Butcher Block Countertops
Butcher block has a classic appeal and always looks fresh. It's especially fitting for , country and cottage-style kitchens. Pros:
Many homeowners like butcher block's warm, natural appearance and variegated wood tones. Although knives scratch it, many people like the shopworn look it develops — after all, it's what chopping blocks have been made of for years. But you can also sand scratches down with ease.Cons:
Wood swells and contracts with moisture exposure, and butcher block is no exception. It harbors bacteria and needs frequent disinfecting. Oiling is a must to fill in scratches and protect the surface.Cost:
$35 to $70 per square foot, installed.