Ready to turn your kitchen countertops into a giant cutting board?
We’re kidding…kind of.
Have you heard of Butcher Block for countertops and backsplashes?
Butcher Block is actually one of the only countertops that can be used as a cutting surface (it looks like one giant, wood cutting board!) and won’t dull knives like other countertop surfaces.
It’s definitely a home design option that’s become popular recently – especially due to the natural and flexible design choices available to match your kitchen aesthetic.
Here’s everything you need to know about Butcher Block Countertops…
1. – BUTCHER BLOCK’S A DURABLE WOOD COUNTERTOP
Hardwood is bonded together – with a food-safe adhesive – to make strips of true butcher block.
The most common wood is maple because of its durability and low cost and at Sol Granite, we offer Hevea and Acacia woods.
2. – IT’S LOW MAINTENANCE
Butcher block can truly be used as a cutting board.
Unlike granite or quartz, you can directly chop away all you want on your butcher block countertop without much consequence.
Wipe spills quickly with mild soap and warm water, keep surface as dry as possible and don’t forget to use heat protectors like potholders and trivets.
Scratches and stains may appear in time with use, but that’s ok!
Because this countertop is low maintenance all you have to do to bring it back to life is re-oil, sand away or reseal it.
3. – YOU CAN MAKE IT A DIY PROJECT
Enjoy home projects and getting your hands dirty?
This is a perfect undertaking just for that and can be done in a weekend.
And don’t forget your pre-stain conditioner, stain and butcher block conditioner.
At Sol Granite, we can help you walk out ready to start your DIY Butcher Block Countertop project!
Install Tip: Extreme temperature changes can make these countertops finicky and can cause warping. Before you install your butcher block, give the countertops a week to acclimate to your home (temperature, humidity, etc.).
4. – IT OFFERS SUSTAINABILITY
If you dig eco-friendly and sustainable products, butcher block is a perfect fit for you.
“Hevea and Acacia woods are harvested sustainably, resulting in less waste and reduced emission of greenhouse gases… Acacia also acts as a nurse crop for forest regeneration by enriching and fertilizing the soil…Known as the most ecologically friendly lumber in today’s furniture industry, Hevea wood derives from the maple family with its dense grain character. Unlike other woods, Hevea is harvested after it completes its latex producing cycle and dies.”
– VT CenterPointe Butcher Block
5. – IT WON’T BREAK THE BANK
If you’re looking for aesthetic and budget-friendly countertop options, butcher block offers both.
At $214 – $450 per piece (with self-installation/DIY and each kitchen requiring differing amounts and sizes of pieces), this price is significantly lower than most other countertops.
Now, what to do with all that extra cash left over? Hmmm….
6. – IT MAKES DECIDING EASY
Because this countertop goes with just about any kitchen aesthetic, you can’t go wrong.
Something to keep in mind is being too matchy-matchy. Contrast is a beautiful thing when it comes to the look of your butcher block countertops and cabinets.
Do you feel like a butcher block countertop know-it-all now?
This home design option is perfect for anyone who’s looking for a budget-friendly DIY project and wants to take the guesswork out of what aesthetic will work well for your home.
Ready to know more about butcher block countertops?
Stop by or call us at Sol Granite to get started!
Have questions? Call or stop by our Sol Granite showroom in Pueblo, Colorado where any of our knowledgeable team members are ready to assist you in making your dream home a reality!
Sol Granite | 719-544-3085
4804 Dillon Drive (Behind American Furniture Warehouse)
Monday – Friday | 8am – 5pm | Saturday | 10am – 3pm