Due to their stunning wood grains, the warmth they bring to a room, and their ability to complement nearly any design style, butcher block countertops are a versatile and affordable countertop choice. However, more so than possibly all other countertop options, butcher block counters comes with a set of pros and cons that should be carefully considered by homeowners.
The design specialists at Kitchen & Bath Unlimited can answer any questions may you have concerning whether butcher block is the right choice for your space and provide expert installation, so you know it will be installed right.
Butcher block countertops come available in a variety of woods that offer a host of colors and wood grain patterns, including:
- Hard Maple
- Red Oak
- Black Walnut
THE GOOD, THE BAD (BUT NOT UGLY)
Key points when considering butcher block.
- Appearance and Versatility: Unique grains and natural warmth are unmatched. Natural wood goes well with nearly any design style.
- Variety: Stains and finishes can complete a look, providing a customized appearance. A host of grains are available, including parquet, face grain/end grain planks, edge treatments, and other designs.
- Work Surface: Wood is easy on knives, but be careful because knives aren’t so easy on it. Your cutlery will last longer with a wood surface.
- Proper Sealing: If not properly sealed, liquids can seep into seams and cause damage over time.
- Refinishing: Over time, the surface may need to be sanded and refinished (approx. 10-20 years depending on type of use).
- Damage: Wood is softer than stone, metal, etc., so it can be damaged more easily.
Visit our showroom at 6313 Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo or call us at (269) 375-2212 to discuss butcher block countertop options for your new or remodeled kitchen.
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