Epicurean cutting boards are a practical and distinctive improvement from poly, glass and wood cutting boards. They have all of the best qualities and none of the bad-in one highly functional surface. Cutting on an Epicurean cutting surfaces will not dull your knives because the surface will score slightly, which helps it protect your knife’s edge. These cutting boards resist staining and cracking, are nonporous and won’t harbor bacteria, and are heat resistant up to 350°. The Big Block Series contains our heftiest designs, excellent for the hard-core chef . These cutting boards are 1 inch thick, which is just enough to bring some counters up to an easier level for food preparation. If you find your cutting boards or chopping block top getting worn down very quickly, this is the board for you. You won’t have to worry about splitting or rotting with long term use like you do with wood cutting boards – and as soon as it gets too roughed up for your taste (which will take longer than usual with this material), just sand it down, wash it off and you’ve got a brand new board! This slate rectangle big block board measures 24-inches by 18 inches by 1-inch thick and has slate/ natural cascading color effect on the sides. It is dishwasher safe and has removable gripper feet so that both sides can be used. Manufactured in the USA.