A butcher block countertop is not only useful in your kitchen, but many homeowners believe it adds warmth to the kitchen atmosphere. There are many things to consider when choosing a countertop, but if you are a gourmet cook and are choosing a countertop for more than for aesthetic reasons, price included, a butcher block countertop will be a good choice.
Countertop Comparative Costs
A butcher block countertop, when compared with granite, stainless steel, or marble will be less expensive. However, you will need to choose a less expensive wood such as maple, which is typically half the cost of granite. If you choose a harder or more expensive wood such as teak, the cost would then be about the same as other, more expensive countertop materials.
Look for pre-fabricated or custom butcher block designs. Typically they are more readily available from wholesalers, which will make them a less expensive and more attractive option.
Butcher block is more durable and, unlike other types of countertop surfaces, its style will become less outdated. This will become a cost-saving renovation in that you will less likely need to replace your countertop as often. Although the wood in the butcher block countertop can become scratched and marred, it is relatively easy to repair.