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Butcher Block Bliss?

So, we are in the middle of a kitchen remodel right now and I have been obsessing over picking the right countertops. Stone, wood, resin, cement, the list of possible materials is a mile long!

Knowing the pros and cons of various materials, and my lack of interest in the high maintenance, all reasoning was thrown out the window when I came across this photo by Vallone Design in Scottsdale, AZ.


I absolutely LOVE the warmth that the butcher block brings to the kitchen and the elegance the marble perimeter provides! The dark color also lends a timeless appeal in line with the marble. But alas, keeping a butcher block warp and ring free is not something I want to lose sleep over at night.

What I would like to know is, with all the benefits of products such as quartz, how many of you have, or still like, the butcher block concept? Do you think they add character?


5 comments on “Butcher Block Bliss?

  1. sarahlizgal
    September 20, 2014

    Looks beautiful…and will age with genuine character with the scratches and bumps kitchen life will bring.

    • fasrooms
      September 22, 2014

      Thank goodness for the beauty of character!

  2. Felicia Walz
    September 19, 2014

    I love butcher block. Planning to use for countertops in my own home. Easy to fix- sand and oil or varnish.

    • fasrooms
      September 22, 2014

      I’ve been weighing the pros and cons of each of those for a few days now…informative little article:

      • Felicia Walz
        September 22, 2014

        Thanks so much. Great article! I did a presentation for a Materials class on wood countertops. I think that’s when
        I fell in love with them. Although, if money was not an object, it would probably be slate.

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