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Our countertops are produced in standard lengths of 8'-10'-12'. Our countertops are available in 5/8" or 3/4" particle core using only the best of laminates from North American manufacturer.

For countertops, the standard widths varies from 22 1/2" to 25 1/2". The standard widths for bartops or islands are : 26 3/4", 32" and 36". Standard width tend to vary from one region to another, Belanger offers the flexibility in matching special widths requirements.

Other options include countertops without backsplash and plywood countertops.




End Caps: If you're buying countertops in lengths, you will probably need material to finish the ends. We can supply :

Right end or left end, pre-glued or unglued end caps. 
Laminate in 5 1/2"x 30" pre-glued or unglued. They can be used to finish the bar tops 27". 
Trim Roll of 1 3/4"x 12'. Generally this material is used for bar tops wider than 30".

Finally you can also order end caps kits which contain 1 right end and 1 left end. 4 small pieces of particle board and a bag of nails that you will need to fix the finish end on the countertop.




Components: Laminated components are used for tables, furniture components, and various other applications. Custom components for various use.

Laminates: To complete the design of your kitchen, we offer laminate sheets of the same colour as your countertops. In sheet thickness of 1/32". Sheets are available in the following sizes : 30"x 96", 30"x 120", 30"x 144", 48"x 96".

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT POSTFORMED COUNTERTOPS  

DEFINITION OF POSTFORMED:
Postformed countertops are prefabricated countertops formed as a single piste from the backsplash to the front edge. Laminate is "wrapped" around the core material — from the curved backsplash, to the cove and then over the front edge — to provide a seamless surface.

SEAMLESS COUNTERTOPS:
Help avoid the collection of dirt and grime.
Provide the appearance of granite, atone or marble.
Allow easy maintenance with no polishing or resealing needed.
Are easy to install for nevv construction or remodel projects.
Offer your builder or fabricator the ability to create custom pieces that complement postformed pieces.

For everyday cleaning:
Use a clean, damp, non-abrasive cloth with a mild detergent or household cleaner.

To remove stuck-on residue, scrub with a nylon-bristled brush.

For difficult stains:
Apply a paste of baking soda and water to draw out the stain. Then, blot away with a damp cloth. Don't rub the stain, as it may set back into the laminate.

You may use solvents such as denatured alcohol or nail polish remover on your laminate countertop to remove pen or pencil stains. Use a small amount and repeat until the stain is removed. Rinse the surface thoroughly and then clean as usual.

For dusting:
Use a non-oily furniture spray. This may also help hide small scratches. Do not place hot items directly on your laminate countertop.
Use a hot pad or trivet to avoid placing hot pans or dishes directly on the laminate surface.
Keep lit cigarettes from directly coming in contact with the laminate surface. Do not place curling irons or hot rollers directly on the laminate surface.
Do not iron or even place a hot iron on the laminate surface.
Do not use your laminate countertop as a cutting board.
Knives and other sharp utensils could slice or scratch the laminate surface.
Do not slide abrasive items across your laminate countertop.
Ceramics, earthenware and other rough- bottomed objects could scratch the laminate surface. Use a placemat or other protective underlay with these items. Do not use scouring pads or steel wool on the laminate surface.
Do not drop objects on your laminate countertop.
Heavy impact can chip or crack the laminate surface.
Do not use cleaners containing acid, alkali or bleach.

This includes cleaners made for:
Toilets, tubs, tile, ovens, rust, metal, ceramic cook tops and lime / mineral deposits. If you are unsure about a particular cleaning agent, contact the manufacturer to ensure its compatibility with laminate surfaces. Do not allow bottles, rags or any other container that holds harsh chemicals to come in contact with your laminate countertop. This includes hair dyes, clothing dyes and food coloring.

A PIECE OF NATURE BUILT JUST FOR YOU


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Belanger offers the most beautiful, versatile, durable natural solid surface counter top made.
If properly installed, this Belanger butcher block top will enhance your home for many years with only minimal care. :

Hardwood Butcher Block Countertops
More than just a butcher block countertop :

Our countertops are a perfect melding of beauty and function. Made from North American Hard Rock Maple, this natural hardwood counter tops impart a warm friendly glow to any kitchen.

Hard Rock Maple Butcher Block Countertops :
Our Ultra-Premium Hard Rock Maple butcher block counter tops are manufactured exclusively from North American hardwood under the botanical name of Acer Saccharum. Acer, the scientific name of the maple family, means hard or sharp. The Romans used European maple for pikes and lances as well as for tables and other furniture. Saccharum refers to the sweet sap obtained from the trees that are most widely known as sugar maple or hard maple. Hard maple is one of the hardest and most durable woods known to man. Nearly 115 years experience building quality butcher block assures you of a kitchen countertop that will last a lifetime.

Ultra Premium Butcher Block Countertops :
The Logical Choice Chefs prefer butcher block maple countertops for all slicing, dicing, and chopping duties. Bakers choose it for
preparation and rolling dough. No other countertop surface offers the functional advantages of butcher block, and they are priced far below other solid-surface tops.

