Now more than ever, Americans are becoming proactive about protecting the environment; in a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2016, 74% of American adults said that as a nation, we should do whatever it takes to protect the environment. It’s no surprise, then, that this concern for our planet has trickled down into almost every facet of our lives; the “Green Building Movement” has made huge strides in recent years as a cause with a focus on the responsible stewardship of our environment through the use of environmentally friendly building practices.
As proud supporters of Green Building and Eco-Friendly building materials, we at AA Marble & Granite make it a priority to provide a natural product that can stand the test of time while also having a positive impact on the planet that we all call home. When it comes to countertop materials that are durable, beautiful, sanitary, eco-friendly, and recyclable, nothing can beat granite.
- Granite is naturally resistant to bacteria; not only does this mean that it won’t harbor dangerous bacteria for extended periods, it also means that you’ll never need to use harsh, corrosive cleaners that would otherwise cause damage to the environment.
- We offer a selection of locally sourced granite that is mined with responsible quarrying practices; the energy consumption necessary to transport, fabricate, and install granite countertops is fairly high, but since granite lasts forever, you’ll never need to do it again, and that’s a net gain for the environment.
- Granite is very easy to refurbish, and the process can be performed without taking the granite out of your home; if you’re interested in building with refurbished granite, then purchasing a pre-owned set of countertops can go a long way to reduce the impact of your countertop project on the planet.
The impact that synthetic materials have on the environment cannot be understated: surfaces like laminate or ceramic tile can potentially contain harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, as well as Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, which have a negative impact on indoor air quality. Every slab of granite in our stone-yard is guaranteed to be free from VOCs, harmful chemicals, radon, and gases that might otherwise impact the quality of the air in your home. Unlike laminate, which generally winds up in a landfill, granite can also be “downcycled” for use in other applications, and never needs to be thrown away.
Whether you already have a set of granite countertops that you love or a set of synthetic countertops that you’d love to get rid of, AA Marble & Granite is here to help you start your countertop project in a way that is both efficient and environmentally friendly. To learn more about our fabrication and installation process, our catalog of natural stone, or our complimentary countertop design consultation, give us a call at (770) 872-4066, email us at [email protected], or fill out our Quick Contact Form to start your journey towards a more eco-friendly home.