As the Home Makeover Diva, I’m expected to keep up to date with all the latest and greatest products for the home. But I have to admit I’ve been letting myself slack lately when it comes to eco friendly countertop solutions.
It was only quite recently that I became aware of a product called PaperStone.
And after tracking down a dealer in my area, I actually got to see a sample of the recycled paper countertops. I’ve got to say, I’m impressed! Like any product though it has good and bad points so check out this list of pro’s and con’s to see if you should consider PaperStone for your next kitchen makeover!
PaperStone Countertops Pros And Cons
The pros: Good for the environment, made from either post consumer cardboard or office paper and petroleum-free resin, PaperStone has the look of solid surface countertop but does not feel cold like granite or quartz, it’s durable, and is beautiful with a stone like look.
The Cons: Dyes may darken or yellow over time. There are only twelve colors available at this time.. PaperStone is expensive compared to laminate, but is in the same price range as granite and quartz.
If you want to know more about how eco friendly and durable PaperStone is check out this quote directly from their website:
“PaperStone isn’t just an attractive new material that is produced in a socially responsible manner, it is also strong and tough. It has steel-like strength in span. It has stone-like beauty and it can be worked like fine hardwoods. PaperStone is innovative and cost competitive.“
At the very least I think this is a great new product to be considered when choosing an eco friendly countertop for any home makeover!