If you’re contemplating a kitchen remodeling or are designing a new one, choosing the perfect countertop for your cooking space is of paramount importance. The right countertop material will make cooking convenient and practical. So, between butcher block vs granite countertops, which one will you go for? 

This article gives you a complete lowdown regarding both types. You can then choose the ideal kitchen countertop for your home. In fact, you may use the same parameters for your bathroom remodeling too.  

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Countertop Material

Pros

Cons 

Butcher Block Countertops
  • Traditional looking
  • Cheaper 
  • Easy installation
  • Great for direct chopping
  • Eco-friendly
  • Needs regular treatment/ refinishing
  • Not fully water or heat-resistant
  • Limited colors and wood species
Granite Countertops
  • Beautiful to look at
  • Modern
  • Lots of color, pattern options
  • Unique variations
  • Durable
  • Heat-and-water resistant
  • Expensive 
  • Installation only by a professional, time-consuming
  • Measurements can’t be even slightly inaccurate
  • Needs regular sealing
  • Scratches easily with sharp objects
  • Impossible to improve in parts

Now that we have listed out the pros and cons, it’s time to look at factors that affect your choice regarding butcher block vs granite countertops.

Butcher block vs granite countertops costs

The price of a butcher block is around $1,000 to $1,500 for a 30 square feet counter space (standard kitchen size). The cost will of course depend upon the wood species and the style of the countertop.

The total butcher block installation costs between $1,400 and $1,900, including labor cost of approximately $250 and material costs of $70 to $90. And, if the process includes an additional fabrication to match the kitchen cabinetry — that would mean extra dollars.

Granite costs a lot more. Its cost per square foot is anything between $30 to $500! The installation, that must only be done by a professional, is costlier too. It includes edging (generally $10 per linear foot), fabrication, and sink installation.

Cutouts of stainless steel sinks are around $100 apiece. The total installation cost will be upward of $3,500.  

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