Is a solid wood countertop an eco-friendly option?

A solid wood countertop can give a kitchen a homey and natural feel. If you choose wood countertops made from reclaimed or sustainable forest wood, the countertop will be eco-friendly as well. Also, a solid wood countertop is more eco-friendly than countertops made from plastics since it is a natural and renewable resource. Here is how you can choose an eco-friendly solid wood countertop for the kitchen:

  • Choose countertops made from FSC-certified forest wood.
  • Select a countertop made from reclaimed or recycled wood.
  • If possible, choose a locally-made, natural wood countertop to save on energy costs used during transportation.