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Green Countertops: What Are the Most Eco-Friendly Options?

by Jeremy Troetti

Updated on September 20, 2019 05:02:05 PM


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If you are searching for a new countertop and want something that is environmentally friendly, you are in luck. There are many countertop options on the market that are made of eco-friendly materials. This guide will let you know what the best green countertops are, as well as additional details about each of the following types. 

 

What are the Best Green Countertops? 

 

The following list will inform you of the most environmentally friendly countertop options that are available on the market. 

Best Green Countertop Options
Quartz Countertops
Recycled Glass Countertops
FSC-Certified Wood Countertops
Bamboo Countertops
Reclaimed Wood Countertops
Recycled Aluminum Countertops
Paper Composite Countertops
Recycled Plastic Countertops

 

Quartz Countertops 

 

Quartz is an engineered stone that is created by combining roughly 90 percent quartz mineral and 10 percent polyresin. Because it can imitate the look of natural stone, many homeowners love this sustainable countertop option. Manufacturers such as Caesarstone and Cambria take pride in recycling materials. 

 

Recycled Glass Countertops 

 

If you are looking for a stylish countertop option that is eco-friendly, consider recycled glass countertops. The surfaces are made by combining pieces of recycled glass (that come from products such as glass bottles) with acrylic or cement. Not only are these countertops admired for being eco-friendly, they are also known for being beautiful. 

 

FSC-Certified Wood Countertops 

 

Another great green countertop option is FSC-Certified Wood. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ensures that the wood used was not the product of clear-cutting. In addition, wood countertops are known to be very stylish. 

 

Bamboo Countertops 

 

Bamboo is a renewable resource, making it one of the greenest countertop options that you have. Bamboo countertops are also very attractive. One brand of bamboo countertops you can consider is Teragren, which is a bamboo countertop with a butcher block look. 

 

Reclaimed Wood Countertops 

 

Reclaimed wood comes from old buildings such as barns, warehouses and factories. This wood is reclaimed and made into a countertop surface. This is truly one of your best environmentally friendly countertop options. 

 

Recycled Aluminum Countertops 

 

Recycled metals, such as aluminum, are a great way to have a stylish and eco-friendly countertop. If you have a modern kitchen or modern home in general, installing recycled aluminum countertops can both match the style of your house and be eco-friendly. 

 

Paper Composite Countertops 

 

Brands like PaperStone create paper composite countertops using post-consumer recycled paper and petroleum free resins. These attractive surfaces are a great choice for environmentally conscious homeowners. 

 

Recycled Plastic Countertops 

 

Instead of having it end up in a landfill or a garbage dump, choosing to use recycled plastic for a countertop is a great eco-friendly idea. Although traditional plastic and the chemicals associated with it are not good for the environment, you can help reduce the negative effects by giving this plastic a new life as your countertop. 

 

 

Finding countertops that are both beautiful and environmentally friendly is very possible. There are many great options available on the market for homeowners who are searching for a countertop that does not harm the environment. If you are looking for countertop options that are not as harmful to the environment as some others, reviewing this guide can help you find the best green countertops that are available on the market. 



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Originally posted on September 19, 2019 09:21:22 AM

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