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How Much Does it Cost to Install Butcher Block Countertops in Pittsburgh?

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Butcher block countertops Pittsburgh are a perfect choice if you want to add sophistication and natural warmth of wood to your kitchen. This simple but durable countertop material is easy to live with, will last longer, and never goes out of style. Pittsburgh butcher block countertops are built out of thick strips of real hardwood that is glued together to create a smooth solid surface. There are many wood materials used in Pittsburgh butcher block countertops, but the most popular are maple, oak, cherry and walnut. In general, almost any wood type can be turned into a butcher block, and you can have it customized to your liking too. Keep in mind when planning on getting butcher block countertops Pittsburgh that the harder the wood material you choose, the better it will hold up and the longer its lifespan will be. Before installing butcher block countertops, it is important that you know what will be its principal function in your home. There are two types of butcher block countertop finishes, one is for food preparation and cutting, and the other one is for service and display only. Both are beautiful but serve different purposes depending on your needs so choose your Pittsburgh butcher block countertops wisely.

Fair price breakdown

Butcher block countertops Pittsburgh are estimated to be around $40 to $60 per square foot on average. Other expenses need to be considered in addition to the cost of wood used in a butcher block countertop. Other things needed to complete the project like nuts, screws, grout, bolts, oil and sealant will all add to the cost of the installation. These materials are estimated to add $3 to $4 per square foot of butcher block countertops Pittsburgh surface. Service fee for installation of butcher block countertops is estimated to be around $70 to $80 per hour depending on the size of the countertop. Keep in mind that complicated installations like installing butcher block countertops Pittsburgh with two seams or cutout for a sink are more laborious and time-consuming. It will definitely have a huge impact on the total cost of your project.

Estimated final cost for butcher block countertops

Item Quantity Fair Price
Butcher Block Countertop Cost 215 Square Feet $6,808.92
Butcher Block Countertop Labor 21.2 Hours $1,240.91
Butcher Block Countertop Job Materials and Supplies 200 Square Feet $490.15
Butcher Block Countertop Equipment Allowance $58.23
Totals - Cost to Install Butcher Block Countertops - 215 Square Feet $8,598.20
Average Cost Per Square Foot $42.99

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The type of wood and finishes, as well as the design of your Pittsburgh butcher block countertops, are also significant factors that will add cost to your countertop project. The quality of the butcher block countertop is also a big player when it comes to the cost. Butcher block countertops Pittsburgh are graded into 3. The most common is the edge grain. It is more stable and can cost less as compared to other butcher block countertop grades. The end grain is the most expensive but is the strongest among the three grades. In the middle of the spectrum is the flat grain. It is laid out, and the width of the boards forms the surface of the countertop.

Allegheny County Butcher Block Countertops FAQ

Technically yes. You just have to make sure that the air flow around your countertop is regulated to avoid moisture buildup in the wood. For instance, avoid attaching your countertop on a solid underlayment such as particle boards. If you are going to install your butcher block countertop near any brick wall, make sure that there is a moisture barrier in between the wood and brick. Another option is to leave small gaps at least in between the countertop and the wall to prevent moisture transfer.

Yes. It is possible to place butcher block on top of your washer or oven. However, you need to ensure that your appliance is insulated to avoid heat transfer from your appliance to the butcher block.

Installation of a butcher block countertop is pretty simple. It usually takes 2 to 3 hours depending on the size and material of the countertop or if there are any trimmings needed.

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2020

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    M and M Creative Laminates Inc

    Rating: 62
    2235 Mary St. 
    PittsburghPA  15203
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    Creative Counter Tops

    Rating: 58
    415 W Warrington Ave. 
    PittsburghPA  15210
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    Atalanti Polymer Inc

    Rating: 71
    1016 Constance St. 
    PittsburghPA  15201
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    Unity Marble & Granite Inc

    Rating: 75
    3201 Universal Rd. 
    PittsburghPA  15201
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    Fox Chapel Stone & Supply Incorporated

    Rating: 59
    1311 Old Freeport Rd. 
    PittsburghPA  15238
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    Ensinger Incorporated

    Rating: 60
    365 Meadowlands Blvd. 
    WashingtonPA  15301