We like to keep good green materials resources tucked away for that eventual day when we own a home and are working on a design/renovation. So, here's a list of some of the best eco-friendly and sustainable kitchen countertops currently on the market.
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Corian is a solid surface countertop material made from acrylic polymer. It's a great countertop option if you're tackling a kitchen renovation because it resists stains, scratches, sunlight and heat, and it also comes in more than 130 colors!
Fascinating comparison of countertops, complete with chart! Includes categories I hadn't considered! Of note: concrete isn't listed as allowing under-mount sinks and isn't listed as a "true" green product. ~ET
Butcher block Pros: We love butcher block for its natural, warm vibe. Plus, it’s crazy inexpensive and you can cut right on it! Cons: Much like your favorite cutting board, butcher block scratches and stains easily, and must be kept dry to avoid warping. To keep it looking purdy, sand and seal with mineral oil a couple times a year. Price/Sq. Ft.: $30 to $75