Urban Natural Homes January 18, 2013

Countertop Options: Paperstone


Originally designed for skateboard ramps, Paperstone is made from hundreds of layers of FSC certified paper held together with a water-based resin. Paperstone countertops have a neutral look and a warm and natural feel compared to the coolness of granite and quarried materials. It is extremely durable, easy to clean and maintain, and is stain and scratch resistant. A downside to Paperstone is that it will darken over time, although some look at this as acquiring a desirable patina. It is expensive compared to laminate, but in the same price as granite and quartz. Overall, a good sustainable alternative for those who want a warm, natural look as opposed to the flashiness of granite and other quarried surfaces.

Paperstone is available at the Green Depot as well as at numerous countertop suppliers throughout the area.

Green Depot
1950 6th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98134