Are you in the middle of kitchen remodeling and want a green option for your kitchen countertops? At Cypress Design & Build, we strive to offer quality products for our customers that also care for our planet. We’ve gathered several solutions that might fit into your design and needs.
- Recycled Solid Surface
- Butcher Block
Quartz: A Man-Made Surface Crafted From Natural Materials
While quartz is a manufactured surface, it begins its life as dust and aggregate material left over from quarries cutting granite and quartzite. The stone rubble is ground down to a uniform size and mixed with resins. The resins are typically sourced from plant polymers. The result is a stone countertop that offers predictable colors, textures, and durability.
When your quartz countertops need to be replaced in 20 years, they can be completely recycled. We often work with brands, including Teltos Quartz, Pentel, Cambria, and Caesarstone, for an endless array of options.
Bamboo: A Sustainable Option
Bamboo is a member of the grass family–which means the plant grows exceptionally fast. Bamboo forests are harvested annually to supply bamboo flooring, furniture, and countertops. The surface is crafted out of laminated layers of bamboo producing an affordable counter that can last 10 to 15 years.
Recycled Solid Surface: Embrace The Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Mantra
What happens to windshields, old windows, wine bottles, and other old glass products? They can be turned into new solid surface countertops. These counters can be found in every color of the rainbow and feature bold flecks of brightly colored glass in their depths.
The resins and acrylics used are as tough and long-lasting as quartz or stone. When it is time for new kitchen countertops again, they can be sent to the recycling center.
Butcher Block: A Traditional Countertop Built From Eco-Friendly Wood
We are learning that trees grown for the lumber industry achieve a net-zero carbon footprint over their lifespan. While the sapling matures, it pumps oxygen into our atmosphere. Once harvested, it can be turned into butcher block counters–which have been a favorite of farm kitchens for centuries. When it is time to retire the butcher block, it is safe to be put into a landfill and decompose.
Work With A Remodeling Company That Looks To The Future
At Cypress Design & Build, we are a general contractor serving the Monterey County area that listens to the changing needs of our valued customers and clients. When you work with us, we will explore new sustainable choices for building materials to craft the kitchen of your dreams. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation.