Business Profile
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • April 2010

Natural Encounters

Entering the barn doors of Natural Encounters in Appleton takes you back to yesteryear, while offering you the latest in eco-friendly concrete countertops, biomass stoves and primitive home décor. We believe in old-fashioned service with a smile, while providing you with an informative and pleasant shopping experience.

If you’re looking for a countertop that makes a statement that common surfaces may lack, concrete is the answer for you. If you desire style, function and durability, plus unlimited design options, concrete countertops are the clear choice.

Natural Encounters is the area’s largest concrete countertop dealer and offers a large selection of styles, textures and color choices. Concrete brings new options for countertop surfaces without sacrificing durability. Concrete countertops are stain and heat resistant while offering easy clean-up and care. One of concrete’s most alluring features is that it is an artisan’s craft. No two are the same. The possibilities are endless.

Concrete is one of the greenest, most environmentally friendly materials on earth. Combined with recycled materials such as glass or metal, your decision to enhance your home with concrete clearly is an eco-friendly choice. Whether you are building a new home, remodeling an existing home, or simply upgrading your existing countertops, concrete is a great alternative. Visit our showroom today to learn more about this environmentally friendly countertop option.

Outdoor kitchens are a great backyard upgrade when landscaping. When installing an outdoor kitchen, you want to select durable materials for the countertops that can withstand the elements year after year. Concrete is a good choice for countertops in an outdoor kitchen because it is easy to keep clean and can be molded into different shapes and thicknesses. Natural Encounters uses an all natural integral coloring in all of its countertops. This ensures that the color is the same throughout the countertop and does not wear off like some stained products. We can also add unique items such as natural stone, recycled glass, or metal to create interesting and unique textures. As far as durability, concrete will last for years.

Come home to the added warmth and style of a wood, gas or pellet stove, fireplace or insert. We offer eco-friendly, biomass stoves and fireplace inserts by Magnum, along with stoves and fireplaces by Jøtul, Osburn and other manufacturers. At Natural Encounters, you’ll find many options for your heating needs.

Last, but not least, discover a world of hidden treasures in the Natural Encounters decor and gift shop. Here you will find distinctive home decor, thoughtful gift ideas and unique primitive art from exclusive local artists, all at very affordable prices! It’s like shopping in Door County, without leaving the Valley.

Natural Encounters is located at 2002 North Lynndale Drive (Highway A) in Appleton, between Wisconsin and Northland avenues. Turn east on Glendale where you see our turn-of-the-century farmhouse, complete with a white picket fence, and look for the white barn. For more information on Natural Encounters, please visit us online at We’ll leave our barn doors open for you from 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

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