FAQ – Edge Grain Wood Countertops

FAQ - Edge Grain Wood Countertops

FAQ - Edge Grain

Are Edge Grain countertops safe to cut on?

Yes. Our butcher block countertops, including End Grain and Edge Grain construction styles, are perfect for cutting, chopping and food preparation.

Can hot pots and pans be placed directly on the surface of an Edge Grain wood countertop?

No. We recommend the use of trivets on all of our countertop products.

Can an undermounted sink be placed into an Edge Grain countertop?

Yes. End Grain and Edge Grain tops can include a sink. There is no a finish to protect them so regular oiling is essential. Some construction styles are better suited for this. Premium Wide Plank tops are a great choice for a sink because they are waterproof. The Marine Oil™ finish protects the top from any water stains. Standard Plank tops are also a good choice because they are generally water resistant.

Are color or stain options available for Edge Grain countertops?

No. We do not offer stain options for Edge Grain countertops.

Is it possible to have a built-up edge for my countertop?

Yes, we can do a built-up edge. When possible, we prefer to build full thickness tops to ensure the stability of the top; it’s also more cost effective since it is labor intensive to build up the edge. Some exotic wood species are not available thicker than 1 ½” so a built up edge is a perfect solution to give the appearance of a thicker top.

I’m interested in a wood species that you don’t list on your website, can you get it?

Yes. We stock our most frequently requested woods but we can place orders for most wood species. Call us to discuss your options.

Do you offer green countertop options?

Yes. Repurposed woods such as Antique Heart Pine and Antique Chestnut are collected from fine, aged homes and barns. Fast-growth woods such as Lyptus and Bamboo are an excellent green alternative. See our Green Statement for more information.

Are Edge Grain countertops stain-proof or waterproof?

Yes.Edge Grain tops do not include a finish and will require regular oiling. After time, the well oiled top will build up a long term resistance to water and stains. This type of top can also easily be sanded down to remove cut marks and stains.

Do Edge Grain countertops require a lot of maintenance?

No. Edge Grain countertops do require regular oiling to keep them from drying out, cracking and splitting. Weekly at first. Then monthly.

What is the turnaround time for your wood countertops?

Wood countertops generally take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete from the time we receive approved shop drawings.

If you have any additional questions about edge grain wood countertops, email info@brookscustom.com. We will be happy to assist you in learning about this countertop construction before you place your order.