ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY KITCHEN COUNTERTOP MATERIALS
- May 22, 2017
Many homeowners are turning towards recyclable materials and sustainable design when it comes to remodeling their homes. One way of going green in the kitchen is by using recyclable kitchen countertop materials. BullRun Kitchen and Bath is an advocate of going green. The following are some recommendations from the company’s experts.
- Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is a popular kitchen countertop material for homeowners who want to do their part in protecting the environment. More than half of the content in stainless steel countertops is recycled material.
In addition, these countertops can be recycled several times. This significantly increases their life spans.
The durability of the stainless steel kitchen countertop materials will also prove very impressive to homeowners.
Recycled glass is revolutionizing the countertop manufacturing industry with new eco-friendly materials becoming available to homeowners. IceStone is a relatively new recycled glass countertop variant. It is opaque with character clearly infused in its fine glass particles.
Homeowners who select this type of countertop need to prepare for its maintenance needs. The material is highly porous. Thus, experts recommend that it should undergo sealing at least twice every year.
Concrete is an excellent ecofriendly choice for homeowners. This is especially true if casting is done in the home or if the cement is produced locally. Production and transportation consume less energy if these two conditions are met.
- Recycled Paper
Most people have no idea that recycled paper is useful as a kitchen countertop material. Manufacturers make them entirely from recycled paper, environmentally friendly pigments, and resin that do not contain petroleum. Most of these countertops have a soapstone appearance.
Homeowners who select this countertop need to be aware that its heat resistance is limited. Thus, it is ill advised to place hot pans on top of these countertops.