When discussing new kitchens, it should be noted that counter tops are in great demand. The reasons for this are obvious. However, the issue with most counter tops is the fact that they are not sustainable of environmentally friendly. There is growing demand for recyclable materials such as bamboo for instance. In fact, most Australian companies are phasing off the conventional type of counter tops that have formaldehyde-free laminates.
Needless to say, the issue here is that these laminates could very well give off dangerous gaseous toxins into the air. This is a good enough reason for all homeowners to get sustainable kitchen tops instead of what is conventionally available. Other sustainable counter tops are made from hard wood that lasts long and would eventually take on a classy patina as time goes on.