Countertop Series, Part 3 – Eco By Cosentino

…and because I love the look of concrete countertops, I also love Eco by Cosentino in the color Crystal Ash:

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Their website says, “ECO by Cosentino is an original product manufactured from 75% recycled materials such as mirror, glass, porcelain, earthenware and vitrified ash. Even 94% of the water used in its manufacturing process is re-used. It’s a new product that embraces sustainability, design, and quality that has produced a new category of recycled surfaces. These are an ecological alternative to similar surfaces available for construction and decoration. All the manufacturing processes comply with high environmental standards; which makes ECO by Cosentino a highly sustainable and unique product.

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I love that they’re made by using things that would otherwise end up in a landfill, and I’m crazy about the little sparkly bits in it. We picked up a couple of samples of it at Home Depot a while back, and I’ve had to resist the urge to craft them into earrings. ;-)

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And although my favorite Eco color is Crystal Ash, HGTV’s Sarah Richardson used their “White Diamond” on top of the cabinets in the kitchen below and I think it looks pretty fantastic, too:

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I’ll be back tomorrow with a post about another one of my favorite kinds of countertops. Kevin and I are visiting some folks who have a slab of it today and I can’t wait to see it in person!

PS- To read my previous countertop-related posts, click on the links below:

1. Laminate
2. Concrete

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I hoping to post some sneak peeks at tomorrow’s countertop pick, later today! ;-)

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I love the look of this countertop! I’ll have to keep it in mind if we ever need to redo our kitchen (our house came with black granite countertops which we like, but maybe for a future kitchen) It’s amazing how good these recycled surfaces look these days!

  2. Juli P says

    Oh, I like the look of those! I love the look of concrete countertops, but dont care for the maintenance that is required for them. No thank you! These are lovely.
    I do think that the Crystal Ash looks better with the white cabinets. It’s too bright for me with the white diamond on the white cabinets. Not enough contrast. I’ll have to check these out!

  3. mary says

    i’d love your opinion on this: we have all cherry color cabinets in our kitchen. what color countertop would you pair with that?!? i love fresh and modern; our home decor is vintage modern. thank you!!

  4. Aimee says

    Hey Layla, I’d really like to know the costs of these options you’re showing us. I like the look of the Eco countertop but would like to have a general idea where it ranks in terms of dollars. Is it cheaper than concrete but more expensive than whatever? Or maybe just say low cost, mid range or pricey. Just need some kind of general idea. The kitchen is next on my re-do list although still a few years out.

  5. Stacie says

    How do you feel about soapstone? Its my dream countertop. I love that you can chop, cut, lay hot pots on it. Just sand it and re-oil and your good to go.

  6. says

    Since my husband works for a countertop business, I am loving this series. While granite is still Innovative’s (husband’s co.) biggest seller, the Cosentino products are a beautiful and durable choice as well. The Cosentino countertops look fabulous installed, and they are easy to keep clean and disinfected.

  7. says

    This is a really cool option! I would definately consider if doing a kitchen. I know cost is not a concern for your posts, just “your favorites” but could you include that info? I love this series. It is so helpful! So often people make choices on what they see in a store or magazine but perhaps they don’t have all the choices–you are really presenting more options for homeowners and that is so helpful and kind :)

  8. Martha says

    Oooooo, I am loving that material! Is it expensive, anyone know? When I checked the HD website I could only really find a price for a sample, not per-square foot.

    • Layla says

      Seems like I remember seeing the number “26” when I was at Home Depot, Martha. Maybe it was $26/sq foot? #Don’tQuoteMeOnThat #I’mProbablyWayOff

      *Edited to add- I just asked a friend of mine who has it in her home and she said it’s more like $70/sq foot. #ToldYaNotToQuoteMe ;-)

  9. Carole says

    Oooo, I love the white w/ the sparklies! It looks like marble. Love that this is recycled material. Thanks for sharing!

    We have cherry Craftsman style cabinetry in our kitchen, and quite an expanse of counter top space. I love both, but that white really catches my eye. And since I live in Oregon, the brighter the surfaces the brighter the house. lol

  10. Pam4003 says

    Sarah’s kitchens are always my faves and this one is my dream! The episode was great but I would have let her put in her original colour choice for the floor as I loved the yellow and green with the other colours. Looking forward to seeing more posts of your work soon I hope!

  11. Leslie says

    That kitchen episode of Sarah’s was just on HGTV this week. She talked about the counter top and I wondered what it was. Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Karrie Magrini says

    Many people have inquired about the cost of these countertops installed. I recently had the crystal ash installed by Home Depot in my kitchen this past Christmas. I had 56 square feet. They charge extra for the edge detail and installing the sink. The total cost came out to $3867. We purchased it during a 10% off sale so the price is the sale price. I absolutely LOVE it, and while is costs more than if we had chosen granite, I am so happy I went with what I loved.

    • Kim Masson says

      Really love this style. Found the counter at Home Depot. Is that a quartz backsplash? Did you find that as HD as well? Very nice.

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