Solid surface counter tops have been so popular for years, everybody has them. Butcher block is a nice alternative to solid surface counter tops. Find out in this read if wood counter tops are right for you!
This product is more affordable than marble or granite. It is also more durable and easy to install. The price can vary depending on the thickness and wood species.
Wood tops give a warmer look to any kitchen. They literally feel warm, compared to other solid surface tops. Being a raw material, butcher block adds life to a space.
One consideration to take into account is that butcher block tops should be paired with painted cabinets. Placing this material with wood finishes will create a wood overload. White or black painted cabinets look fabulous when paired with a wood top. Different species of woods are available. It is possible to get a light yellow finish or a warmer red tone. There is not one specific color, many different tones are available for purchase.
It is nice to be able to prep anywhere on the counter top. No need to grab a cutting board, simply cut right on the block. As time goes by, a light sanding will give you a brand-new look! This product does require light maintenance. Either it needs to be sealed once a year, or oiled monthly. Some people prefer to oil it, because they desire the sheen that oil provides. It is a glossy look, as opposed to a matte finish.
Butcher block countertops are perfect for a chef’s kitchen. It looks and feels warm. Prep work is a breeze. Some people prefer the look of the scratch marks. It shows character and feels more casual. This would be a great choice for anyone who wants a warm feel and loves to cook!
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