Green Sustainable - countertops?

By
Real Estate Agent with Sun Surf Realty

Recycled Glass coming to a kitchen near you. Yep, out of the landfill into the home. It's a new sensation in green and home design. 

Companies buy landfill and recycle glass as well as glass from municipalities when they change from glass traffic signals to plastic.

One of my buyers was telling me they are thinking about it for the home they are purchasing so I had to look into it. I love finding out about new "green" products.

After looking into it more I find that many of these products can be used for table tops, walls and even floors too. Gotta like it. Many of the sites have Green certifications such as LEEDS

 

http://www.vetrazzo.com/sustain.html - Vetrazzo - recycled glass

http://www.enviroglasproducts.com/ - EnviroGlas - recycled glass

http://www.icestone.biz/ - IceStone - recycled glass and concrete

 

recycled glass

Do you have Green-minded-clients?
Talk to them about this new sustainable product for building and remodeling.

 

Here is a site that has reviews - http://www.helpful-kitchen-tips.com/kitchen-blog/2009/03/14/glass-countertops-review-recycled-glass-countertops/ 

I found the review helpful - similar to info you would get in an FAQ

Kathryn Gorham | Sun-Surf Realty | Emerald Isle North Carolina
www.KathrynGorham.com
2010 President Women's Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter
252.646.4656 cell · 252.354.2958 office
Southern Outer Banks NC | Crystal Coast NC | Coastal Carolina
ActiveRain an Online Referral Network
Women's Council of REALTORS® a National Referral Network

Copyright © 2009 by Kathryn Gorham, All Rights Reserved. Permission granted to re-blog or re-print with the stipulations that you do not alter the original content and that you provide a link back to this article in the re-blog or re-print. Green Sustainable - countertops?*
close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the tree to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
North Carolina Carteret County
Groups:
North Carolina Real Estate
Realtors®
WCR, Crystal Coast Chapter
Tags:
recycled glass countertops
green products
ideas
kitchen
sustainable
real estate
emerald isle
carteret county
mls
kathryn gorham
free ho

Comments 4 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the printer to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Ambassador
672,143
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522

Great info Kathryn!  I haven't seen the glass counters here yet but would love to.  I'm off to follow the link you provided!  Thanks...

June 02, 2009 10:08 AM
Rainmaker
400,543
Marian Goetzinger
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000

What a great idea!  Kathryn,  Thanks for this post.  I can't wait to check this out.  It looks beautiful

June 02, 2009 12:16 PM
Rainmaker
496,721
Susan Haughton, REALTOR Alexandria VA Homes for Sale

I LOVE the glass countertops...I am sooooo tired of looking at the same old granite in every house.   We are thinking about remodeling and are looking at all the green options.

June 04, 2009 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
199,245
Kathryn Gorham
Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast
Sun Surf Realty

Lee & Pamela - they tell me at my local Lowe's Home Improvement that they should be carrying them sometime this month too!

Thanks Marian.

Susan - yes granite has been around for well over 10 years and we're seeing the same things over and over. Would love to if you use them in your remodel and how it goes.

June 04, 2009 02:56 PM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the car to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainmaker
199,245

Kathryn Gorham

Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the folder to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information


Emerald Isle over $500,000




" style="overflow:hidden;" seamless scrolling="no" id="custom-widget-content" onload="resizeIframe()">Your browser does not support iframe.