Why choose Butcher Block Countertops?

Butcher block countertops are very durable.

Butcher block countertops never go out of style.

Butcher block countertops are a renewable surface.

Butcher block countertops are very long lasting as long as they are taken care of.

Can I cut on the surface of my wood or butcher block counter?

Yes, you can cut on the surface if you have our mineral oil finish, and if you oil it regularly. If you have our protective finish we recommend using a cutting board. Yes, we make cutting boards.

Can I have an undermount sink?

Yes, our countertops are sealed to protect them against water damage. We offer both under-mount and over-mount cutouts. Infact we offer all sorts of cutouts for sinks, posts, bulkheads etc.

How often will I need to re-oil my oil finish butcher block countertop or butcher block surface?

For natural oil finish butcher blocks, we recommend that you re-oil all surfaces of your block every 3-4 weeks depending on your usage. When butcher block becomes dry and lighter in colour you know it is time to re-oil your block.Wood is a live material and extremes of humidity and dryness can swell and shrink your butcher blocks enough to cause seasonal checks to appear. You can help preserve your butcher block by keeping your home humidified in winter and by refreshing your butcher block every 3-4 weeks with a generous coating of natural butcher block oil on all surfaces.

How do I keep my butcher block sanitized?

Keep your butcher block sanitized by simply wiping down the surface with a clean hot and soapy towel after each use and dry with a clean paper towel or let it air dry. If you want to sanitize the block more thoroughly use a diluted mixture of 1-5 ratio water to vinegar.

How do I get rid of any onion or garlic odours?

Lemon or lime juice with a little salt. Sprinkle butcher block with kosher salt, cut lemon or lime into quarters to rub salt into board. Let sit 2-3 minutes and then wipe butcher block clean with a damp cloth. Use a clean towel to remove any excess water or let the butcher block air dry.

What if my butcher block is stained or discoloured?

Sprinkle kosher salt on your butcher block and then use a damp sponge or paper towel to rub the stain or discolored area. The salt with absorb stains, flavours and odors. For tougher stains try sanding down the area with a fine grit sand paper. Once sanded seal with butcher block oil.

Should I use the same cutting board for fish and poultry that I use for vegetables?

Although cutting boards do not harbor bacteria ,it is a good habit to use a separate cutting board for different food prep. This will ensure protection against cross contamination and prevent the spreading of certain food borne bacteria such as E-coli.

How do I clean my butcher block countertop that has a protective finish?

We recommend a wood cleaner that is non toxic. Soap and water will work best.

Do you make custom sizes?

Yes, that is exactly what we are known for and sets us apart from others. There is no extra fee for custom sizes. 

Will they warp?

 We’ve done vigorous research on this and have developed a way to manufacture butcher blocks with the proper grain orientation so the product holds itself stable. We also seal our tops to insure a warp free countertop. All our tops come either oiled or with a protective sealer, unless you plan to finish the surface yourself.  When possible mount the butcher block to a base, minimal fasteners are required.

How strong is the glue joins?

Our glue we use is designed specifically for butcher block and cutting board applications. We use type 3 wood glue that is both water resistant and food safe. Vs. type 2 glue that is just water resistant. With 4000 pounds per square inch of holding power..

Does Knotty’s mount the kitchen sink to the countertop?

No we don’t install or mount your sink. We do however make the perfect hole to fit your drop-in sink or under-mount sink. We also do not do any plumbing or removing existing plumbing.

Will I enjoy my new butcher block?

Yes, you definitely will!

 

Do you have further questions?  Please contact us at info@knottys.ca , call us direct at 905 282 0111 or fill out the online form under Contact us.