Home Improvement April 14, 2022

Butcher Block Countertops – Are They The Right Choice For You?

Butcher block Countertops

They look beautiful in almost any kitchen, but are they

the right choice for you?

They’re naturally anti-bacterial, durable, biodegradable, and affordable- particularly compared to granite or quartz countertops.

Lynne MacFarlane Blog - butcher block kitchen

To ensure they last, you’ll need to sand and apply oil bi-annually to protect the wood.

To maintain their beauty, wipe clean with damp cloth and mild soap to clean.

  • Avoid harsh detergents, chemicals, and puddles of standing water.
  • You can sand out most light scratches, dents and dings with high grit sandpaper.
  • Be sure to recondition or oil when wood gets dull or shows signs of cracking or aging.

Here’s an article you should read  from Bob Vila.

[Click on link below]:

7 Things to Know Before Installing Butcher Block Countertops

Let me know if you’re considering a new kitchen renovation. If you’re looking to maximize your renovation dollars on return, not all renovations are treated equal in the eyes of the home buyer. Let’s connect!


Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane


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