Butcher Block and Laminate Countertops
At San Jose Kitchen Countertops, we believe we offer the widest range of cheap and affordable prefab and custom countertops in the San Jose, California area – and a couple of worthy contenders for your attention are laminate and butcher block countertops. These are two distinct options, offering totally different advantages from each other – as well as the other countertop materials on the market. We’re experienced at installing both of these kinds of countertops, and you can feel total peace of mind that you’ll have an attractive and properly installed countertop at the end of your process with us. Read on below for further details on these provisions, and why they’re such good options.
Understanding Butcher Block Countertops
So, what exactly is a butcher block countertop? Depending on where you live, these are either something you almost never see, or something that you see on a regular basis. Put simply, this kind of countertop is a style of assembled wood. In the past, this kind of composition has been used as an option for everything from heavy duty chopping blocks and table tops to chopping boards, but it’s now increasingly popular as a countertop option. It can be made from a range of different woods, all of which vary in cost and application. Naturally, we’re equally adept at carrying out installations with any of these materials.
One of the standout features that you get with butcher block countertops is that you’re actually able to do all your cutting of food items directly onto the surface, without the use of a chopping board. This means no having to clean down the boards after each use, you just need to wipe down the surface with a typical cleaner and cloth. That gives you plenty of room to work in across your kitchen, which is a really convenient option if you often find yourself dealing with cooking a lot of food at any one time.
If you’re going to be chopping on the surface of your countertop, it’s likely that you’ll get some marks here and there – but this is far from the end of the world. In fact, all it takes is some occasional sanding down to completely restore it back to its original condition. This is naturally of big appeal to people who value both convenience and aesthetic appeal. Of course, you can easily do this yourself, or you can hire a professional who’ll make quick work of it.
Laminate countertops are a really versatile option that will continue to be popular across the United States. This is partly because they’re very low cost compared with plenty of other options on the market – and in times when many of us have more and more financial commitments, this can be a prudent investment. Considering the decent practicality of the material, which is both pretty durable and stain resistant, there’s a lot to be said about laminate. Naturally, it comes in an array of styles and colors, so it’s very likely that you’ll find something that suits your tastes.