Advantages of Having Butcher Block Countertops

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If you live the small home or apartment life, you understand the importance of space. When you lack enough storage or room to put your things, it is hard to function in your environment. You look for appliances and furniture that act as two-in-ones because you need to maximize your space as much as possible to stay sane.

Butcher block countertops are becoming increasingly popular, especially in apartments or small living areas, because they enhance the visual appearance of your space while acting as a multipurpose product.

Here are a few advantages of investing in butcher block countertops.


Butcher blocks aren’t as expensive as natural stone countertops and can be customized for your specific needs at an affordable price that fits into your budget.


These countertops can last for around 20 years with regular maintenance and typically outlast a laminate countertop.


Butcher block countertops can be made with various natural woods, like mahogany, maple, cherry, oak, and walnut. These options allow you to choose a countertop that will flawlessly fit into your décor and home design. Plus, you typically have the option to choose edge grain or end grain styles with butcher block.

Easy to Clean

This unique countertop does not need any fancy cleaning products. A sponge dipped in a mix of two cups of warm water with a teaspoon of dish soap will usually do the trick. If you want to disinfect the butcher block, use some vinegar. To remove a stain, put salt over the area and rub the spot with half a lemon.

Kitchen Practicality

A butcher block countertop is the only countertop that can be used as a cutting surface. It will not dull your knives like stone or concrete countertops. The soft surface makes for a quieter kitchen, and dishes are less likely to shatter when dropped on wood versus stone.

A butcher block countertop is a great option if you are planning a complete kitchen remodel or simply want to get rid of your cutting boards and make more room in your home. At A&E Millwork, we design and instill custom butcher block countertops that seamlessly match the overall décor of your kitchen.

Call (718)618-0627 to discuss your options and enjoy these unique countertops’ many advantages.