Wood Countertops offer an inviting and warm look, making an ideal choice for modern kitchens. Their rich, deep, and lustrous appearance adds value to any kitchen design. As many homeowners spend a significant amount of time in the kitchen, it makes sense to create a kitchen environment that marries form, function, and beauty. The use of natural materials creates a more inviting space that can last for decades to come.
The wood countertops structure fully display theirs complex coloration and intricate drawings. At the same time, the longitudinal laminate arrangement provides excellent elasticity and resistance. The edge grain construction demonstrates superior stability and makes an economical alternative to the end grain chopping blocks.
Available in all - full strip (no butt joints), finger jointed and wide planks versions, the wood countertops, butcher blocks, and kitchen island top sum up most of our business. Regardless of the structure type, we take our time to catch the beauty that wood offers to its highest degree. Each strip composing our panels is individually picked and carefully selected so that their alternating pattern will have the best visual effect.
As there are no two strips genuinely identical, so there are no two panels precisely alike. Every wood countertop is, indeed, unique, with its individuality.
End grain wood countertops
Are built from short solid wood elements glued in such a way that only the end grain shows on both the top and bottom sides. As these elements are usually rectangular, the whole board gets a mosaic or chessboard pattern.
The end grain structure confers a remarkable sturdiness to thick enough blocks. We believe that a 4" thickness is the minimum you should settle for when it comes to end-grain blocks so that it will withstand with no problem frequent heavy blows of the meat cleaver or any other similar implement into the butchers' meat shops.
Besides, end grain wood countertops and butcher blocks are much gentler on the knife's edge because, instead of grinding against the wood fibers, the blade will actually "squeeze" between them, thus wearing out much slower. For the same reason, the top itself wears out at a slower rate than a conventional edge-grain cutting board.
We build our end grain tops from hard maple and European beech wood. Both species have a tight enough grain to limit the absorption of fluid, but not so hard that it will affect the stability of the product itself and cause cracks.
Both are safe in contact with foods and do not impart any taste or odor to the foods that they come in contact with. They equally display a beautiful look and a remarkable wear resistance. They are highly recommended for butcher meat shop counters, chopping blocks carts, chef butcher blocks, and why not for a regular kitchen!