Butcher Block vs Corian Countertops
In a heavily-used kitchen with quite a lot of kids and visiting cooks, which do you think makes more sense, butcher block or Corian countertops? It would be a walnut butcher block stained a dark black/brown and oiled as needed. Corian would be a dark black/brown in a matte finish. We'll have white base cabinets and white shelves with a few glass front cabinets for uppers. We eat at our kitchen table, which will be a custom table with a walnut butcher block top, but not stained (only oiled) and probably from a different source as the countertops so we'd have some variation (if we decide to go with butcher block countertops). Any other countertop surface is out, for a variety of reasons. (The ancient counter top oven is being replaced by double wall ovens at the opposite end of the room. The layout stays the same otherwise.) What do you think?