Caribou wood countertops are durable, food safe, impact resistant, and waterproof. Their specialized treatment is applied to the finished product, and the result is a rich matte sheen identical in appearance to traditional oiled and waxed butcher blocks, allowing the beauty of the wood to take center stage. These tops are ideal for residential and commercial installations, Caribou is proudly handcrafted with aged and tested domestic woods. Wood blocks are fused together with NSF Food Safe Radio Frequency Glue and finished with proprietary End + Edge Technology. The result is a beautiful, food-safe, waterproof, and maintenance free wood surface. Caribou is the next generation in wood countertops. It is always best to use a hot pad under pans and hot dishes, as cutting directly on these wooden surfaces will scratch the surface.