Each type of kitchen countertop has its pluses and minuses; when looking for eco-friendly countertops, there are a wide variety of options and prices.
What makes a countertop “green”? Green kitchen countertops are made through an environmentally friendly manufacturing process, use recycled or sustainable resources, and may be produced locally which reduces transportation.
A countertop can be a focal point of the kitchen. Today there are plenty of recycled and eco-friendly options that include: repurposed hardwood, natural stone, butcher block, recycled glass, paper composite, stained concrete, recycled aluminum, quartz and more. These countertops offer a beautiful look and don’t usually hinder a home’s resale value. When shopping for an eco-friendly kitchen countertop, take into consideration its cost, maintenance, durability and installation process.