the original solid surface countertop, is the way to show charm and
unmatched character. For centuries wood has been used for furniture
and we didnít think twice about it. Why not have solid wood as a
countertop? Our tried and true manufacturing process insures
that only the best materials are used to provide our customers with
durable hardworking countertops.
Q. Is it going to
A. With the finishes we put on our butcher block countertops, makes
them scratch resistant. Sure if somebody gets hold of a knife and
slices into the counter the same thing is going to happen with wood
as all other counters itís going to show a knife mark. Nice thing
about wood is it is a repairable and renewable surface.
Q. Is it waterproof?
A. With either of our finishes they are both waterproof.
Q. How about
A. Our varnish finish is maintenance free. While our natural
penetrating oil needs a bit of easy maintenance, depending on the use
about once every 2 months for the first year and then annually for
life. Application is as easy as 123, its wipe on wipe off with our
Q. What type of oil
should I use? We use pure tung oil.
A. Over the years of developing our company we have found that tung
oil gives the best waterproofing properties and is also as natural.
Other oils work too such as: mineral oil, linseed oil, bees wax,
Vegetable oils and olive oil are strongly discouraged they will go
rancid and foul your beautiful butcher block.
Q. Will they stain?
A. No not ours. Itís whatís put on the wood that protects it. We have
done lots of testing from red wine to curry paste. Our finishes
penetrate deep into the wood sealing the pores of the wood giving a
highly stain resistant surface. Strong chemicals like ammonia over
time will weaken the coating.
Q. How do I clean them?
A. Just the olí wipe down with the dish rag in soap and water is
Q. Will they warp?
A. Weíve thought about this one and have developed a way to
manufacture butcher block with the proper grain orientation so the
product holds itself stable. We also seal our tops to insure a warp
Q. How strong is the
A. Our glue we use is designed specifically for butcher block and
cutting board applications. With 4000 pounds per square inch of
holding power and 90% wood failure over glue failure our laminating
line is up to the task.
Q. Why are wood
countertops so hard to find?
A. Butcher Block is very difficult to manufacture and requires a high
level of skill and knowledge to produce the right top.
Q. Will my neighbor
A. Probably not.
Q. Will I like my new
solid wood countertop
A. You sure will.
Q. Will heat affect a wood
A. Our wood countertops are very heat resistant and have been
routinely tested with hot pots and pans directly off the stove with
no adverse affects.
Q. Are wood countertops food
A. Yes the finishes we put on Culinary Hardwoods butcher block
countertops is food safe.
More questions please
contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
or call 1-604-703-3434
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