Though they’re made from recycled paper, Richlite’s Northwest Collection composite countertops are denser than typical stone or solid-surface offerings, says the maker, so they can handle longer spans and cantilevers without reinforcement. They’re also stain-resistant and impervious to heat and moisture, and can be cut with standard woodworking tools, the company says. They come in seven colors. Installed prices average $90 per square foot.
Richlite Co., 253/383-5533, richlite.com.