Today Nikki writes:

I just moved to the east coast and I’m looking for a countertop that looks like granite, but isn’t granite. Something that is a bit more environmentally conscious. Is there anything manufactured around here, that doesn’t have to be shipped halfway around the world?

Good news Nikki, there is a slab countertop manufacturer in your neck of the woods. The company is called IceStone Countertops and they make slab countertops that look similar to granite or quartz but are actually made of recycled glass and concrete. If you have heard of Vetrazzo, it’s a similar idea. The difference being that IceStone is manufactured near you in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Not only are IceStone countertops manufactured near you, but it’s also more environmentally friendly. Don’t get me wrong, I love natural stone, but it does take a great deal of work to extract it and that does take its toll on the environment. IceStone is just more environmentally responsible.  It just seems like every step of the way the people at IceStone are making decisions that are healthy and responsible. From the factory being day-lit which reduces energy costs to the countertops being 100% free of harmful materials.

IceStone Countertops

So now that you know the material is environmentally conscious let’s talk about colors! IceStone countertops come in 28 colors for residential applications and an infinite amount of colors for commercial ones. No matter what countertop color scheme you are going for, I’m confident you’ll find the right color. For more muted designs consider one of the colors with pearl at the end. You’ll find a base of white with specks of glass that give the IceStone countertop just enough color without being overbearing. If you’re looking for something more dramatic, check out the Blue Sky or Persimmon. These are just some of my favorite colors, spending some time looking at their website will help you find yours!

Do you have questions about the selecting or the installation of: tile, carpet or wall treatments (window blinds, etc)? Then email me your tale of woe (diva(at) and perhaps I will be able to answer your questions right here at the Home Makeover Diva Blog!

Written by Amanda Hartley