Are you looking for a new, stylish butcher block kitchen countertop? If you are, you may be wondering what style of butcher block to use. In my opinion the best wood kitchen countertop for a butcher block counter is one made from reclaimed wood. Read this article for more information about wood kitchen counters and how they can help you design your kitchen.
Reclaimed wood is different from factory made wood. First of all, it is 100% wood. While factory made wood kitchen countertops can often times be stained and painted, the color you choose will always be a standard wood color. Second, because the wood is so naturally beautiful, the color you choose will be unique to you.
Also, wood kitchen countertops are naturally resistant to stains and damage. This means that you can stain or paint your wood countertop in any color you like, as well as letting it age to it’s natural beauty. You don’t have to worry about it cracking, cupping, buckling, or breaking. The fact that it is naturally beautiful also means that it can be polished to give it a rich shine that will make your countertop stand out from the rest of your kitchen.
Another great feature of wood kitchen countertops is that they are strong enough to withstand years of use. Unlike other countertops, wood does not chip, crack, warp, or split. It’s simply strong. In fact, wood kitchen countertops and accessories are usually recommended for people who do a lot of chopping and cooking.
You can’t get quite the same degree of durability from factory made countertops as you can get from a wood butcher block countertop. Factory made blocks are basically made from particle board, which is not only cheap, but it also offers very little quality. Particle board can warp, bend, and split, which will affect the way you cut your meat on it. By using a wood kitchen countertop, you can ensure that your cuts are as clean and precise as possible.
One of the best benefits of wood kitchen countertops is that they can easily blend into your kitchen decor. These blocks offer a natural, woodsy look that goes great with many current designs for kitchens. Also, wood is a much slower growing surface, making it ideal for older home owners who may want to supplement their income. For these homeowners, wood kitchen countertops can also be a money saver since they don’t need replacing as often as manufactured countertops do.
What’s great about butcher block is that it has an all natural charm to it. This type of wood doesn’t require a finish, which means it doesn’t get marked up like other woods do. Also, wood is actually quite easy to work with. If you want to grind meat on it or make biscuits from it, you have the freedom to do so without marring the wood or causing any problems with the grain. Many woodworkers prefer this type of slab because they are less likely to etch or burn the wood when making something.
Finally, another advantage to butcher block is that it is much easier to clean than most types of wood kitchen countertops. Since the slab is solid, it can be washed down with just water and a mild soap. There are also a variety of different tools available to help clean and repair damage on the wood that is done, making it easy to maintain and keep clean.
As with any wood kitchen countertop, one of the disadvantages of choosing butcher block is that it is not always ideal for families with children or pets. For one, kids often love to push their fingers into things and will often bruise the surface of the wood. It’s not always an easy solution but you can protect your family by using a pad underneath the countertop. In addition, because of its porous nature, wood can absorb liquids and foods that you may spill onto it. It is recommended that you wipe down the counter after any liquid spill and use a wood vinegar and water solution to help the stain go away.
Another disadvantage of choosing a slab over a butcher block is that it can be difficult to cut wood on. Slabs usually come pre-drilled for easy cutting, but if you are going to use a saw it can be difficult to angle the blade correctly on a slab. Plus, wood chips and other small pieces often get caught in the teeth of a saw when you are cutting on a wood kitchen countertop. A better option would be a wood chip removal aid. This will catch any wood chips so they can be easily removed.
In summary, a wet bar can provide more flexibility than a butcher block does when building a wood kitchen countertop. Slab versus butcher block can be a tough decision. Both are great options for a new kitchen. Only you can decide which is best for you and your family. Good luck with your choice!