The beauty of choosing real wood for your bathroom furniture lies in its individual appearance. It is sure to bring a feeling of warmth into any home but because it is a natural product, no two pieces will be identical, ensuring your bathroom is unique! The number of different woods used in the making of bathroom furniture varies depending on the manufacturer (as does the amount of wood used for each piece) but there are certainly some species such as oak or pine that lend themselves particularly well to its production. It is important to take note of whether the timber has come from a sustainable source however.
Although real wood is often associated with traditional-style, heavy bathroom furniture, it is also successfully used for more refined modern pieces such as the Fourre 800 Vessel washstand from Heritage Bathrooms.
From a price point of view, you can expect to pay more for your solid wood pieces than for the manmade equivalent, generally because of the level of workmanship involved to create it, the raw materials used and the environmental responsibility to prevent deforestation. However, you may find that the core of the bathroom cabinet is made from a composite material that is covered in a real wood veneer, which can help to keep the cost down without compromising the look and desirability of the bathroom furniture.
Real wood has certain characteristics you should be aware of; all timber matures with age and as a result you may notice a change in the colour saturation and the strength of the grain over time. Strong sunlight could fade lighter woods and excessive water spillages may adversely affect any furniture if left unchecked.
Unless you are spending a lot of money on a bespoke range of furniture for your bathroom, you should be prepared for some subtle shade differences or variation in the depth of grain, but this should not detract from its beauty.
Below are some examples of the real wood finishes available from Heritage:
For more details regarding the real wood finished available contact us, or your local bathroom supplier.
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