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Welcome back to my humble blog.

I’ve been on a bit of a sustainability kick the last several weeks, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to tie sustainability in to your choice of countertops.

We’ve talked before about how, of any natural material, natural stone is the most environmentally conscientious choice you can make for your home. But perhaps natural stone isn’t the right decision for you in this season of your life.

That in mind, and in the spirit of sustainability, what are the best options for your home?

Here are some solutions you might not have heard of!

RECYCLED GLASS


I love recycled glass surfaces.

They make me think of Spanish mosaics any time I see one; they are stunning and they are sustainable! Available in virtually any color you like, recycled glass countertops can be a dazzling addition to your home that is composed of what would otherwise just be waste.

If you are looking for a place to start, check out companies like IceStone who, in addition to using sustainable materials, practice sustainable manufacturing!

RECYCLED PAPER


This might sound like a joke, but I promise I’m being serious!

Recycled paper counters are a versatile option that can feign the look of a variety of materials, including natural stone. Companies such as PaperStone also make sure to use non-petroleum resins to bind the mulch, so you can rest somewhat easier about what kinds of chemicals go into your counter. Be careful not to rest anything too hot directly on the counter, however – you may char the surface, and unlike stone, recycled paper is much less forgiving.

RECLAIMED WOOD
If you’re going to go with a wood countertop, reclaimed materials are the most sustainable option!

This material also gives you the flexibility of choosing just what wood you want for your counters, straight from the reclamation center. Then task it to your contractor or make your counter yourself! There are few better ways of knowing precisely where your countertops came from.

What kind of countertop do you have in your home? Does it need some professional attention? Give us a call today and let us make your counters like new!

Skip Jankoski

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