Mexican tile island and prep table. Tile conserves resources, ie hardwoods to make butcher block top, or marble to make top. One layer of inch marine plywood bonded to one layer of cement board to make a solid base for the tile.
_stone-top-kitchen-island-williams-sonoma Love the look, BUT in a bedroom or living room, NOT in a kitchen. Imagine a sticky soy and garlic marnade spilling off the counter all over th wood and those open shelves.