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: Chopping blocks made of slender rectangles of end-grain bamboo glued into panels (usually 1.5 inches thick). Available in natural or brown.
What makes it green: Bamboo is a great substitute for wood because its fast growth makes it more renewable. Low-off-gassing glues don’t harm indoor air quality. Can be cut with standard woodworking tools.
Cost: Midrange cost compared with natural or manufactured stone products. Starting around $22 per square foot.