5 Reasons to Choose Butcher Block Countertops
Wood is a timeless and affordable material that adds warmth and personality to almost any space. Here are five reasons to opt for butcher block countertops:
1. They’re stylish. Butcher block countertops can be beautifully incorporated in either a rustic or modern home. They’re a neutral surface, but they can also be used as a statement piece. Additionally, wood develops a beautiful patina and darkens slightly over time if it’s well maintained.
2. They’re easy to maintain. Contrary to popular belief, butcher block countertops are quite easy to care for. Although wood requires more maintenance than other countertop materials, it’s a quick and simple process. In addition to cleaning the wood with soap and water on a regular basis, you’ll need to treat the surface with mineral oil to prevent the wood from drying out.
To do this, pour a bit of oil on the countertop and use a rag to spread it evenly across the surface. At first, you’ll have to repeat this process regularly. Once the wood is conditioned — meaning the oil no longer readily soaks into the surface — you can scale back the maintenance to once every few months.
3. They can be repaired. Unlike most countertops, butcher block is easy to repair by yourself whether it’s stained, chipped or otherwise damaged. Simply sand down the affected area and reseal it with mineral oil to keep your counters looking as good as new.
4. They’re eco-friendly. Butcher block countertops are made from wood that’s certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. Unlike other options, these counters come from a renewable source and are completely biodegradable. For an even more eco-friendly choice, opt for countertops made from reclaimed wood.
5. They’re easy on dishes. Wood is a relatively soft material. If you drop a plate or glass, it’s less likely to shatter on butcher block than on a hard, stone surface.
Your source for beautiful countertops
If you want top-of-the-line countertops to complete a kitchen or bathroom renovation, look no further than PF Custom Countertops. We can customize our range of butcher block, natural stone and quartz countertops to suit your needs. Drop by our showroom to see why we’re one of the top countertop manufacturers in Edmonton. For more information, contact us today.