4 Eco-Friendly Countertop Options for Every Budget


| 6/29/2015 10:34:00 AM


Tags: Sommer Poquette, Home Depot, countertops,

When it comes to choosing a countertop for your kitchen remodel, there are so many attractive options that making a decision can be difficult. One way to narrow it down is to factor eco-friendliness into the equation.

Not sure where to start? Let’s break down some of the best eco-friendly countertop options available on the market today, ranging from ultra-luxurious to basic and budget-friendly. Once you decide which material you love for kitchen countertops, you can use this handy cost calculator to help you stay on budget.

The Lavish Look: Recycled Marble Kitchen Countertops ($$$$)

Marble is timeless, undeniably beautiful, and it will make your kitchen stand out from the crowd. Yes, it scratches and stains more easily than some other materials, but with proper care, its beauty can be maintained for years. It’s also naturally cool and it doesn’t conduct heat, so if you like to bake, this is the natural choice for you. But marble isn’t cheap—it starts at about $60/foot and can easily be 4-5 times that, depending on marble style and location.

Recycled marble countertops (often called “engineered” or “cultured” marble) are made from natural stone that has been crushed and reformed into a slab with heat and resin, making a product from excess marble dust and scraps that’s just as beautiful as pure marble. Recycled marble can cost much less than new marble when purchased in precut sizes and slabs, but can be comparable in cost if poured into a custom mold for your unique counters.

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idgardengirl
8/2/2015 10:44:01 AM

I'm not agreeing with most of this blog. I am a contractor and a contractor's wife. My best advice is to talk to installers...they know the down side of products since they are called back to fix them. Store or company reps are wanting sales....you have to live with issues so please do your do diligence before you buy. Also...make sure the product AND the install are warrantied!




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