Eco Friendly Countertops

Going green in the kitchen or bathroom

We’re going green in the kitchen and bathroom in this article, and I’m not talking about eating your vegetables, or even breaking out a can of forest green paint. People here in Nashville are becoming just as green conscious as people everywhere else across the USA.

I’m going to look at the most eco friendly countertops that we offer here at Stone World.

Quartz: The greenest choice in stone kitchen countertops

Quartz is chosen as the greenest stone for your bathroom or kitchen countertop for the following reasons:

  • It is incredibly dense, the fourth hardest natural substance on earth, and will not need to be replaced due to chipping or scratching.
  • Quartz countertops are low maintenance, saving on harmful cleaning materials
  • You will not have to use chemical sealers on your quartz countertop, it doesn’t require sealing
  • Quartz countertops are typically Greenguard approved, meaning that they offer a high indoor air quality rating.

Not only does quartz offer these green features, but it also looks great with a wide variety of kitchen and bathroom styles – keeping you, or the next person to own your home, from having to install new kitchen countertops when design ideas change.

Granite as a green kitchen countertop

Granite countertops are incredibly popular. Since they are mostly made up of quartz, they offer a number of the same features as the greenest choice above.

The difference is that a granite countertop will have to be sealed periodically. These sealing chemicals are commonly of a complex chemical composition, their constant manufacture can not match with the need to never seal quartz.

Marble is beautiful, but…

There is no questioning how beautiful marble countertops are. Marble has been used for countless years to decorate the most remarkable of homes.

The problem with marble as a green kitchen countertop material is that it needs to be sealed fairly often, more often that granite at least, and it is softer and more prone to having to be replaced after a few decades.

Eco Friendly Countertops

Eco Friendly Countertops

How to choose a green kitchen countertop that meets your design ideas

There is a balance that can be reached between being green and getting the bathroom or kitchen countertop that you want. Our team at Stone World will be able to help you find the right combination of longevity and ease of maintenance that will make your choices for eco friendly countertops to be a good ones.

Our team of stone experts, and design consultants, have helped many homeowners in Nashville, and the surrounding Middle Tennessee area, make the choices that best suit their eco friendly goals, as well as their design goals.

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