Teragren now includes in its line of Ecosmart worktops the Parquet Butcher Block, a furniture-grade, end-grain butcher block bamboo surface that is made with a formaldehyde-free adhesive. Using rapidly renewable Optimum 5.5 Moso Bamboo, the material is designed to be a harder and more stable product, according to the company. The bamboo is harvested at maturity for peak density and the result is a surface that is reportedly 25 percent harder than maple. The product is suitable for us as table tops, kitchen counters and islands and the food-safe surface is not problematic in cutting and food prep areas. It is available in sizes of 30 in. by 96 in. by 1½ in. or 36 in. by 72 in. by 1½ in. It is available prefinished with a food-safe mineral oil/beeswax finish or unfinished. It comes in a Natural shade or a darker Caramelized color and meets CA 01350 Emissions Requirements – CARB I + II compliant, and qualifies for LEED v3 credit.
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