Countertop materials used to be limited when looking for a green product. Just 5 years ago, it seemed that recycled-glass was the only option available (…and the colours were limited). Now, our renovation clients have a ton of options that rival the look and durability of granite or marble. In the latest issue of Dwell, a modern home magazine published in the US, they take a good look and compare the top 7 green countertop materials on the market today.
Take a look at the full review here… dwell “counter arguments”
Like all countertop materials, green countertop materials all have their pros and cons. So how do you pick the right one? Like any renovation project you have to make a list of what you will use the space/material for. Think of this as what you need the space/material to do, and what you want the space/material to do. This may sound simple, but it requires more analysis than you think.
Are you a messy cook or have little kids that spill condiments and sauces? Selecting a material that has been pre-sealed could be of great benefit to you. Are you hard on surfaces and occasionally use knives without a cutting board? Certainly soft materials like Marble and Squak Mountain Stone are out for you. Essentially, the worst thing you can do is pick a material purely based on its aesthetics without looking at durability based on your usage.
As always, we are here to answer any questions you have about countertop materials or anything else regarding your next renovation project. Put our 30+ years experience into action and find out what materials will work the best for you, and continue to deliver well into the future.