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Kitchen Cabinet Styles Shaker | A century ago, the type of material that were getting used for kitchen countertops were a whole different ball game from what’s getting used today. Through out my remodeling career I have torn out many a well used countertop from homes that were built in earlier 1900’s along with the original nailed down countertop was still set up. I have seen tops that have several layers of vinyl after which someone had installed a laminate, like Formica, on top of the layers of vinyl. Each new home owner had added the latest and finest product that have been developed for kitchen countertops.
Today it’s almost work just to keep up with all of the new and or recycled products that are getting used to produce countertops, especially because the GREEN PRODUCTS movement has really started to grab steam. Not only are companies using recycled glass but they’re now using recycled paper and cardboard. Bamboo flooring continues to be out on the market for quite a while now but do you know that you can buy bamboo countertops. Plus, one company is even mixing recycled post consumer paper with bamboo fibers to generate their counter material. Scrap aluminum shavings is another material that’s now being when combined a resin to produce, what I think, is among the prettiest and a lot novel countertops in several years.