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What is Acacia Wood?
VT CenterPointe Butcher Block Countertops and Chopping Blocks are available in two unique wood species, Acacia and Hevea. Acacia wood is known for its natural wood grain variation and distinct beauty.
Acacia wood derives from the Australian-native trees and shrubs and produces a solid, durable hardwood that is most commonly used in long-lasting furniture goods. Because of its durable characteristics, such as scratch resistance, many homeowners choose to add Acacia wood to their home in forms such as countertops, islands, tables, headboards, and more.
The look of Acacia wood provides a natural, up-scale aesthetic to any space. Acacia is known for its dramatic wood grain variation featuring deep, rich colors. Some manufacturers, like VT, also provide two unfinished sides of the wood that can be used depending on consumer preference. One side of the wood features light wood with deep brown, rich wood grains and the other side incorporates a darker wood with brighter wood grains. Acacia wood provides a true, one-of-a-kind natural aesthetic as no two pieces of wood are the same.
If Acacia is unfinished at purchase, it is recommended to finish the product following the manufacturer’s instructions. Due to Acacia’s smooth characteristics, the wood is very easy to finish. To care for the wood, it is recommended to avoid using harsh or abrasive cleaners or chemicals to clean the surface. Instead, opt for mild dish soap and water while ensuring to dry the surface thoroughly.
You can feel good about incorporating Acacia wood in your home as it is harvested sustainably. Acacia acts as a nurse crop for native forest regeneration by enriching and fertilizing the soil, while also playing an important role in reducing greenhouse gases. For more information on Acacia wood or our VT CenterPointe butcher block products, please contact your Territory Sales Manager.
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