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4 Advantages Of Butcher Block Countertops

Freddie Kuhn

Butcher block countertops are a unique style of countertop that are made out of thick and heavy wood. The unique material qualities of wood as a countertop material gives butcher block countertops a distinct set of advantages. Understanding what butcher block countertops have to offer your counters can help you figure out if they are the right fit for your home remodeling project.

Aesthetic Considerations

Butcher block countertops provide a natural and rustic aesthetic to your kitchen and are made out of warmly colored materials, since most woods are yellow, brown, or reddish in color. Further, there are a wide variety of different types of woods that you can choose from for your countertop, allowing you to pick the wood color and shade that best matches the already existing aesthetic within your kitchen. Keep in mind that you can stain your countertops if you want to alter their appearance in the future. Beyond the warmth and natural aesthetic, butcher block countertops will also develop their own patterns of wear over time, which gives your counters a "lived-in" feel and adds a unique dimension to their appearance. 

Cost Flexibility

Another huge advantage associated with butcher block countertops is the fact that they can be made from a huge variety of different woods, each with a distinct price point per square foot. This means that you can enjoy a butcher block countertop and all the other benefits that it carries with it whether you have a large or small remodeling budget.


Another key advantage of butcher block countertops is the fact that they are more sustainable than other options. This is because you can source your countertop from either sustainably grown providers or even recycled materials. This can help you reduce the overall environmental impact and carbon footprint of your kitchen remodeling project, especially since you can recycle your countertops in the future if you ever decide to replace them.


By applying oil to your countertop, you can turn your butcher block countertops into a single, large cutting board. This can make working in your kitchen a much easier process, as you won't have to worry about chipping your cutlery or constantly bringing out a new cutting board. This oil will have to be reapplied every few months ensure that your countertops stay in good condition, which is a small price to pay for such a large degree of freedom. 

To learn more about custom countertops, contact a company like House Of Floors.