If you are considering timber finishes for your kitchen, look no further than the highly versatile Woodmatt laminates from Polytec. A cost-effective way of introducing natural, warm tones to your kitchen, the Woodmatt range features a subtle woodgrain embossed matt surface and the realism of veneer; rest assured, you will find a timber look to suit your needs while also adding a designer element to your space.

Mixing timber finishes and solid colours in kitchen design is an increasingly popular trend. The combination of different finishes creates visual drama and complements styles from classic coastal to mid-century modern.

Commonly used on overhead cupboards or in pantries, timber finishes can be applied to create a statement on your island bench – using timber cabinetry mixed with solid colours for the remaining cabinetry will create an interesting visual feature. If you want to go more subtle on the timber element, consider adding open shelving to your kitchen design. Polytec's Melamine worktops and shelving in 25mm or 32mm offer the perfect thickness for this application and come in various colours and finishes. 

Timber benchtops bring warmth and soul to a kitchen. Timber benchtops paired with solid coloured cabinetry create contrast and also complement each other well. Unlike real timber that requires regular coating and maintenance to avoid water damage and wear, Polytec's Woodmatt laminate benchtop range is hardwearing and made from moisture-resistant E0 LDF substrate. Featuring a realistic timber look and feel, Woodmatt laminates also offer a cost-effective alternative to real timber. 

Your timber look kitchen won’t be complete without timber flooring. Keep the flooring in mind when you are choosing your cabinetry colours. While the timber finishes don't need to match perfectly, they should complement each other. Look at the undertone of the timber to see if it is warm or cool. If you have opted for dark, ashy-brown flooring then consider a lighter colour in a warm tone such as Prime Oak Woodmatt for your cabinets – this will create a beautiful contrast between flooring and cabinetry.

Woodmatt timber finish laminates

A highly popular choice for a timber finish, Polytec's Woodmatt range is available in 15 colours to meet your kitchen design palette.

Favourite combinations of solid colours and timber finishes include: Blossom White Matt and Coastal Oak Woodmatt; Strata Grey Matt and Notaio Walnut Woodmatt; and Cinder Matt and Natural Oak Ravine.

Polytec's Ravine range features a deeper, wider linear embossing and imparts the realism, warmth and character of solid timber in appearance and touch. Ravine woodgrain finishes come in 16 different timber tones from lightly bleached through to black.

Polytec offers a huge range of timber and solid colours in innovative finishes for endless design possibilities.