Recycled Glass Counter Information Reno NV

Nowadays, there are several eco-friendly alternatives to traditional quarried or plastic-based materials. These green kitchen countertops are typically known as composite and/or recycled countertops.

Sierra Cabinetry Inc
(775) 329-8020
739 S Center
Reno, NV
 
Granite Transformations
(775) 323-8383
961 Matley Ln
Reno, NV
 
Cabinet Connnection
(775) 355-1102
4690 Longley Ln
Reno, NV
 
Vivid Countertops
(775) 629-4507
2210 Harvard Way
Reno, NV
 
Clk Designs Inc
(775) 826-2211
316 California Ave
Reno, NV
 
Cul Mar Products Inc
(775) 322-8083
2245 Dickerson Rd
Reno, NV
 
Des Idees for Kitchen and Bath
(775) 348-9550
146 Vassar St
Reno, NV
 
Unique Design Cabinet Co
(775) 355-8818
625 Spice Islands Drive Unit K
Sparks, NV
 
New Faces Cabinetry Inc
(775) 787-6688
7930 Sugar Pine Ct
Reno, NV
 
Lets Face It
(775) 626-1771
126 Mt. Rose St.
Reno, NV
 

Recycled Glass Counter Information

Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen countertops are one of the most important visual and practical aspects of your kitchen.

Nowadays, there are several eco-friendly alternatives to traditional quarried or plastic-based materials. These green kitchen countertops are typically known as composite and/or recycled countertops.

Environmentally friendly kitchen countertops come from a variety of sources, such as recycled sinks, tubs and toilets, recycled glass and porcelain, and even recycled paper. Some also use scrap aluminum chips. These materials can be combined with cement or fly ash (one of the residues from coal production that would otherwise end up in landfills) to manufacture the kitchen countertops.

Combinations of the above materials are bonded together using a resin or epoxy-based glue and then finished off into the classic smooth, hard kitchen countertop surface.

Paper-Based Kitchen Countertops
These countertops, such as Richlite ® and PaperStone ™, are made by treating tree pulp with resin, then pressing and baking it to form solid sheets. The amount of recycled paper varies by product - in some cases, all of the paper comes from managed forests while others use up to 100% post-consumer recycled waste. The finished product is similar in consistency to hardwood but is much more durable. They are heat resistant up to 350F and generally scratch and stain resistant under normal use. These products come in solid colors only, some with a slightly mottled effect. The color is consistent all the way through the material.

Glass-Based Kitchen Countertops
These countertops, such as Vetrazzo ® and EnviroSLAB ™, use recycled glass and porcelain as their primary materials. The resin used to bind the materials can be colored as required, resulting in a wide array of c...

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