I used a bamboo countertop in my own house and it holds up very well.
- I finished it with a nontoxic sealer.
- I don't cut on it or put super hot pans on it, so I can't tell you how that would be.
- I used vertical grain solid bamboo so that the edges could show and look like miniature butcher block.
It has been installed now for about five years in the non-heavy-duty counters of my kitchen with no sign of wear.
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Read "I am considering using bamboo countertops in my kitchen. What can you tell me about this?" a Q&A byJeff Jeannette.