Wood or Butcher Block Counters
Wood countertopsÂ add a beautiful and warm look to a kitchen. They areÂ available in a wide variety of colors and finishes. Hardwoods, such as maple and oak , are most often used as countertop woods.
Pros:Â They are easy to clean.Â Wood or butcher block counters offer a smooth surface to work on. Also, they can be sanded and resealed as needed.
Cons:Â These countertops can be damaged by water and stains over time. All scratches must be oiled or sealed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If not cleaned properly bacteria can become a problem. Also, you never want to cut anything directly on the wood.