Capitol Granite Design Center

BUTCHER BLOCK

Butcher block countertops are made out of thick strips of hardwood glued together to form a solid surface. Almost any species of wood can be made into butcher block, and exotic varieties can be ordered to suit your preferences. Generally speaking, however, the harder the species of wood the countertop is made out of, the better it will hold up. This is a popular surface because it can be refinished over the years, meaning it can last generations. This feature, coupled with the warm aesthetic make butcher block countertops a timeless classic. Capitol Granite Design Center is the leader in Virginia for butcher block countertops! Contact us today to schedule an appointment for new countertops or to find out about our Demo to Done program.

The Plusses of Butcher Block Countertops

If you like the look of wood, you can’t go wrong with butcher block countertops. Yet style is not the only thing about this long-lasting option that homeowners love. A butcher block countertop has numerous advantages in addition to its classic style.

Customers love butcher block countertops because:

  • They’re easy to clean and maintain: From scratches to scorching to stains, butcher block countertops are easy to maintain, and simply require periodic sanding to mitigate wear and tear. A protective coat of mineral oil also goes a long way to protecting against damage. While butcher block counters can be disfigured by liquid, they hold up well against citrus and other acidic materials, which often cause problems on stone counters. They also don’t require any special cleaning method, and regular soap and water usually all it takes to wipe up messes and keep them looking their best.
  • They are warm and customizable: Butcher block countertops provide a sense of warmth to nearly every kitchen and can be easily customized for a range of styles. While stone countertops may look and harsh, butcher block is inviting, and comes in a range of hardwood types and colors. For a strong look that is still homey, butcher block may be the best option on the market.
  • They cause less noise and damage: Unlike stone countertops, butcher clocks will not emit unpleasant banging sounds if you drop pots or pans on them. The metal on stone sounds that sometimes occur when your cooking equipment meets your countertops will no longer be a concern with butcher block. And as an added bonus, your knives and other appliances are unlikely to be damaged if they hit your counters.
  • They are affordable and long-lasting: Unlike natural and manufactured stone, butcher block is more affordable per square foot. And because it is relatively easy to clean, it can hold up for several decades with some routine maintenance. When it comes to getting a lot out of your investment for a long period of time, it’s hard to deny the appeal of butcher block countertops.

Contact Capitol Granite today for information about butcher block countertops and more. We are available by phone at (804) 265-4751, or you can message us online.

Reviews from
Happy customers

  • It looks fantastic and we appreciate everyone’s hard work.

    “It looks fantastic and we appreciate everyone’s hard work.”

    Dana M.

  • The team at Capitol Granite we're great to work with!

    “The team at Capitol Granite we're great to work with. They were able to match the stone that was already in our kitchen and helped is pick out a Quartz slab to put on an island we added. The installation was "spot on"!!! The team that came out from templating to installation we're very professional and knowledgeable. I will be recommending Capitol Granite to anyone who is in the market for stone.”

    Anthony Shortt

  • The installation was done quickly and efficiently.

    “Installers arrived on time. The installation was done quickly and efficiently. The counter was what my wife and I picked out in terms of color and appearance. Very happy with this product.”

    Gerry Smelt

  • I will highly recommend sending anyone looking for countertops your way.

    “I want to thank you for all of your help on Saturday. You made the experience fun and easy. I can't wait to see how it all comes together. I will highly recommend sending anyone looking for countertops your way.”

    Pam S.

  • Start to finish; a very easy process! Highly recommend!

    “Loved everything about this company. We purchased a quartz bathroom vanity and it looks amazing! Start to finish; a very easy process! Highly recommend!”

    Erin Messner Melton

Quality Second To None

Why we are the premier choice for all your natural stone needs!
  • Benchmark for Quality

    We are the only accredited Natural Stone Institute fabricator in Central Virginia.

  • Professional & Experienced

    Our team has successfully completed Over 50,000+ Projects.

  • State of the Art Equipment

    State of the art equipment and automation in house!

  • Peace of Mind

    We always stand behind our work and offer the best warranties in the area.