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Choosing Your Countertop: Designing your kitchen can be both complex and extremely rewarding at the same time. Since the kitchen is the heart of your home, you want to create a space that is functional, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Choosing the right countertop can make all the difference to your kitchen.

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Butcher Block Countertops:
Originally used in butcher shops for cutting and chopping meats, the butcher block has evolved into a beautiful focal point in today's modern kitchen. Butcher block has many benefits over traditional counter top materials, such as, granite, corian, or laminate, and is available in different finishes and wood grains. A butcher block countertop is warm and naturally beautiful, relatively easy to maintain, and due to its resistance to bacteria, is an ideal work surface for food preparation. Alternatively, the butcher block surface may be coated with a durable varnique finish for everlasting satisfaction.   Shop Now

Types of Butcher Block
End grain
End Grain butcher blockEnd grain butcher block is "true" butcher block made in the old-fashioned way to withstand chopping, dicing, and cutting. It is the most versatile of any type of cutting or chopping board. End grain blocks are made by usig glue and spaples to combine many pieces of wood with the grain of the wood facing up. They require more work to produce, are more durable and are often used in professional & commercial kitchens, cutting boards, chopping blocks and residential kitchen islands. This type of butcher block has a checker board appearance. If you have only one board in your kitchen, this is the best choice all around.

Wood Species - End Grain

Edge grain (long grain)
Edge Grain butcher block Edge grain, or long grain butcher block, is used to make the majority of cutting boards sold throughout North America today. Edge grain butcher block is constructed by gluing many pieces of wood together. The grain of the wood in long-grain or egde grain blocks runs long ways, or horizontal with the work surface. The edge grain is turned up, and this is the hardest portion of a hard maple log or board, making it ideal for light dicing and cutting. This type of butcher block is easier to produce, is more affordable, and is used in countertops, table tops, work benches and 95% of the products referred to as butcher block.
Wood Species - Edge Grain

Blended- Grain
Blended- Grain butcher blockEdge grain, or long grain butcher block, is used to make the majority of cutting boards sold throughout North America today. Edge grain butcher block is constructed by gluing many pieces of wood together. The grain of the wood in long-grain or egde grain blocks runs long ways, or horizontal with the work surface. The edge grain is turned up, and this is the hardest portion of a hard maple log or board, making it ideal for light dicing and cutting. This type of butcher block is easier to produce, is more affordable, and is used in countertops, table tops, work benches and 95% of the products referred to as butcher block.
Wood Species - Blended Grain

Stainless Steel Countertops:
Stainless steel adds a contemporary and modern look to the kitchen. Due to its ease of maintenance and clean, sleek look, it is an obvious frontrunner in today's kitchen. Stainless steel countertops add clean lines and a sleek elegance to the kitchen, while providing a superior workspace for the serious cook. Stainless steel is non-porous and therefore does not absorb odors, stains or germs. It is also heat resistant, making it an ideal choice for food preparation. The durability ensures your countertops will withstand any amount of abuse and still look beautiful. Stainless steel also blends harmoniously with many different colors and materials, making it a good fit for your own unique kitchen design. Shop Now
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john boos
John Boos

John Boos, Since 1887 Offers a Huge Selection of the Highest Quality Kitchen Carts & Kitchen Islands, Butcher Blocks and Stainless Products.
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Jeffrey Alexander

Solid Wood Kitchen Islands, Bathroom Vanities & Wine Racks.
Federal Brace
Federal Brace

Made in America, Federal Brace's line of steel brackets includes a style for every installation, hidden to decorative, offering only the strongest support.
Advance Tabco
Advance Tabco

Advance Tabco manufacturers high-quality Stainless Steel products for the home.


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