For sure glass, stone or plastic cutting surfaces are really hard on your knives. They should be avoided at all costs if you want your knives to stay sharp longer. The Juice Catching Cutting Board is made from hand selected flat grain maple which is the desirable surface to be cutting meats, chickens, turkeys or even vegetables. What about "end grain or edge grain" cutting boards? They are quite beautiful in appearance but considerably more expensive to produce and yet have the same "knife friendly" characteristics at flat grain. Ferrari Sheldon Enterprises strives to produce an innovative cutting board that is durable and affordable. Give it a try!