Eco-Friendly Countertop Options for Your Bathroom

If you’re in the process of remodeling your bathroom, you should consider having eco-friendly countertops installed. When you consider unusual countertop materials, you are opening up your options to countertop materials that are not only durable and beautiful, but also kind to the Earth. Read on to learn more about eco-friendly countertop options you should consider for your bathroom.

Eco-friendly Countertop Options for Bathrooms

Vetrazzo Countertops

A Vetrazzo countertop is composed of primarily recycled glass and cement. The large, vibrant pieces of glass will add beauty to your bathroom while making the world a little cleaner. There are many different types of Vetrazzo countertops available, such as the “Alehouse Amber,” which is composed of recycled beer bottles, and the “Cobalt Skyy,” which is made of recycled vodka bottles.

IceStone Countertops

IceStone countertops are similar to Vetrazzo countertops in that both are made of 100% recycled glass and cement. However, IceStone is composed of far smaller particles of glass, creating a more refined look.

ECO Countertops

ECO countertops are solid surface countertops that use a corn oil-based product as a base rather than a petroleum-based product. These countertops are primarily composed of glass, stone, mirrors, crystallized ash, and porcelain. While you can easily purchase traditional granite countertops in Chattanooga, consider purchasing ECO countertops instead, as these countertops don’t need to be sealed because they are non-porous, and they’re environmentally-friendly!

Tips for Making Your Selection

As you can likely guess, there are many eco-friendly countertop options available for homeowners remodeling their bathrooms. To make your decision easier, you should choose a countertop that will suit the style and mood of your bathroom. For example, if your bathroom is more classy and refined in style, select the IceStone countertop. On the other hand, if your bathroom is bold and vibrant, the Vetrazzo countertop is a better option for you.

Your decision should also depend on how much time you’re willing to spend to maintain your bathroom countertops. If you want cleanup and maintenance to be as quick and simple as possible, you should go with a countertop made of a non-porous material like ECO. Otherwise, you can purchase a porous countertop like IceStone. If you purchase such a countertop, it is ideal that you seal the countertop as soon as it is installed to ensure it stays in good condition for many years to come. Sealing a porous countertop will also make cleaning and maintenance easier on you.

Are you ready to install some eco-friendly countertops? Contact us today at Premier Surfaces to get started.

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