Granite vs. Hardwood & Butcher Block

Nothing beats the warmth and traditional charm of butcher block countertops. Many homeowners are choosing to use a combination of wood and granite, or another hard surface, in their kitchens. Since wood is soft it scratches and stains easily; there is a lot of maintenance involved. The price of wood countertops has a very large range- from budget-friendly DIY variations to high end exotic hardwoods.