If you’re looking for cheap butcher block countertops online, first you’ll need to understand the different levels of quality. Mass-produced cutting boards in stores typically don’t use real hardwood. They won’t stand up to your heavy cleavers, and they’ll make your knives dull. For butcher block that suits your budget and won’t break or warp, you need premium hardwood and quality craftsmanship.
The Benefits of Premium Butcher Block Construction
End grain cutting boards are considered the highest-performing butcher block construction. The design has a striking pattern like a chessboard. Perfectly putting all those cubes of wood together is a time-consuming process. End grain construction makes a very hard cutting surface, which generally results in higher costs.
We recently designed and installed a gorgeous end grain cutting board for a client. Click the link to see what end grain butcher block might look like in your kitchen.
Edge Grain Creates an Affordable Butcher Block Option
Edge grain cutting boards are our most popular. We build edge grain butcher block from the edges of wood boards. This gives you a lengthwise cutting surface with an appearance that blends well into most kitchens. Edge grain may produce inexpensive cutting boards, but they’re by no means bland from a style standpoint.
If you’d like to add a dramatic element to your kitchen, we can create an edge grain cutting board made of contrasting woods. Please see the Maple Waterfall Island and the Cherry Countertop with Maple on our Edge Grain Construction page for examples. While the Maple Waterfall Island is a big piece with a lot of color, it harmonizes with the rest of the room’s decor.
Even with edge grain construction, butcher block island tops can still be costly. A butcher block inset built into your countertop adds beauty and functionality to your kitchen at a fraction of the cost. You could also consider a butcher block countertop extension for added meal prep space.
Expensive vs. Cheap Butcher Block Countertops Online
When it comes to comparing butcher block countertops, take the following things into consideration:
- Weight of the Wood
- Surface Durability
Edge grain construction lets your blades slip between the wood and keeps them sharper longer. Contrary to popular belief, hardwood butcher block doesn’t allow bacteria from meat to grow. Premium finishes from Maryland Wood Countertops keep your butcher block 100% food safe.
When you look for butcher block countertops online, don’t settle for cheap, subpar solutions. You can get lasting value at an affordable price at Maryland Wood Countertops. You’ll have access to our wide selection of species and styles, allowing you to choose a beautiful, long-lasting butcher block top. Call us today at 443-840-7373 to discuss real, high-quality cutting boards instead of cheap butcher block countertops online.