I wanted a thick, heavy board that wouldn't move around. This is it. It's a great board if you aren't going to move it around. It's heavy and a bit awkward if you aren't big or strong. It soaked up a full bottle of mineral oil when I was getting it ready to go. Now I oil it every other week and it has been fine. No stains, and no cut marks. Can't miss on the price for a board of this size.