Beautiful and Eco-Friendly Counter Top Ideas!

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Real Estate Agent with ACME Real Estate

There are so many great green alternatives to traditional countertops nowadays.  Many are more cost-effective as well.  Remember to try to buy from local producers.  It's good for our city, and it cuts down on all the extra pollution shipping produces.  Here's a few of my favorite materials! 

Did you know that every time we recycle a glass bottle we save enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours? This recycled glass tile company is too beautiful!

www.glasstile.com

Another beautiful one, Kirei board.  They've got bamboo, a new chocolate colored option, and the traditional Kirei board.  Made from reclaimed sorghum straw and adhesive with no added formaldehyde.

www.kireiusa.com

 

Next is Icestone.  Beautiful, the color options are endless, and it's made of recycled glass and cement.

www.icestone.biz

 

Here's a site for some different bamboo variations.

http://www.teragren.com/

 

 

 

 

Paperstone is a great and highly recommended material.  Using compounded recycled paper and covered in water-based resin: 

www.paperstoneproducts.com

 

 

Designed to be resurfaced and recolored again and again here are the recycled acrylic surfaces from 3form:

 

and the architectural resin panels made from 100% post-consumer recycled high density polyethylene. (With over 1000 milk bottles going into each panel, it can help projects earn up to 2 LEED credits for recycled content) from 3form:

www.3-form.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For More Information on How to Green Your Home, Contact Me!

Courtney Poulos
Realtor, GREEN, EcoBroker Certified
Brock Real Estate
2235 Hyperion Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

323.919.0375 direct
323.301.4156 fax
DRE 01882678




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Love these options.   Thanks for the information. 

I am not a big fan of granite but it is really popular right now so it good to see alternatives.

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