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Breaking the Butcher Block Countertops Misconceptions

Breaking the Butcher Block Countertops Misconceptions

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September 29, 2008

Lots of homeowners would love to have the country friendly look of butcher block countertops in their homes.  The problem is these useful and pretty kitchen fixtures have many misconceptions about them floating around.  The result is less people choosing to install an element that they would like to have.  If you have ever thought about using wood in your kitchen in the form of a butcher block countertops, it's time to do your homework and dispel the myths in your mind for once and for all.  Take a look at how easy it is to own and work the wood butcher block countertops.

Butcher Block Countertops

No one has time to spend unnecessarily cleaning their home.  Of course, cleaning is essential, but it should also be quick and easy.  With one of the many choices of wood butcher block countertops, all you have to do is wash them down with water and mild soap mixture when soiled.  You don't have to spend a lot of time and money on costly special cleaning products.  In addition to the soap and water solution, you will need to treat the countertops to a mineral oil treatment every so often as well.  Mineral oil is inexpensive and simply helps the wood stay in good shape. 

Some people shy away from having wooden butcher block countertops installed because they have heard they are difficult and costly to repair if damaged.  For the record, it is far more costly and frustrating to have laminate countertops repaired.  With a butcher block countertop, all you have to do is sand the damaged area until you no longer see any damage and apply mineral oil to it.  It's really as simple as that. 

If you have ever wanted some butcher block countertops in your kitchen, don't let misconceptions stop you.  Contact some reputable contractors in your area so you can start getting the estimates you need to make your final decision. 

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