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It is not surprising butcher-block countertops are always seen in both comfortable country cottages and rustic farmhouses. The surface is made from assembled wooden boards, which is warmer and even more inviting than some other materials and will not go out of style. Taken from nature, butcher block is eco-friendly and biodegradable, which gives an earthy element into all kitchens. If you want to know more about the butcher block countertop, read on below and check out our inspiring images to create the perfect countertop for your kitchen.

VINTAGE FAUCET

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Thanks to its age and rustic design, the faucet has a classic look and feels. Beautifully retro, Artful Styles, Inc designed this kitchen. This traditional kitchen benefits greatly from the addition of a walnut butcher block.

ENDGRAIN WALNUT

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Want a cozy and inviting kitchen with a vintage twist? Insignia Kitchen and Bath Design Studio did a fantastic job with this kitchen. Traditional home cooking has been brought to life in this country kitchen.

HARDWOOD COUNTERTOP

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The brown and grey color scheme in this kitchen design looks fantastic together. Texas Stair Treads LLC created this kitchen with a retro-meets-modern aesthetic. When paired with the blue cabinetry, the solid wooden countertop shines out.

DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE

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With such beautiful and elegant lighting, everything in this kitchen design appears so elegant. Meg Corley Premier Interiors’ kitchen design has a classic yet stunning feel. The white cabinets and walls coordinate with the lightwood countertop.

URBAN INDUSTRIAL

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Do you desire an urban and industrial kitchen design that is both luminous and inviting? This kitchen by Matt Guidi is well-designed and has a homey atmosphere. You can have the same Maple edge grain counter from Chop Bloc.

SOLID WOOD

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This design for a large kitchen and dining area features solid wood furnishings and cozy lighting that go well with the room’s overall mood. The method by Two Chefs Construction is amazing. The counter features stunning color and grain from a hardwood called Sapele.

CUSTOM WOODWORK

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The use of timber textures is not limited to historical kitchen designs. Armani Fine Woodworking created a unique kitchen design that looks very organic. The island has been the center of attention with its stunning wood color.

CUSTOM FABRICATED

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Everything about this kitchen’s basic design appears conventional and straightforward. A millworker in Boston created the chopping block to order. This kitchen design by JAMES DIXON ARCHITECT PC is amazing.

CLASSIC KITCHEN

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A bright and inviting kitchen design is something you should have. This kitchen design by Jennifer Baines, Jennifer Baines Interiors, is gorgeous. The light wood counter in this white kitchen can add contrast and a touch of nature.

MAPLE TOP

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This kitchen’s layout is so warm and inviting that it is ideal, especially in the morning. Everything about this TEA2 Architects’ kitchen design is gorgeous. An area cabinet shop created and constructed the kitchen island for the space.

What Is Butcher Block Countertop 

From stone to laminate, you will find several countertop materials to select from in case you’re updating your cooking space. However, when it involves the ideal mixture of longevity and value, among our preferred surfaces for hardworking kitchens is the butcher block. The thing that makes butcher block distinct from other kinds of wood slabs will be the material’s construction. It’s composed of straight pieces of wood, which are thoroughly glued in to make an especially robust surface that, with regular maintenance, lasts for numerous years. To find out the way you are able to integrate the material inside your cooking area, we gathered our favorite images of kitchens with butcher block countertops. Check them out!

Can the butcher block be utilized as a cutting surface area? Indeed, unsealed butcher block is effective as a big stationary work surface and has long been employed like this for hundreds of years (after all, it comes by its name honestly). Having said that, it is significantly harder to clean up a butcher block counter like it’s a movable cutting board, which is why lots of users utilize cutting boards in addition to the butcher block. Plus, as stated, cutting on butcher block over time actually leaves scratches and marks—character-defining to some, best stayed away from to others. How much does it cost? Prices differ based on wood type, thickness, and grain construction. Generally, custom-made quality butcher block wood countertops start at around $75-150 per square meter. Put simply, a great butcher block is much more costly compared to mid-range granite but less costly than top-of-the-line natural stone.

