The Best Butcher Block & Wooden Countertops for Kitchens & Bathrooms in South Africa
Minimaal en Mooi offers a large variety of custom-made, Butcher block Countertops, Wooden Countertops, Wood Islands & Wood Worksurfaces handcrafted in South Africa.
Whether you are seeking affordability or premium quality, our collection offers the best value for money wooden countertops in South Africa.
Add natural warmth, comfort and beauty to any kitchen, bathroom, restaurant or workspace.
We have 3 different styles of butcher block & wooden countertops available for kitchens & bathrooms
Edge Grain Butcher Block Countertops
In edge grain countertop construction, the wood strips are arranged side by side , then grafted together using premium quality water-resistant glue, these strips can run the full length of the wood countertop or it can be made with varying lengths of wood (blended).
Edge grain tops, are very good for chopping and food prep, however they will show signs of knife marks and wear over time quicker than end grain tops.
The main advantage of this type of countertop construction is that it can be made very thick and also very long when compared to face grain/wide plank countertops which are limited to the thickness of the boards used to make it.
Usually, this type of construction is the cheapest of the three options.
End Grain Butcher Block Countertops
End grain wood countertops are the most durable and also the most expensive countertops, and are made using the end pieces of the wood, this vertical orientation is what makes end grain butcher blocks so gentle on fine knives.
The most expensive and they require regular oiling, more effort to maintain properly and can look dull faster than any other type of construction.
However they don't easily show scratches and add a unique feature in the kitchen, they have a beautiful checkerboard pattern and can be made in any thickness and any length.
The chef's choice for kitchen surfaces, as they are the easiest on your knives, they keep your knives sharper for longer and act like those self-healing cutting boards that artists use.
Wide Plank Countertops (Face Grain)
Face grain countertop construction is the most beautiful to look at and is not recommended for chopping or heavy use, it is made using the widest (face) part of a board, showing off the most wood grain and are the most striking of all butcher block countertops.
Not recommended for chopping or cutting, easily shows scratches and dents and the overall dimensions are also limited to the thickness of the planks used, length is not an issue, only the thickness.
In our opinion it is the most beautiful of all the different construction types, it is also relatively affordable and takes only a little effort to maintain properly.
If you love the look of wood face grain often provides more visual interest in the kitchen.
All of our wooden countertop & Butcher Block designs have the option for a sink cutout, stove cutout, power outlet cutouts, built in pot stands, angled corner cut, matched wood backsplash, waterfall ends and a variety of edge details to choose from for the perfect kitchen or bathroom look.
Order your new Butcher block or Wooden countertop for your Kitchen or Bathroom Today
Our unique butcher block countertops are meticulously crafted by hand, with a special emphasis on detail. We go the extra mile by not only sanding and finishing the top surface flawlessly but also extending this perfection to the bottom, even though it won't be visible.
This added attention ensures that our countertops resist seasonal changes, guarding against common wood countertop issues like cupping, warping, and splitting.
The result is wooden countertops that stand out for their durability and meticulous craftsmanship.
Our current lead time on our butcher block countertops & wooden countertops is between 1-2 weeks, however, lead times may vary based on order volume and seasonal demand.
We offer samples that are available and can be purchased from us with the exact specifications of your final countertops to visually make the choice that feels right.
Still have a few questions?
Below are some frequently asked questions,
and answers to help you make an informed decision, and see if our butcher block or wooden countertops are the right fit for your family and home.
How can I get a butcher block if I don't live in Nelspruit?
We are based in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga and we understand that many of our clients don't reside here or cannot come and pick up their new butcher blocks from us.
Thankfully, we ship our butcher block countertops nationwide in South Africa and to neighboring countries, so you can get your butcher block delivered directly to your door whether you live in Nelspruit, Capetown, or Johannesburg, we ship anywhere.
We wrap and package each butcher block countertop or set of countertops professionally and if the order is large enough then we ship everything with purpose-built shipping crates to ensure your order arrives safely.
Each of our wood countertops also ships with a set of installation instructions, general cleaning and care instructions, and your first round of cleaning products.