By: Meredith Scarborough
Definition of a recycled counter-top
Types of Recycled Counter-tops
Recycled Paper: Also called Paperstone. It is FSC certified, and completely of recycled paper. Petroleum-free resign and contains no pigment. Its appearance is monolithic, and is a soft-stone. Paperstone is resistant up to 350 degrees. Costs about $18-$30 per square foot. It is very durable and is resistant to nicks and chips.
Plastic: Materials from landfills that are combined to make counter-tops. It is available in many different colors and patterns. It is very affordable that is long lasting, but it can burn or scratch easily.
Re-salvaged wood: Can be a wood from a barn or a building that has been torn down. It can be damaged by water or heat, but is a good option for an island. It can form a beautiful or rustic counter-top. It is a fairly priced, being half the price of granite.