Wood or butcher block
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.