Acacia Butcher Block Island Countertop in Espresso Stain 8 ft. L x 40 in. D x 1.5 in. T
- Acacia looks and performs like teak but at a fraction of the cost
- Acacia hardwood is heavy, hard, strong and tough with a density of 600 kg/m3 comparable to teak with a density of 655kg/m3, by comparison white oak has a density of 755 kg/m3 and radiata pine has a density of 515 kg/m3
- Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood from sustainable sources in Vietnam
- Acacia has very good wood-working properties
- Acacia has inherent wood oils, the same as teak, suitable for use in wet conditions, which gives it outstanding weather and water-resistant properties
Acacia is a species of wood that is found in the forests of Vietnam. Our countertops are Forestry Stewardship Council certified (FSC) which means the wood is harvested from sustainable, renewal plantations. It is naturally water resistant and is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. It is important to note that acacia should be conditioned with wood oils that are food safe for food preparation areas. For the first month the conditioning oil should be applied weekly so that any water left standing on the surface just bubbles up. Once that has been achieved then it's just a matter of re-applying the conditioning oil as required to maintain the wood surface for a lifetime of use. Acacia can be cut, drilled and routed easily with standard wood working tools so that it is possible to fit them to any countertop or island top configuration. Please note that each countertop is unique and is composed of light and dark wood grains that give it a unique hand-made character. Also, the product label is placed on the top surface of the countertop with the optimal surface finish. The reverse side is not the optimized side to use.