Anonymous reviews are Internet graffiti.  Angie's List has real reviews from real people.

What is Angie's List?

Angie’s List is the trusted site where more than 2 million households go to get ratings and reviews on everything from home repair to health care. Stop guessing when it comes to hiring! Check Angie’s List to find out who does the best work in town.

Local Discounts

Daily deals up to 70% off popular home improvement projects from top-rated contractors on Angie’s List!

Green countertops for the environmentally conscious

by Kristy Esch and Conor Lee

Kitchen and bathroom countertops can make a statement, but why not make a lasting imprint on the environment, too? Eco-friendly countertops come in a wide array of colors - ranging from light blue to vibrant green - and a variety of textures and styles, including concrete, laminate, paper composite, locally fabricated stone, sustainable or salvaged wood and recycled stainless steel, plastic, glass and ceramic and porcelain tiles.

Jim Holland, owner of Eco-Wise, a green product supply store in Austin, Texas, says you can find an eco-friendly countertop that fits your style in any price range. "The sky is the limit," he says.

Angie's List talked to dozens of homeowners and building experts like Holland about their favorite green countertops. Here are the two we heard about most, plus a few others:

IceStone
icestone.biz

Made from recycled glass and concrete, IceStone countertops are identical to natural stone and available in any color, without the dangers of chemical treatment.

Cost: Varies greatly depending on color and region, but typically between $45 and $90 per square foot.

PaperStone
paperstoneproducts.com

PaperStone countertops, which look like hardwood, are made from sustainable resources like recycled paper and resins from cashew nut shell liquid.

Cost: Varies based on distributor, but typically ranges around $50 per square foot.


More Like This

Are recycled glass countertops a good granite alternative?

Recycled glass countertops can be a good alternative to granite if you want an attractive, durable and environmentally sustainable option, say Angie’s List members and highly rated kitchen remodelers.

Add comment