There may come a time when you will be looking for a simplified kitchen makeover with eco-friendly countertops. Moreover, you may have an eco-friendly lifestyle already in place for yourself and your family, and you would like to incorporate that into your new kitchen makeover as well.
It is not necessary to completely reconstruct your kitchen in order to give it that extra lift you seek. Refacing cabinets or simply replacing worn and dated countertops is an excellent way to give your kitchen a mini-facial if you are not ready for a complete facelift.
Incorporating the most environmentally friendly countertops within your already existing eco-friendly lifestyle is a win/win situation.
The most sustainable countertops offer many benefits, including lasting value, long-term beauty, and benefits for the environment.
The Most Environmentally Friendly Countertops
Recycled Paper Countertops
Recycled paper countertops are made from paper that is recycled, combined together with resin, and then heated and compressed. This combination makes for durable, attractive, and one of the most eco-friendly countertops.
Recycled paper countertops have many benefits, such as:
- Less porosity
- Easy to clean
- Wear resistance
Another benefit is that sustainable recycled paper countertops are more likely manufactured by companies that also utilize environmentally friendly transportation practices as well. Companies that are aware of environmentally friendly products typically find unique and creative ways to be environmentally-minded from the start of the product manufacturing process all the way through to delivery.
Reclaimed Wood Countertops
Reclaimed wood countertops are an excellent idea for eco-friendly countertops. They offer many benefits, such as:
- Saving forests
- Durable, strong, and stable
- Keeping landfills cleaner
Reclaimed wood countertops come from many sources. Many companies that are eco-friendly manufacture them, or you can go to a salvage yard for a do-it-yourself project. Houses, barns, and old restoration projects are often the best sources for reclaimed wood.
Recycled Glass Countertops
Recycled glass countertops are one of the most fashionable choices among the most environmentally friendly countertops. There are many benefits, both for the environment and for aesthetic purposes:
- Environmentally friendly
Recycled glass countertops come in an assortment of colors and design patterns. Recycled glass is an excellent way to create a look that you love that is sturdy and beautiful, all the while helping the environment. These cement-based countertops can be recycled, and their glass coatings help to keep glass out of landfills.
There is no end to the array of patterns and designs that you can make with recycled glass for your countertops. Once combined with porcelain and cement, you have yourself a durable and beautiful set of countertops.
Keeping Eco-Friendly Countertops Clean
Stains are an inevitable occurrence on countertops. To keep your precious countertops in tip-top shape, you’ll need an effective cleaner at the ready. Luckily, Champion Supplies has the perfect cleaner for this task. Our biodegradable and phosphate-free Ultra-Concentrated Degreaser easily removes even the most stubborn grease stains on any hard surface, including eco-friendly countertops. One 32 ounce bottle makes an incredible 256 gallons of cleaner, so if you’re looking for a powerful stain remover that offers true value, Champion Ultra-Concentrated Degreaser is the perfect cleaner for your house cleaning toolbox.
Sometimes countertops simply become dull and need an easy touch-up to bring back their original shine. The Champion Polishing Cloth is the ideal tool for these situations. This non-toxic cleaning cloth will bring a brilliant shiny finish to any hard surface, eco-friendly countertops included. Simply rub the area you wish to shine in a circular motion with the polishing cloth and finish the process by buffing with a clean, soft, dry cloth. Not only will the Champion Polishing Cloth effectively polish and clean any hard surface, but its unique formula leaves behind a tenacious protective film that keeps the polished surface looking shiny for long periods of time.