Granite may be the go-to kitchen countertop material of choice for homeowners all over the world, but new eco-friendly options will soon be pushing plain-old granite to the bottom of the barrel. These materials are not only better for Mother Nature, but they come bearing a unique look as well. Here are few of the best:
Recycled Paper Kitchen Countertops
Made from recycled paper in a resin base, these countertops may sound like your child’s art class project, but they actually look and feel like many traditional countertops. They are available in thicknesses ranging from 1/4 inch to 2 inches, and can be cut into a plethora of sizes and shapes with regular woodworking tools.
Recycled Glass Kitchen Countertops
Recycled glass countertops have a high-end artistic look, and come in too many colors to count. Made from recycled glass mixed into cement, concrete or resin base, these countertops are sure to serve up some good conversation.
Sustainable Wood Kitchen Countertops
If you’d rather go the more traditional route, you can opt for wood countertops made from reclaimed or recycled lumber—or even a unique wood species that has been sustainably harvested. They may be slightly pricier than regular wood, but sustainable wood countertops cut down on the need to continue harvesting new trees.
Recycled Aluminum Kitchen Countertops
Situated on the high end of the eco-friendly countertop spectrum, recycled aluminum countertops can be created with a built-in backsplash, and purchased in tiles or a whole slab depending on your particular tastes.
Why go with “normal” when you can go with “wow?” Help the environment and give your kitchen the boost it needs with these eco-friendly countertop options. You won’t regret it.