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Quiz: How Can You Ruin a Green Countertop?
by Staff
You might think that an eco-friendly countertops product made from all-natural materials is damage-proof. Think again. Just like some traditional countertops, many green surfaces need a little extra TLC to maintain their beauty and durability. Take our quiz to see if you know what will and won't damage some popular eco-friendly surfaces.

One of the advantages of a stainless steel countertop is that you don't have to use a cutting board when using your kitchen knives.

  • Yes
  • No

With a green concrete counter, do you have to use any type of sealant to protect the surface?

  • Yes
  • No

On a bamboo countertop, can spills and standing water damage the surface?

  • Yes
  • No

One of the benefits of a stone countertop is that you can put hot plates or pans directly on it.

  • Yes
  • No

Can lemon juice stain granite or stone countertops?

  • Yes
  • No

Recycled plastic counters aren't as easily scratched as regular plastic counters.

  • Yes
  • No

Can you remove the scratches from a wooden butcher block countertop?

  • Yes
  • No

Can you cut directly on the surface of a paper composite countertop instead of using a cutting board?

  • Yes
  • No

Are the green laminates -- those made mostly of recycled materials -- a durable surface for a countertop?

  • Yes
  • No

Is glass tile made from recycled glass a strong material for a countertop?

  • Yes
  • No