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,

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