Wood essentially is a natural hygienic product, the enzymes present in trees remain in the wood for years. This makes is suitable for kitchen boards, utensiles etc..
All of our products are made from beech wood which has some advantages over plastic in that it is somewhat self-healing; shallow cuts in the wood will close up on their own. Beech is tightly grained wood and small pores are best for wooden cutting boards. Good hardness and tight grain help reduce scoring of the cutting surface and absorption of liquid and dirt into the surface. Wood possesses anti-microbial properties. In reality this means that bacteria is drawn into wood through capillary action. Once inside the wood, the bacteria can't reproduce and dies.
Wood also is a tactile substance and you will not appreciate the quality from the photos on the website and we invite you to ring for samples and try for yourselves.