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Amazing Countertops

Manufacturers have improved old materials and developed new ones, expanding the potential for new and remodeled kitchens

When it comes to kitchen-countertop surfaces, anything goes. As Fine Homebuilding assistant editor Rob Yagid shows, today's options in countertops go far beyond traditional laminate and granite to include such choices as bamboo, scrap metal, recycled glass, and even paper. In addition to providing descriptions of the manufacturing process for each countertop material, Yagid provides sources of supply and price information. The article also includes sidebars on the latest in laminate countertops and concrete countertops.

Magazine extra: Go inside the IceStone manufacturing facility at the former Brooklyn Navy Yard, and watch how recycled glass is mixed with concrete into granitelike slabs.
From Fine Homebuilding194 , pp. 42-47
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