This cutting board is made of end-grain wood instead of edge-grain, the difference being the direction of the wood grain. In the case of a regular board, the wood grain is horizontal and the knife used on it cuts across the wood filaments which accelerate
Maybe a little different take on the cutting board here because this one comes with a base. The idea here is that if you're cutting chicken or meat, until you clean the surface off thoroughly, you are sort of stuck.
Bengston Woodworks End Grain Butcher Block 20 x 16 x 3