It is possible to buy engineered wood flooring with a hardwood layer of
up to 6 mm, and it is also possible to buy engineered stone worktops
with a similar thickness layer of reconsituted stone, resin or granite
bonded to a chipboard core. However, I can't find any trace of an
engineered wood worktop. Wooden worktops all seem to be solid, ranging
from moderately expensive models using thin, poor quality beech staves
to outrageously expensive types with thick, wide, exotic hardwood staves.
I'm thinking of creating my own engineered wood worktop by cladding a
cheap Ikea Pragel laminate worktop with top quality unfinished
engineered wood flooring, using a router to rebate in the front edge to
make it look solid, and herring boning the corners (all internal) to
make the entire worktop look like a single piece. The whole lot would
then be sanded and oiled.
Can anyone foresee any problems with this approach - or know why
engineered wood worktops don't seem to be commercially available?