Was there a time when “going green” seemed so cutting edge it wasn’t really attainable in your day-to-day life? Well, the sustainability movement has come a long way and today’s manufacturers are making green (or sustainable) products more easily accessible. Here are three ideas for kitchen countertops you can feel good about using in your home not only because they are great looking and work well but because they help us keep balance in our ecosystem.
- Bamboo: grows quickly and thus is rapidly renewable. It’s naturally harder than most traditionally-used hard woods. Teragren is a company that offers good quality bamboo products that look good too.
- Recycled paper: Post-consumer recycled paper is now being made into products that resemble stone. Paper sheets are mixed with a special resin and then fused together under heat and pressure. PaperStone is one of the companies offering this innovative product.
- Concrete: can be used for countertops as well as floors. Made of water, cement (or fly ash) and usually sand, cement that is made locally or poured on site is an ecofriendly solution that is highly durable and can last a very long time. See the Houzz.com ideabook “Kitchen Counters: Concrete, the Nearly Indestructible Option” for a peek at some really beautiful counters.
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