The best part is the fact that a few companies provide off-the-shelf butcher block worktops in regular counter depth sizes with adjustable lengths. If your arrangement allows, this is the reasonably priced approach to take. And the DIY inclined are able to cut unfinished butcher block slabs to slip around appliances, sides, along with other hurdles—not a thing you are able to pull off on your own with stone. Since wood is very basic, numerous homeowners mix it along with other materials: You can set up almost all butcher block countertops, add an integrated cutting surface area, and choose a butcher block island instead. But butcher block table tops have its drawbacks too. We cleared through the sawdust to uncover the options offered, as well as the advantages and disadvantages below.

WALNUT

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This kitchen design is pleasant, light, and simultaneously sophisticated and rustic. The counter is made of gorgeous, rich oak for this historic Chicago kitchen. This Oakley Home Builders kitchen design is breathtaking and energizing.

FORM & FUNCTION

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This is the perfect kitchen and dining room layout, with a simple yet warm kitchen design. Together with the engineered wood flooring, the walnut butcher block island looks fantastic. This kitchen by Kaminski + Pew is just stunning.

COASTAL KITCHEN

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This large, orderly, spacious kitchen layout will always be around. This beach-themed kitchen island is covered in walnut butcher block. Wonderful kitchen design by Evens Architects. Such a kitchen with a bright vibe.

MULTIFUNCTIONAL

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This elegantly styled kitchen has everything looking so practical and organized. Craft Art’s common Waterlox treatment enables a waterproof wood tabletop. This kitchen design by Craft Art Elegant Surfaces is amazing.

Types Of Butcher Block Countertop

First, we have edge grain. Edge grain may be the one most widely used for counters since it is less costly, stable, and strong compared to the others. It is produced by putting long boards all over their sides and also joining them, so their long narrow edges form the surface area. The boards can be constant lengths of wood without any joints, or random length boards which are finger-jointed. Next, we have face grain butcher block, which is built of boards that are laid flat, and their complete widths developing a surface area with a sleek appearance. Prone to marks when utilized for chopping and slicing, face grain is much less ideal for dealing kitchen counters than the others. End grain, on the other hand, is created from little rectangular blocks arranged to ensure that the ends (with growth rings) are apparent on the outside. The most durable one and most costly kind of butcher block, it is excellent for surfaces devoted to cutting, since it camouflages knife marks and it is mild on blade edges.

How do you care for your butcher block? When you are somebody that likes spending time in your home and also enjoys their reasonable share of design shows, you have undoubtedly come across the newest home trend: butcher block countertops. These surfaces aren’t just extremely classy, they are practical too (they are huge cutting boards, after all!). But here are a few items to know before you spend money on changing your countertop or simply upgrading your kitchen island. We have got the scoop about what you have to think about before taking the leap.

The most important consideration is you will need to look after them. While beautiful, butcher block countertops demand a lot more maintenance compared to their marble or stone counterparts. You will need to treat the area with mineral oil to secure the natural wood and sandpaper to sand down and then fill in any scratches or maybe nicks, which have occurred. Typically, this type of re-treating should be done once yearly, but it additionally depends on the way you use the countertop. The good is, if maintained properly, these countertops are able to survive a long time.

WATERPROOF WOOD

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This kitchen design exudes a cozy vibe and appears very open and pleasant. For this traditional kitchen, Craft Art’s black walnut plank-style countertop was chosen. This kitchen by Craft Art Elegant Surfaces is well done.

STRENGHT & BEAUTY

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This kitchen design is so straightforward yet gorgeous that it could pass for an entire living space. Kenneth Fromme created such a clean, cozy kitchen design. The beautiful, rich tone of the wood counter gives this kitchen a classic look.

LARGE TRENDY

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This modern, roomy kitchen design exudes a feeling of coziness and minimalism. The walnut butcher board wonderfully complements Benjamin Moore’s, Simply White. Kriste Michelini Interiors designed this modern, spacious kitchen.

SEAMLESS

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Everything in this kitchen design, which has a great area and contemporary appliances, appears warm and trendy. The wood countertop perfectly complements this craftsman-style house. SweisKloss created a kitchen that is so flawless.

EXQUISITE TASTE

Everyone will agree that this is such an exquisite kitchen design and that the owner has sophisticated taste. The wood block counter combines well with Benjamin Moore’s Black Knight paint. Such an incredible kitchen design by A.Jennison Interiors.

