"Work of art:"
To each his own. We use ours and enjoy its beauty.
"They are not double sided:"
Oopsie. You're missing something very basic. David's boards (aka Boardsmith boards) ARE two sided. You can buy them with or without feet. If you buy yours with feet attached, the only usable side is without feet. But change the feet to the other side, and voila!
If your board of whatever brand doesn't have feet, make sure to keep the counter beneath it clean and very DRY.