Butcher Block and Stone have both been around in the countertop world for a VERY long time. They are both wonderful products, and most of the time they’re in competition with each other… But why!? In my opinion, they go better together than alone. Here are a few reason why using the two together can help turn your kitchen into a versatile, timeless, and beautiful place.We’ll start with stone. Granite, Marble, Soapstone, and Quartz are all popular products used in kitchens around the world. They are strong, durable, and have their own sets of pros/cons. One thing they all have in common is, they are not ideal for cutting on. Some are too soft, and damage when used for a cutting surface (marble and soapstone), the other is so dense that it will dull your knife so fast you’ll have to sharpen it before you can chop up a bundle of carrots! Either way, you will most likely be pulling out a cutting board every time you cook.
Now if you’re like me, washing multiple cutting boards on top of the dishes is not my idea of fun after I’ve been slaving away in the kitchen… Wouldn’t it be great if there were a solution to this dilemma? Luckily for you and me, there is!One of the newest trends making a big comeback is, in-laid butcher block. This provides the best of both worlds, a beautiful and permanent cutting board that you can wipe off with ease, while still having all the durability and beauty of stone.Another option, if you’re not interested in permanent butcher block, is a semi permanent slide in butcher-block slab. These can be found online, and are usually a little more cost friendly than the traditional wood tops. These can be placed in different spots around the home depending on where you need it.If this is something you might be interested in please give us a call, stop by, or send an email with your dimensions! We would be happy to help plan this project for you. All bids are free of charge.