Eco Friendly Countertops

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Eco Friendly Countertops

Information About Eco-Friendly Options Available When Replacing Your Countertops 

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Eco-friendly countertops have hit the market, and they're making a splash! When you're ready to take a look at buying new countertops, don't pass up the opportunity to consider some wonderful green alternatives.

You'll be contributing to sustainability and the new eco friendly countertops on the market are just as beautiful as other options like granite.

As we mentioned there are a number of available options when purchasing green countertops. We'll discuss them here and explain what makes them a green choice for your kitchen or bath.

Recycled Glass Countertops

Recycled Glass Countertops

Recycled Glass Countertops

Recycled Glass Countertops: are a GREAT eco friendly countertop option and come in amazing different designs and styles. They are a wonderful alternative for people who like the look of granite. These countertops are considered green because they are made from recycled glass.

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They even use glass that can't be recycled anywhere else. The recycled glass is then mixed into a concrete or resin base. The base can often be stained to better match the rest d of your room. Fly ash is mixed with the cement during production which adds another green component to these eco friendly countertops.

Fly ash is a waste product that comes from burning coal and these countertops give it a valuable use.

Sustainable Wood Counters

Sustainable Wood Counters

Sustainable Wood Countertops

Sustainable Wood Countertops: If you love the look of wood, then choosing a sustainable wood for a countertop may be for you. These are usually used for butcher block countertops. Many of them are made from recycled lumber, but the countertops can also be made with wood from managed forests.

These eco friendly countertops are considered green because they can often be made with recycled wood or wood that would otherwise be disposed of. Using recycled wood reduces the amount of trees that are cut. Managed forests work to provide lumber while not depleting natural resources, and offer a more sustainable version of wood.

Concrete Countertops

Concrete Countertops: There has been a dramatic increase in the use of concrete countertops and for good reason. These countertops are very unique in that they can be formed in almost any configuration, are rugged and the color combinations are almost endless.

If you are intersted in pursuing them for your home, be sure to read this informative article about all of the reasons you should consider them as your countertop of choice.

Endgrain Bamboo Counters

Endgrain Bamboo Counters

End Grain Bamboo Countertops

Bamboo Countertops: is actually a species of grass and it grows extremely fast. Countertops are now being made with rectangles of end-grain bamboo. They are both beautiful and strong. Using bamboo is more renewable than using many wood products because bamboo grows so fast. These counters are made by gluing the small rectangles of bamboo together. As long as a low off-gassing glue is used on the countertops, you will not have harmful out-gassing occurring in your home.

Recycled Glass Counters

Recycled Paper Counters

Recycled Paper Countertops

Recycled Paper Countertops: is an interesting choice for a new countertop. These eco friendly countertops are made by using recycled paper in a resin base. You can purchase them in a wide range of colors.

They are actually heat and stain resistant and have a nice smooth look to them. They're green because they use recycled paper that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

They also use formaldehyde free resins to make these countertops. Recycled paper countertops are also reasonably priced and may be a good option if you are working on a tight budget.

Recycled Aluminum Counters

Recycled Aluminum Counters

Recycled Aluminum Countertops

Recycled Aluminum Countertops: If you're style is contemporary or you'd like a kitchen with more of a commercial feel, then you've got to take a look at eco friendly countertops made from recycled aluminum. These countertops are green because they are made with up to 90% recycled aluminum.

They finish the manufacturing process with reusable abrasives and recirculated water, making them even greener. Even better, when you are done with them, they can be recycled again. You can even get matching sinks, light fixtures and hardware.