It is important to preserve our natural resources. There are many new environmentally-friendly building products that are being developed.
For some time now, people are definitely becoming more interested in green alternatives to
use in their homes. There are so many options
available now that weren’t available a few years ago.
Throughout the years I have my introduced my clients to many eco-conscious makeover options. In lieu of
traditional granite for countertops, homeowners are choosing PAPERSTONE—said to be the greenest architectural surface on the market
today. PaperStone’s Original series is made from 100-percent
post-consumer recycled cardboard; its Certified series originates from
100-percent post-consumer standard office paper. Both types come in a
variety of colors, including red, green, blue, brown and gray. It’s
perfect for use in kitchens because it’s nonporous.
Another alternative is RECYCLED GLASS KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS. These countertops have colorful recycled glass mixed into a cement, concrete, or resin base.
Kitchen countertops can be integrally colored or stained
for more variation and color
coordination with cabinetry or painted surfaces. Note: As with all
counter materials, labor and
installation can cost extra and vary
What makes it green are the diverts used glass from
the waste stream. The cement in some counters
is mixed with fly ash, a waste product of coal-burning
that would otherwise end up in
landfills; this also reduces greenhouse gas-producing cement
manufacturing. These countertops look beautiful! Check out these samples below and get inspired! The colors are endless!