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5 Benefits Of Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher Block Countertops are typically a sturdy wood surface in kitchens used for preparing various foods and are also used for dining spaces. Their gorgeous design serves both functional and aesthetic purposes. Butcher Block Countertops have become one of the favorites in the industry.

Here at RealCraft, we offer some of the best Butch Block Countertops on the market all of which are handcrafted in Gig Harbor, WA. We have listed five of the most popular reasons customers love butcher block countertops!

1. Wood Butcher Block Countertops are eco-friendly

Walnut Wood Butcher Block Countertop on black background - RealCraft

Everything we create and use will have an impact on the environment and planet. It is about minimalizing that impact through eco-friendly options. Luckily, wood Butcher Block countertops are eco-friendly.

Depending on the manufacturer, Butcher Blocks can utilize reclaimed wood and local materials to minimize the impact production has on the environment. Because Butcher Blocks are made from natural materials, they do not have a waste byproduct that many other types of productions create. Avoiding the use of toxic chemicals also makes them environmentally friendly.

2. Butcher Block Countertops are usually a more cost-effective solution

White Oak Quarter Sawn Wood Butcher Block Countertop on black background by RealCraft

Compared to many other countertop materials, wood Butcher Block countertops are relatively cheap. Of course, the cheaper alternatives would be veneer or particleboard. However, for the style, aesthetic, and durability you can get in a good Butcher Block is comparable to more expensive materials like granite and marble.

It’s important to remember that cost is going to be relative here. Butcher Block Countertops are cost-effective but not necessarily “cheap.” There are a lot of variables to take into consideration here: from the type of wood to the wood finish to the styling.

For example, here at RealCraft, you can get an affordable design with a standard face edge and Knotty Alder wood, which will start around $315 for five square feet. This is going to be a lot cheaper than a granite block and much easier to install, saving you on labor. The cost of the material and the cost of installation are going to be cheaper with wood blocks rather than stone blocks.

In addition, it comes down to the customization and options to compare the cost. The more exotic and expensive the wood, the more the project will cost. What you get in return is a long lasting and aesthetically appealing countertop.

3. Butcher Block Countertops and kitchen islands are perfect for food handling and cooking

Maple Wood Butcher Block Countertop by RealCraft

One of the best elements of Butcher Block Countertops is the fact that you can cut and prepare food directly on them. Wood countertops and wood kitchen islands are easy to sanitize andcertain woods naturally kill bacteria. Food borne illnesses caused by bacteria such as salmonella and ecoli tend to not thrive on natural wood surfaces. When compared to plastic cutting surfaces, wood surfaces proved safer in most trials.

Additionally, they are easy to use natural disinfectants on. Rather than using harsh chemicals, you can use natural cleaning through diluted vinegar or a salt and lemon mix. This keeps the surface clean without risking chemicals in your food.

4. Butcher Block Countertops are easy to install and to repair

Sapele Mahogany Wood Butcher Block Countertop on black background by RealCraft

When it comes to installing a wood countertop versus a stone countertop, the wood is going to be much easier to work with, and thus is going to be a much cheaper installation process. The labor cost of moving and installing granite countertops can drastically increase the overall price. The process of installing a wood Butcher Block Countertop ends up being much simpler and cost saving.

When it comes maintaining and repairing your Butcher Block, it is relatively easy. One of the biggest complaints against Butcher Block Countertops is that they are easily scuffed and damaged, but the damage can easily be repaired if done with care. Light sanding and use of mineral oil can help remove any stains or scuffs that might occur through regular usage. The material will also cause less damage to your kitchen knives if you cut directly on the wood surface.

5. Beautiful Designs.

Zebra Wood Butcher Block Countertop

Butcher Block Countertops complement various design styles from rustic to shabby chic, and even better RealCraft offers a multitude of customization options to get the exact design you’re looking for. With RealCraft you can get a gorgeous and unique countertop that looks nothing like your neighbor’s.


Butcher Block Countertops are highly customizable. For instance, here at RealCraft, we have 20 beautiful wood species to choose from. This means you can get the exact look you’re imagining for your kitchen. With the different wood types, we can easily fit into most design styles whether you’re looking for rustic, minimalist, or shabby chic styles.Check out our blog to get some inspiration.


We also include three different Construction Styles: standard face, linear end grain, and mosaic end grain. In addition, you can get custom dimensions including thickness, meaning we can design it specifically for your kitchen or space. You can also get CNC Cutouts for sinks or range. With six edge designs you can choose from, you’ll get the perfect look.

Countertop edged thumbnails by RealCraft. Featuring round over, chamfered, bullnose, eased, roman ogee, small roman ogee edges on white countertop

No matter the look you’re going for, RealCraft can help you get the perfect Butcher Block countertop.

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