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Shaker Door Kitchen Cabinets | A century ago, the types of materials that were getting used for kitchen countertops were an entire different ball game from precisely what is getting used today. Through out my remodeling career I have torn out many a classic countertop from homes that were built in the early 1900’s along with the original nailed down countertop had been in position. I have seen tops which in fact had several layers of vinyl after which someone had installed a laminate, like Formica, on top of the layers of vinyl. Each home owner had added the newest and finest product which in fact had been developed for kitchen countertops.
Today it can be almost work only to get caught up with each of the new or recycled items that are getting used to produce countertops, especially since the GREEN PRODUCTS movement has really begun to pick up steam. Not only are companies using recycled glass but they are now using recycled paper and cardboard. Bamboo flooring may be out on the market for quite a while now but did you know that you can buy bamboo countertops. Plus, one company is even mixing recycled post consumer paper with bamboo fibers to make their counter material. Scrap aluminum shavings is yet another material that is now being combined with a resin to produce, what I think, is among the prettiest and many novel countertops in lots of years.