Green Kitchen Remodeling: Choosing Environmentally Friendly Countertops

Posted on November 30, 2018

These days, more and more people are starting to care about what happens to the environment. Due to this green revolution, more and more homeowners are opting to use renewable and sustainable materials for their building and remodeling needs. If you are considering replacing your kitchen countertops with new ones, then you will be glad to know that there are now numerous green options available in the market. These options include reclaimed wood, recycled glass, and recycled paper countertops. If you are not sure what these materials look like, feel free to visit a kitchen showroom.


Reclaimed wood has been enjoying a steady rise in popularity in the past few years. Unlike recycled materials, which still need some processing, reclaimed materials are even better since they never even made it to the garbage dump. There are many places where you can find old wood that you can use for new countertops. You can get them at a local salvage shop or other places that sell reclaimed materials. However, you can also opt to buy a ready-made countertop made from reclaimed wood. There are numerous companies out there who offer these kinds of products. In addition to being beautiful and environment friendly, these countertops are also very affordable.


Glass is another material that is relatively easy to recycle. Recycled glass countertops are made from recycled glass that is either melted and formed into new countertops or added to another substrate material to achieve a unique look. Regardless of which type you choose, recycled glass countertops look beautiful and expensive, however, they are eco friendly and relatively affordable. This is probably the easiest type of recycled countertops you can find and you can easily find them in a typical kitchen showroom.


While paper might not seem like an obvious choice for use in countertops, recycled paper countertops are actually pretty tough. They are usually made using a combination of recycled materials such as paper, bamboo and resin.

If you want an eco friendly home without breaking the bank, these three materials are excellent choices for your kitchen countertops. To learn more about remodeling your kitchen, visit a good kitchen showroom today.

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