Wood Countertops & Butcher Block Countertops
Consider Wood Countertops For Your Kitchen Upgrade
Butcher block countertops are a perfect melding
of beauty and function. Made from hard rock maple or Appalachian red oak, these natural solid-surface tops impart a warm friendly glow to any kitchen. Gourmet cooks and chefs prefer
butcher block maple for all slicing, dicing, and chopping duties. Bakers choose it for preparation and rolling dough. No other countertop surface offers the functional
advantages of butcher block, and they are priced far below many other countertops.
The beauty of wood countertops is like no other countertop material. It is warm and inviting,
not cold like granite countertops or quartz countertops. These countertops are manufactured
from the finest hard rock maple. Rails are cut, selected, and matched for appearance, thus assuring the uniformly rich and clean appearance that is desired by many discriminating
customers. These rails are bonded edge to edge with FDA approved adhesives and then subjected to applied heat under enormous pressure to build the counter top. The full length
rails that comprise the top provide an unbroken appearance over the length of the product.
Hard Sugar Maple Countertops & Lyptus Countertops
Most wood countertops or butcher block countertops are made from Hard Sugar Maple.
Northern sugar maple is one of the hardest and most durable woods known to man. This wood has been the mainstay for wood countertops for over 100 years assures you of a
kitchen countertop that will last a lifetime. Another wood used for kitchen countertops is Lyptus
wood. The rich warmth of Lyptus appeals to the many who desire the color red in their wood countertops. Supplied from sustainable forests, developed in South America by the
Weyerhaeuser Company over the last 3 decades, it is an alternative wood countertop material that will set your kitchen apart from all others. Another wood that can be used for
countertops is Appalachian red oak.
Wood Countertop And Butcher Block Care
The penetrating oil finish of butcher block countertops can be quickly wiped clean with a
damp cloth. If scars or stains do appear, they can be easily removed by sanding the area. An application of mineral oil brings the area back to like-new condition. Your solid wood
countertop is the only area in the kitchen with a renewable surface. As one can readily imagine, it is extremely difficult to process the natural wood into a product that provides the
desired uniformity and appearance that customers prefer, and one company sets the standard for wood countertops and that is John Boos & Co. They have been doing an
excellent job of it for more than 100 years.
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