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How Often Should You Replace Your Butcher Block Countertops?
Inspired by the original tool used by butchers and blacksmiths, butcher block countertops are a style of wooden countertop that has worked its way into American homes over time.
They are durable, sturdy, and allow for easy cleanup and upkeep. Moreover, they may last up to 20 years or more, provided they receive proper care and maintenance between uses.
This longevity is partly due to the strong wood used — typically walnut, maple, and oak — and the construction, which involves fusing thin wooden strips under
high pressure.
You can extend their lifespan even further by applying oil to them with a soft cloth every two to four weeks and avoiding exposure to liquids, moisture, or temperature changes.