Hi all,

My wife and I just purchased a house in KC (Waldo area) we are planning on staying in for 3-5 years, and are looking to remodel a pretty outdated kitchen with resale value in mind.  We are currently looking at countertops and flooring.  The butcher block counter would look really nice with the color scheme we are thinking, but are a little hesitant because of the increased maintenance, and our overall lack of knowledge about the product.  Does anyone have experience with these, is there a general feel amongst buyers about them, and what is your opinion on their resale affect?  

We are also looking at using vinyl tiling as opposed to ceramic.  Also wondering what feelings are toward that type of flooring?

I know that's a lot, but very much appreciate any of your feedback!  Thank you.