The butcher block kitchen countertop is a great option for remodeling a kitchen. The versatility of this countertop allows you to be able to butcher, grill, and cook all on one beautiful, sturdy material. But you don’t have to go the expensive route with this type of material. A simple change in countertop materials like switching out your butcher block for a subway tile backsplash or wood kitchen countertop can change the whole look and feel of your space.
Subway tile and wood are the two most common materials used to make a butcher-block countertop. Wood kitchen countertops are by far the most popular, but stone countertops are beginning to become more popular as well. Stone counters are usually cheaper than subway tiles and wood backsplashes. However, if you’re looking for a unique and beautiful stone countertop or subway tile backsplash, then you may want to consider a wood countertop or stone subway countertop for your kitchen.
Switching out your old butcher block for one of a more beautiful material will really add a lot of value to your home. However, if you’re not in the design or construction business, then changing out a butcher-block countertop may be difficult. Not only are butcher blocks usually very heavy, but they also have edges that are sharp and can cut your hands quite easily. So, if you decide to go with a stone countertop instead, make sure you practice with cutting knives!
A wood kitchen countertop can be a beautiful addition to your kitchen. They can also be easier to work with when installing a subway tile backsplash. If you’re not going to use a knife to cut your wood, then this shouldn’t be a problem. However, if you do want to use a wood kitchen countertop, be sure it’s a high grade wood such as maple, oak, pecan, or birch.
Installing a wood kitchen countertop is a great idea for many reasons. Besides being cheaper than using other materials like stainless steel or granite, wood is much stronger and has a lot more natural beauty to it than many other types of materials. However, if you have ever had to see a wood countertop you know there is nothing pretty about it. Even so, if you have some wood butcher block on hand, you can use it for a countertop project simply by chopping off the pieces you need for the project and putting them in a sawdust bowl to save yourself a trip to the hardware store.
If you’re worried about the sawdust bowl looking odd, you can also opt for using upholstery paper to cover up the butcher block. This is a simple solution if you have an expensive stain you want to match or if you simply want to keep your countertop in the same condition it was in when you bought it. Another advantage of using wood for a wood kitchen countertop is that it’s easy to work with. Although it’s not as strong as granite, it’s a lot easier to work with and it won’t warp as easily. You won’t have to spend a lot of time on maintenance either. In fact, you can cut the wood yourself with a wood cutting board and saw, which save even more money on countertops.
When installing a wood countertop, one big advantage to consider is that you can use it for any type of cookware that you need. If you are planning to use a wood kitchen countertop as your main cooking surface, choose a material like oak, maple, pecan, or walnut. These woods are very durable and they will keep your food hot or cold without having to worry about warping or scratching. If you are planning to install your butcher block countertop in a kitchen with lots of windows, then you should go with something like granite or marble. The only drawback to wood is that it absorbs a lot of heat and it can get too hot for some types of food. If you have a microwave and a stove top, you might want to consider using aluminum or copper countertops instead.
Installing a wood butcher block countertop is a project that most do-it-yourselfers can tackle. Although it may seem complicated at first, all the tools you need are relatively inexpensive. The installation is fairly straightforward as well, since the only tools you’ll need are a tape measure and a saw. Wood is also very easy to maintain. Unlike granite or marble countertop, wood doesn’t require annual sealant and you don’t have to worry about sealing or polishing wood.