Butcher Block Countertops

Your kitchen counters are more than just the place where you drop groceries, prep meals, and store appliances. They’re also one of the first things people notice when they enter your kitchen. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right countertop material when building or planning a kitchen remodel.

If you crave a warm, natural feel in your kitchen, butcher block countertops are an easy way to make a big impact. These wood countertops provide a one-of-a-kind look and feel that many homeowners love.

At Home Outlet, we make it easy to find the perfect butcher block counter for your kitchen. Whether you’re planning a complete kitchen remodel or just a small refresh, we have the new countertops you need to get the job done.

Types of Butcher Block Countertops Available

Butcher block countertops can come finished or unfinished. At Home Outlet, we offer unfinished butcher blocks so that you can customize the wood to match the rest of your kitchen.

Some people prefer light, bright butcher block tops, while others desire a deep, rich hue. By buying unfinished butcher block countertops, you can ensure that you get the precise look you want.

When it comes to the type of wood used, acacia is a popular choice due to its durability and attractive appearance. At Home Outlet, we offer acacia butcher block countertops in a variety of sizes to cater to every kitchen. The large acacia butcher block slabs are easy to cut and customize to the dimensions of your kitchen or butcher block island.  

Pros and Cons of Butcher Block Countertops

Every countertop material comes with its own set of pros and cons to consider. Butcher block is no exception.


The main advantage of butcher block countertops is their unique appearance. No other countertop material offers the warm wood grain look of butcher block. They fit just as well in rustic farmhouse kitchens as they do in contemporary kitchens.

Butcher block is also known for its incredible durability. Butcher block countertops are not flimsy; they can withstand a significant amount of wear and tear and are known to last for many years with proper care. This makes them great for busy kitchens.

Although it’s possible to stain and scratch butcher block, these blemishes are easy to get rid of by sanding and refinishing the countertops. This process further adds to their durability and longevity.


Unfortunately, butcher block countertops come with a few disadvantages. First, they are not as heat resistant as some other countertop materials. Placing hot pans directly on the countertop may scorch, warp, or otherwise damage the butcher block. However, you can easily mitigate damage with trivets or hot pads.

Additionally, butcher block countertops require more maintenance than other types of counters. Butcher block requires regular oiling and conditioning to prevent drying, cracking, and bacterial growth.

If you’re willing to put in the work, butcher block counters can be a long-lasting, eye-catching fixture. But if butcher block countertops aren’t your style, we have plenty of other countertop options to choose from.

How to Care for Butcher Block Counters

Once your butcher block countertops are finished and installed, it’s important to keep up with proper care and maintenance to extend their life and keep them looking great for years to come. For starters, you should always wipe up spills and stains immediately to prevent them from penetrating the wood.

At Home Outlet, we make it easy to care for your butcher block countertops by offering high-quality butcher block oil and butcher block conditioner. You should apply a layer of butcher block mineral oil and conditioner every three to six months to maintain the countertop’s protective barrier and prevent it from drying out.