BLEND OF COLORS

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A lot of thematic colors are used in this excellent kitchen design, which simultaneously makes everything look beautiful and vintage. Instantly drawing attention is the island cabinet with the blue-painted butcher countertop—a great kitchen layout by Brownhouse Design, Los Altos, CA.

CLEAN & UNCLUTTERED

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Concerned about the small kitchen area you have? This kitchen by A. Lynn Design has such a neat appearance. Such a warm kitchen design! White cabinetry and a robust butcher countertop are featured in this rustic kitchen.

COMMANDING EFFECT

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This sophisticated kitchen design is very lovely and adorable at the same time. The kitchen design by Alexander Design Group, Inc. is really lovely. The tiny wood counter provides contrast to the kitchen’s all-white surface.

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Butcher Countertop

Butcher block, consisting of wooden strips formed together into a dazzling slab, is a trendy and timeless material for kitchen countertops near me. But country kitchen vibes and warm tones aside, there’s a lot about the counter that homeowners do not understand. To learn if this countertop material is right for your kitchen, go through this extensive list of butcher block countertop advantages and disadvantages prior to committing to an installation.

PRO: Butcher block is among the more inexpensive countertops. Butcher block countertops beat the expense of other widely used choices, including stainless steel, glass, concrete, marble, and limestone or maybe soapstone. You are able to save a lot of money by selecting a do-it-yourself system over hiring contractors to carry out the job. Pro installation usually adds five dollars to ten dollars per square foot on the total cost. For useful homeowners, a DIY butcher block countertop set up is not tough to do, either: It involves cutting sheets of wood down to size with a circular saw, developing the required gaps for sinks along with other fixtures, consequently mounting the different sections with a box with screws.

CON: It is ultra-sensitive to liquid. You have likely been warned to keep wood from the bathroom due to the way it responds to water. Wood is able to gather germs, stain, grow mold, and warp when subjected to moisture. To deal with these undesirable effects, you will have to seal your butcher block countertops immediately following installation and monthly afterward—which is more maintenance than non-porous countertop made from glass, quartz, stainless steel, or maybe ceramic tile take. Thankfully, all it will take is one to two coats of food-safe mineral oil or maybe walnut oil used with a soft cloth. These non-toxic sealants create barriers that keep spills collected on the counter and therefore prevent water damage.

PRO: You are able to keep it spic-and-span with simple household products. While soap is able to streak or maybe spot vibrant glass or stainless countertops and acid-based cleaning solutions could erode quartz countertops, both are stable holding a butcher block. Put simply; cleanup isn’t rocket science! For daily cleansing of butcher block countertops, scrape off foods debris with a plastic spatula, now make use of a sponge saturated in a mix of two cups warm water, along with single teaspoon dish detergent to clean away the residue. Vinegar works wonderfully as a stand-in for water and soap. Additionally, it is effective at both cleaning and disinfecting the countertop.

CON: Butcher block countertops ding very easily. Being softer and more yielding over stone, granite, and glass, butcher block countertops tend to be more susceptible to dents and scratches. One of the ways that homeowners prematurely use their butcher block countertops is to use them as cutting boards. Regardless of the name “butcher block,” you would do very well to fight the desire to chop on its surface. Knife blades are able to lead to irregular wear on some areas of your respective countertop, so have a separate cutting board for kitchen prep work, instead. If a wayward knife stroke dents the countertop, sand down the dent with fine-grit sandpaper, then use mineral oil on the area. You are able to work with this very same strategy to eliminate burn marks on the countertop left by a warm pot.

 PRO: It is able to last for a few decades. Observe the above-mentioned suggestions on installation, closing, and washing your butcher block countertops, as well as the exterior, should make your countertop last for 20 years or even longer. This will give it more edge over laminate countertops (which usually go on for just ten to 15 years prior to an inevitable replacement) and also places it on par with the ever durable granite countertops (which also keep going a minimum of 20 years).

Butcher block countertops introduce warmth to any kitchen area. They add a bit of rustic charm and are particularly crucial to establishing that contemporary farmhouse kitchen vibe. We hope that this post helps you in deciding whether this type of countertop is right for you. Please check out our other remodeling tips and ideas to inspire you for your next project.

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