perfect for family life. Buy our sapelli worktops from just £144.99.

Whether you would like wood with a straight or curly grain, we have plenty of worktops to suit your requirements. Keep up to date with Kitchen Surplus by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

What is a routing jig and which do I need?

For a truly bespoke kitchen, you can use our routing jig sets to help achieve the style you’ve always wanted. A routing jig is a template for grooves, hotrod sets, hinges and sinks, and we sell a number of different options based on your needs.

Our wooden routing jigs are made of MDF and are perfect for DIY enthusiasts as they are suitable for low frequency use, while our hard-wearing solid laminate ones are used by industry professionals across the country. Both options are simple to use and come with easy-to-follow instructions.

To use, you simply place the routing jig over the worktop and follow the guidance on the routing cutter to carve grooves or holes into the surface.

The routing jig sets we supply can save you money by giving you the tools required to install your worktop yourself. They provide guidelines to create cut-outs for mitre joints – where two pieces of wood with 45-degree angles are joined together to make a right-angle – and connector bolts.

As well as a standard installation jig, we also have different versions available to help with fitting hotrod sets, drainage grooves and Belfast sinks. Our routing jigs are clearly labelled with their purpose, so if you were fitting drainage grooves you could use one of our drainer jigs, for example.

If you’re installing the worktop yourself to save money, check out our value options – our 700mm Value Worktop Jig is just £17.50 – while our professional range starts at just £25 for a 650mm Solid Laminate Worktop jig.

We have everything you need to install your own worktops, but if you have any questions about our range of jigs, please contact us via telephone or email, or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.

Choosing Upstands and Splashbacks for your Kitchen

When you know which worktops you will be using and you have chosen the colour of your cabinets and the paint for your walls, choosing tiles, upstands, splashbacks or a combination of the three is an important part of your new kitchen design. Kitchen walls need to be capable of withstanding a number of splashes – and often with difficult-to-remove substances like oils, tomato based sauces and dark berry juices.

Stainless steel spalshback and upstands are a modern option and work well with any number of worktop materials

Splashbacks, upstands and tiles are wipe clean and help prevent walls becoming stained. Splashbacks and upstands are much easier to install and maintain than tiles, as they can adhere straight to the wall whilst tiles require grout and will need to be stuck on individually. Tiles are slightly harder to maintain as the grout between the tiles will eventually become discoloured, regardless of how clean it is kept.

Upstands have the added benefit of being capable of hiding uneven walls which is perfect in older properties. stainless steel upstands and splashbacks can be used to create a professional, contemporary look and pair well with a variety of different worktop colours and materials.

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