Oak surrounds are produced using first quality kiln-dried American Oak and can be finished in Light, Light/Medium, Medium, Antiqued Medium, Medium/Dark, Dark, Black Ash, Limed or Waxed.
Tulipwood from North America is chosen for its clear grain and stability to recreate the appearance of Victorian Pine and can be finished in Standard or Antique Waxed ‘Pine’ finish.
Pine surrounds can be finished in Standard or Antique Waxed Pine. Pine, although beautiful has inconsistent qualities and we can offer no guarantee on its future performance.
Solid Timber Mahogany or Teak finish refers to surrounds made from timbers similar in appearance to Mahogany.
The Solid Beech surrounds are constructed from high quality German ‘lightly steamed’ Beech.
High quality veneers such as Oak, Beech, American Black Walnut and Khaya based on premium quality medium density fibreboard are used in the Veneered Collections.
White, Magnolia, Stone, Granite and Designer finishes are painted finishes applied onto surrounds made from high quality medium density fibreboard.
Light oak or waxed oak? What’s the difference?
Light Oak finish is the natural colour of the oak board enhanced by the application of three coats of lacquer. This makes the timber appear slightly warmer and richer.
Waxed oak is very similar but for the final coat we apply a light coloured wax which is buffed to a sheen. A small amount of the wax stays visible within the grain of the wood making it look a shade lighter and fully revealing the beauty of the oak.