January 20, 2008
Remodel: Paper Countertops...yep, paper
Have to say, one of the exciting things about remodeling this house was the chance to use whatever knowledge I'd manage to store away from my decorating career.
A couple years ago, I was hired by a California kitchen designer to help research products for her personal kitchen. One of the products I came across was PaperStone.www.paperstoneproducts.com Ultimately, she chose marble for her countertops, but the idea of recycled paper stuck with me.
"PaperStone is a composite made from recycled paper and proprietary, petroleum-free phenolic resins made from raw materials like cashew nut shell liquid. It is the "greenest" architectural surface on the market today."
I chose (the color) Obsidian for our countertops. It reminds me of the soapstone counters I've always loved.
PaperStone can be found at Environmental Building Supplies (which is now EcoHaus) www.ecohaus.com