Wood or butcher block

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES -

Wood coun­ter­tops of­fer a beau­ti­ful, warm look and are avail­able in a wide range of colours and fin­ishes. Maple is of­ten the wood of choice be­cause of its colour­ing. Wood is used as an ac­cent piece, es­pe­cially with is­land coun­ters hav­ing mul­ti­ple sec­tions, says Des­lau­rier.

You can have a spe­cial prep area where you can put a solid maple block and use it for a cut­ting board. That be­ing said, peo­ple have drifted away from

Easy to clean and sea­son with veg­etable oil. It can be sanded and re­sealed as needed.

May stain over time. Can be dam­aged by wa­ter and is sen­si­tive to heat.

$30 to $125 per square foot, in­stalled.

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