Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Decorating and Design
5 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Counters
There are more options for countertops than just marble and granite. Check out our favorites, plus find out what makes them green and how much they cost.
What it is: Recycled paper in a resin base. Available in thicknesses ranging from 1/4-inch to 2 inches; integrally colored in many hues. Heat- and stain-resistant with a honed-surface look.
What makes it green: Uses postconsumer recycled paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and nonpetroleum, formaldehyde-free resins, some made from cashew nut shell liquid. Can be cut and shaped with standard woodworking tools.
Cost: Low- to midrange cost and easy-to-work-with characteristics make it ideal for the budget-conscious home craftsman. Starting around $30 per square foot.
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