High style meets sustainable living: find an eco option for every kitchen
An alternative to quarried stone, slabs are made of fly ash, post-industrial crushed glass, and low-carbon cement.
Cost $50/sq. ft.
Eco-friendliness 50% recycled content including paper; 1/3 less CO2 produced during manufacturing.
Info Tiger Mountain Innovations, Woodinville, WA
Harvested from coconut palms, this wood is slightly stronger than oak.
Cost $23/sq. ft.
Eco-friendliness 100% derived from old, nonfruiting palms.
Info Smith & Fong, San Francisco
Made of kiln-fired recycled glass and ceramic binders, it resists heat and stains. Can be custom-designed using wine bottles.
Cost $68/sq. ft.
Eco-friendliness 80% recycled content; no VOCs.
Info BottleStone, Los Altos, CA
Made with recycled glass, fly ash, stone, and shells, it’s more durable than marble.
Cost $80/sq. ft.
Eco-friendliness 60% to 80% recycled materials, including beer bottles; made using 100% wind-generated electricity.
Info Fuez, Portland
This blend of bamboo, recycled paper, and wood fiber was originally used for skateboard ramps.
Cost $35/sq. ft.
Eco-friendliness 100% water-based resin, FSC-certified.
Info Klip BioTechnologies, Puyallup, WA
Industrial sleek from your curbside recycling bin: Cool Titanium by Vetrazzo (cement and recycled glass)
Organic geometry meets building salvage: Reclaimed end-grain Douglas Fir by Windfall Lumber (reclaimed wood from deconstructed warehouses)
Northwest vintage as a gorgeous patina: Reclaimed Wine Vat Oak by Endura (reclaimed material from local wineries)
Natural beauty with a soft aesthetic: Strand bamboo end-grain countertop by Teragren, shown in Natural (rapidly renewable material)
A granite-like appearance for agriculture waste: Seeta by TorZo, shown in Onyx (sunflower-seed hulls and acrylic polymer)
Modern aesthetic with supreme sustainability: EcoTop, shown in Concrete (from the same innovator who brought us Paperstone; bamboo fiber, recycled paper, and wood fiber)
Hand-cast alternative to natural or quarried stone: Squak Mountain Stone, shown in Natural (recycled paper, recycled glass, fly ash, iron oxide pigments, and low-carbon cement)
Tropical texture meets the tabletop: Durapalm by Smith & Fong (wood reclaimed from coconut palms past their fruit-bearing years)
Beer bottles become fine art: Bottlestone, shown in Mocha (recycled glass and ceramic binders)
A nature-made visual quality reminiscent of sea glass: Fuez, shown in Jade (recycled glass, fly ash, stone, shells and low-carbon cement)