John Boos butcher block countertops are in fact truly a work of art which is why choosing these countertops for your home or even your business can be a daunting task. You want something that looks nice, of course, but you also want something that will be just as functional and last long to avoid unneeded costs. You need look no further than John Boos countertops for you industrial and residential needs.
Why John Boos?
John Boos & Co. has been in business for over 125 years. Their humble beginnings and handmade in the United States products are why people love John Boos so much.
When Conrad Boos, John Boos’ father, made his first butcher block, he was working as blacksmith. He yearned for something that would easily take the blows from his hammer and anvil while he worked. He scoured the woods surrounding his shop before finding a might sycamore tree, and harvesting some of its wood. What he created was the first butcher block, on three legs. It did the trick, and worked wonderfully for him. The local butcher saw Conrad’s butcher block and coveted his own for his meat market. Conrad’s son, John, crafted a butcher block for the butcher, and John Boos & Co. was born.
John Boos boasts handmade products that are produced and manufactured right here in the United States. They carefully craft each piece to perfection, and have the expertise needed to guide you when choosing countertops.
Pros of butcher block countertops
Butcher block countertops aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, but they are extremely functional too. Gone are the days of needing to use a cutting board, or meticulously cleaning your countertops to keep them in pristine condition. Now you can prepare your food, chop, dice, and all right on your counters. Let the kids play with their paint sets and play doh. It sounds like a nightmare after shelling out money for new counters, but with butcher block you can remain carefree. Butcher block can easily be sanded and oiled and restored to its former glory. Butcher blocks that have been properly maintained have the potential to last for decades. The smallest imperfections that develop can be easily remedied with an application of mineral oil, and depending on the size of the imperfection, maybe a quick sanding and buffing. Butcher block counters are so easy to install that some people even install them by themselves. We would recommend letting the professionals take over to ensure you get the best installation possible to avoid future issues.
Pros of stainless steel countertops
John Boos doesn’t just have butcher block countertops, but also specializes in stainless steel countertops. In fact, John Boos is the only company in the United States that produces and manufactures both butcher block and steel under one roof.
Stainless steel can be attractive for residential spaces as well as durable for industrial spaces like restaurants. While stainless steel will show scratches over time, it can be visually appealing as well as durable and easy to use in a variety of spaces. Stainless steel is one of the longest lasting surfaces for John Boos countertops.