Wood countertops, often called Butcher Block, add a unique, natural touch to kitchens. Caribou offers the next generation of wood countertops.
Wood | FAQ
Why Choose Caribou Wood?
Caribou is the next generation of wood countertops.
Every Caribou butcher block is uniquely designed for the customer’s needs.
- Craftsmanship: Caribou butcher block surfaces are handcrafted and built to last.
- End+Edge Technology: A specialized process that results in a matte finish that is food-safe and waterproof.
- RF Glue Technology: Radio Frequency (RF) Gluing fuses wood blocks together by drying the adhesive from the inside out.
- Opposing Grains: The grains of each block are running in the opposite direction to prevent warping.
- Warranty: Caribou is protected by a limited lifetime warranty.
If you still have questions regarding butcher block countertops, schedule a Free In-Home Consultation with a professional design consultant and receive a same-day quote.
How is Caribou Butcher Block made?
The raw material of your choice is cut into roughly 2″ strips with the grains of each piece flipped so they are perpendicular to each other, allowing the natural stresses of the wood to counteract each other.
Next, we glue the entire joint between pieces and clamp the slab in our eight-tonne radio frequency press.
Finally, the butcher block is planed, sanded, and cut to size before adding an edge profile.
Finally, we implement the End+Edge Technology process as a final finish.
Can I cut directly on Caribou butcher block?
Don’t cut on the countertop unless you want knife marks on the surface.
Caribou butcher block is essentially a large slab of cutting board and will take a knife’s edge in the same way.
You can protect the surface by using a cutting board.
Will Caribou butcher block split or warp?
Only in extreme temperatures and humidity.
The End+Edge Technology seals the core of the product making it more resilient than comparative products.
Additionally, the radio frequency, wood aging, and grain matching techniques that Caribou employs greatly limit these issues.
How do I take care of Caribou butcher block?
We recommend using a mild vinegar solution with water.
You can also use soap and water, but we don’t recommend using harsh chemicals.
The End+Edge Technology maintains a permanent finish, so no oils or special treatments are needed.
We are proud to be distributors of the leading brand in our industry.