Butcher Block: Everything You Have to Know about It
Consider swapping your current countertop for butcher block if you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen. To help you decide, we will share the highlights about this particular countertop option with you briefly. We will cover everything we know about butcher block countertopsbelow. Read on.
Wood Butcher Block Countertops
Consider installing end grain butcher block if you decide to use this option for your new kitchen countertop since it’s considered as the more durable and stronger option. Other option is edge grain. And to create this countertop material, hardwood such as maple, oak, walnut, and cherry are used. However, there are also those that are made from a combination of three or more of these woods. In general, this countertop material has the warm feel and look, durable, strong, and naturally anti-bacterial. It’s also relatively affordable when compared to quartz or granite.
Even so, this countertop option will require you to sand and oil the surface bi-annually. It is to protect the wood. And for the sealed counters, they are not supposed to cut on. Otherwise, you might damage the seal, thus exposing the butcher block to the moisture which may lead to a more serious problem, such as rotting and development of mold.