Although we are a long-time supplier of high-quality granite countertops, we also carry a wide assortment of countertops made from other materials. Many environmentally conscious homeowners now look for eco-friendly countertop materials to install in their homes and business establishments. Below is a brief description of a variety of countertop brands with low environmental impact that we carry.
Eco by Cosentino
Made up of 75 percent post-consumer or post-industrial materials, this surface needs no sealant and is incredibly low-maintenance. This makes it a good fit for a busy and dedicated environmentalist. However, this manufacturer’s range of colors is highly limited. Eco comes mostly in neutral shades of grays and blacks. If you want a more colorful eco-friendly countertop material, this is not your best option.
Bamboo from Teragren
The natural hues of this material can be mesmerizing. A highly renewable resource, bamboo is a prized material for eco-conscious homeowners. It is, however, highly susceptible to stains. Its surface is also more easily marred than other environmentally-friendly countertop materials.
PaperStone from PaperStone Products
This countertop surface is made from 100 percent post-consumer paper that has been industrially fused with petroleum-free resin. Its characteristics resemble wood more than stone, making it much easier to work with and install. Exposing this material to bleach will mar its surface and leave ghost-like streaks.
Squak Mountain Stone from Tiger Mountain Innovations
These slabs are hand-cast and made from recycled paper and glass using low-carbon cement as a bonding element. It has a stone-like appearance, making it an attractive option for homeowners who find the appeal of natural stone countertops irresistible. However, it is prone to gouges and easy to chip and break.
Bio-Glass from Coverings, Etc.
This material is made from 100 percent recycled glass. Bio-glass comes in a limited range of shades depending on the original source material. Flat glass, beer, wine and water bottles produce varying shades of Bio-glass. It is incredibly resilient and stain-resistant, although at $100 per square foot (not including installation charges), this material is not likely within the budget range of a typical eco-friendly homeowner.
We are your best source of countertops in the southeast. No matter what type of countertop material you want to install in your home, you will find a wide range of options in all our showrooms. For lasting natural stone, laminate, glass, wood or eco-friendly countertops, come to Premier Surfaces first. Our extensive selection and helpful and highly knowledgeable staff will save you both time and money.