5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy Your Butcher Block Countertops From a “Big Box” Store

Butcher block with full length strips

Renovating your kitchen is a huge undertaking. Life is busy and when you tackle a home improvement project time is not always on your side. Many homeowners turn to “Big Box” stores because they are a one stop shop. This may be fine to pick up an appliance or some tools, but you should use caution when you are choosing countertops for your home. Choosing a countertop that will enhance your space, add value to your home and stand the test of time should be of utmost importance. Your home is your biggest investment, so why settle for less than the best quality possible?

You may be able to find butcher block countertops at some of the “Big Box” stores. What you may not know is that the majority of those countertops are mass produced from lesser quality wood. They manufacture them this way to make more profit and keep the stores stores stocked with inventory. Please make sure that you are comparing apples to apples when making your decision. All countertops are not created equal and in the long run, you may spend more replacing and maintaining an inexpensive countertop.

Are you still on the fence? Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t buy your butcher block countertops from a “Big Box” store:

Our Countertops Are Better Quality

The countertops in your kitchen can serve many purposes. It may be used as a desk for your children to finish their homework or a place to cook your family’s meal each night. Often the kitchen is a central gathering point in the home and one of the most high traffic areas. Why replace your countertops with a lesser quality piece? The butcher block countertops that we craft at Country Mouldings are made from the highest quality wood (FAS and Select grade lumber). If you compare side by side, you can see the difference.

Our Countertops Are More Durable

We don’t know of anyone who would want to replace their countertops every few years, but many buy inexpensive countertops that will need to be replaced in the future. The butcher block countertops we manufacture at Country Mouldings are made with solid strips. These full length strips increase the strength and durability of the piece. Using only the best lumber and continuous strips, our countertops have a clean, elegant appearance. The “Big Box” alternative is made with finger jointed wood often resulting in inferior quality and an unattractive look.

Our Countertops Are Manufactured by Skilled Craftsmen

At Country Mouldings, we create each countertop the way they used to when things were made to stand the test of time. The countertops you see in a “Big Box” store are mainly produced in large factories by machines, not people. Country Mouldings is not a high speed mill. Each piece is worked on individually and checked for quality at multiple steps in the production process. Because these pieces are custom made and touched by hand, we can ensure that when you receive butcher block countertops from us, they have passed the highest standards of the most skilled craftsmen.

Our Countertops Are Not One Size Fits All

When you visit a “Big Box” store you may have trouble finding the size countertops that you need in stock. They generally sell their countertops in standard sizes. Getting a custom quote from their store is time consuming and expensive. Your countertops are not one size fits all, so why buy one that doesn’t fit properly and you have to cut? You also have more of a selection when you choose Country Mouldings to create your butcher block countertops. We offer 14 types of wood in many combinations to make a truly one of a kid piece.

Whether your kitchen was built last century or last week, we can make a custom butcher block countertop to fit like a glove. We also don’t believe in charging extra for custom countertops. With our online quote, what you see is what you get. There are no surprises when you finally order.

Our Countertops Are Easy to Order

At Country Mouldings, we pride ourselves on our one of a kind online shopping experience. Our website is extremely user friendly. You can find a wealth of knowledge on our products and the woods they are made from. Of course, if you can’t find an answer to your question, you can contact us and someone with years of experience in working with these products can assist you. You can’t find that same service at a retail store. We can provide you with an online quote, even for custom sizes from the comfort of your home. Because we are the manufacturer, we have the ability to give you fast and reliable quotes. The “Big Box” stores will have to go through a time consuming process contacting the manufacturer for a quote on a custom size.

When the search for your butcher block countertops begins, we would love the opportunity to provide you with a piece that you and your family will enjoy for many years. We invite you to visit our online store and gallery of beautiful butcher block countertops we manufactured for our customers.

Would you like more information on our butcher block countertops? Please contact us today or browse our online store.