The Beauty of Hardwood Butcher Block Countertops :
Ultra Premium says it all. These counter tops are manufactured from the finest hard rock maple. Rails are cut, selected, and matched for appearance, thus assuring the uniformly rich and clean appearance that is desired by many discriminating customers. These rails are bonded edge to edge with FDA approved adhesives and then subjected to applied heat under enormous pressure to build the counter top. The full length rails that comprise the countertop provide an unbroken appearance over the length of the product. As one can readily imagine, it is extremely difficult to process the natural wood into a product that provides the desired uniformity and appearance that customers prefer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

- How do I maintain and prolong the life of my cutting board?

It is extremely important to give your cutting board a good oiling on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks. Your Belanger Board shipped from the factory with a penetrating oil finish which allows for great cutting, chopping, and slicing. We recommend keeping the board oiled with Belanger Oil or a natural mineral oil. When the cutting board becomes dry and lighter in color, you know that the time has come to re-oil your board. With a minimum amount of care and maintenance, you can lengthen the life of your Belanger Board by many years.

- How do I rid my cutting board of onion and garlic odours?

Lemon or lime juice with a little salt will go a long way to reducing odour. Sprinkle your Belanger cutting board with kosher or table salt. Cut a lemon or lime into quarters and use these quarters to rub the salt into the board, squeezing juice onto the board as you go. Let sit for 2-3 minutes and then wipe the cutting board clean with a damp cloth. Use a clean paper towel to remove excess water or let the board air dry by standing it on end.

- How do I keep my cutting board sanitized?

Keep your Belanger cutting board clean by simply washing it with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean paper towel or let it air dry. If you want to sanitize the board more thoroughly, a diluted mixture of chlorine bleach or vinegar solution consisting of one teaspoon of liquid chlorine bleach in one quart of water or a one to five dilution of vinegar. Do not soak or submerge the board in water, for this will disrupt the moisture content and cause the rails to split. Wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher safe.

How do I store my cutting board?
Store your wood cutting board on end to dry if it is damp. Or if it is already dry, store flat in a dry area away from extreme hot or cold temperatures.

- What if my cutting board is stained or discolored?

Sprinkle kosher or table salt on your cutting board and then use a damp sponge or paper towel to rub the stained or discolored area. The salt will absorb stains, flavors, and odors.

For stubborn stains, try sanding down the area with a fine grit sand paper. It is very important to sand with the grain of the wood, never against the grain. This sanding process exposes a brand new wood work surface. Once sanding is complete, it is recommended to oil your cutting board with Belanger Mystery Oil, or Belanger Block Board Cream with Beeswax.

This product protects the board and controls its moisture content, keeping it from drying out, cracking or splitting.

- Plastic or Wood Cutting Boards?

Be sure to read up on the Wood vs Plastic board science report. Now that you are aware that Maple cutting boards inhibit bacteria growth, and that plastic boards most likely harbor bacteria in the grooves cut into the surface of the board, also know that wood cutting boards are easier on knives. Plastic boards dull knives very quickly. Plus, wood boards are more appealing, attractive, and traditional than plastic.

- Do I use the same cutting board for fish or poultry that I use for vegetables?

Although Belanger Hard Rock Natural Maple cutting boards DO NOT harbor bacteria, it is a good habit to use separate cutting boards for different types of food prep. For example, use one for raw meat, poultry, or fish, and another for cooked or ready-to-eat foods such as salad, vegetables, and breads. This will ensure protection against cross contamination and will prevent the spreading of certain food borne bacteria such as E-Coli.

SEEING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES


Naturally beautiful. Environmentally friendly. And available at a price that won't break your project's budget. With EQcountertops by VT Industries, you can count on getting all of this and more. While all of our countertops are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®, EQcountertops are the first and only GREENGUARD Children & Schoolssm laminate countertops available, meeting the most stringent emission standards. 
EQcountertops assist in achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification. So, for both your commercial and residential projects, you can keep the earth green by choosing the environmentally friendly features of EQcountertops:

-   100% pre-consumer recycled cores 
-   Low-emitting GREENGUARD Certified laminates 
-   Low-emitting, water based adhesive 
-   FSC® certified

A Recycled Wood Fiber, FSC® Certified Core  
EQcountertops cores are made of FSC certified, 100% pre-consumer recycled particleboard, with no added urea formaldehyde. And, by using our sustainable particleboard, you lose nothing in durability.

GREENGUARD Certified Laminates 
The laminate surface of EQcountertops not only provides a durable, high-quality countertop surface, it's GREENGUARD Certified as well, which means significantly diminished harmful emissions. We proudly use certified GREENGUARD laminates from all the major brands - Formica®, Nevamar®, and Wilsonart®.

A Safe, Superior Adhesive 
EQcountertops use water-based adhesives to bond the laminate to the particleboard. These adhesives eliminate unsafe Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which helps improve indoor air quality.

Belanger Strives to Keep the Earth Green 
The LEED® Green Building Rating SystemTM is a points-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. At VT Industries, we're committed to developing material options concurrent with LEED certification criteria, to help assist you with both your commercial and residential project needs.

 

ENHANCE YOUR COMMERCIAL DESIGN


When your commercial project calls for laminates or thermoplastic applications, Belanger Laminates commercial grade products can accommodate any design. You may need the look of solid surface or stone. You may need to complement a color scheme. You may simply need to fulfill a desired aesthetic that you couldn’t attain with solid surface. Whatever it is you need, when it comes to commercial products, Belanger Laminates has a solution.