No material obviously stands out as the best, and greenest, countertop choice. The ideal surface for your kitchen ultimately depends on your budget, aesthetic preferences, cooking style, and maintenance requirements while considering green attributes.
This fact sheet from Build It Green provides detailed descriptions of the following 10 material options for countertops including their green attributes:
- Butcher Block
- Fiber Cement
- Solid Surface
- Paper omposite
- Engineered Stone
- Natural Stone
Download this informative fact sheet to also see material performance ratings for functional and environmental categories as well as cost ratings.