10 reasons to go with butcher block counter tops
Published Oct 6, 2015 5:00 AM
Butcher block countertops are everywhere right now. In cozy Brooklyn kitchenettes and backcountry cottages, we’re noticing designers and homeowners choosing the warmth and texture of wood over the sophisticated—but sometimes-sterile feel—of stone countertops. Whether you like it distressed or carefully oiled, butcher block is—compared to granite and marble—a low-maintenance, versatile choice that lends itself well to cabinetry of all kinds. Got dark under-counter cabinets, or traditional white shaker-style uppers? Wood works well with both. Also, it’s a great way to warm up a modern vibe, or accentuate an island.
Butcher block countertops can add warmth and natural coloring to an all-white, modern kitchen.
A flat-grain butcher block tops an island creating the perfect streamlined look.
Edge grain butcher block countertops are strong, stable and best of all, virtually maintenance-free (just use soap and water to clean).
With its stunning grain and sturdy surface, prepare any meal in the kitchen easily upon a built-in butcher block countertop.
End-grain butcher block countertops are great surfaces for cutting because they camouflage knife marks and are gentle on blade edges.
Butcher block countertops are long-lasting, easy to maintain and make any kitchen a masterpiece.
A wood butcher block countertop mixes well with many other countertop materials, especially marble and granite.
Create a cottage-casual look in your kitchen with this butcher-block countertop that can double as a cutting board.
This long butcher block countertop and shelves makes the perfect work space that warms up the kitchen.