IceStone is a renowned manufacturer and marketer of recycled, glass, and cement products used in the countertop industry for over 15 years. Miranda Magagnani and Peter Strugatz, co-founders, set out to build a company that combined sustainable, ethical methods from process to product and a high-design solution to a real problem.
IceStone is made with just three core ingredients in their state-of-the-art facility in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard: 100 percent recycled glass, Portland cement, and non-toxic pigments. And of course, Icestone is made in the USA with 75 percent recycled glass by weight free of petrochemical and plastic resins scratch.
Because the glass is blended with cement, it is quite porous and can discolor if not coated with a sealer yearly, which is one of the concerns IceStone has faced in the past.
In the current iteration, they’ve added a “permanent treatment” to the IceStone mix, replacing some cement and reducing carbon emissions even more. The procedure prevents porous cement from forming. The following are some of the advantages of the new treatment:
Resistive to heat
No need for annual sealing because it is stain resistant.
UV resistance (fade resistance) has been increased, making it suited for outdoor use.
I. Icestone Recycled Glass Surfaces
Quartz is one of the most hygienic surfaces available. QuartzStone is a non-porous surface that can withstand bending, abrasion, and acids while requiring little care. Crushed leftover stone from quarries or natural stone beds accounts for 94 percent of QuartzStone composition. Slabs are made with cutting-edge BretonTM technology, which is used to make most high-end engineered stone goods and is renowned for its low environmental impact, safe manufacturing process, and product consistency.
PaperStone is a strong and resistant new material that is also appealing and created socially responsible. Its span is steel-like in strength. It has a stone-like appearance and maybe manipulated similarly to fine hardwoods.
PaperStone is a stunning and long-lasting solid surface known for its performance, warmth, modern appearance, and environmental sustainability. Its non-porous surface is constructed of 100% post-consumer recycled paper and a unique, petroleum-free glue that is stain resistance for a lifetime and absorbs almost little water.
Durat is a one-of-a-kind, environmentally friendly solid surface material developed in the United States from recycled, post-industrial polymers.. Durat’s over 60 various colors and exceptional durability make it suited to all kitchen and bathroom applications. Durat’s potential for any business or residential project is unlimited, thanks to its ability to be installed effortlessly and its flexibility to be molded and molded into furniture and sinks. Durat is made in the United States and is 100 percent recyclable.
II. Advantages and disadvantages of icestone recycled glass surfaces
Recycled glass countertops give a unique appearance that traditional materials can’t match. This distinct style can add a modern touch to your kitchen, especially when glass goes well with stainless steel.
One of the most prevalent concerns about natural stone countertops is that they are particularly easy to discolor due to their porous nature. This is not a problem with Glass. It will not age or discolor. On the other hand, the concrete in terrazzo recycled glass countertops will stain.
Recycled glass countertops are expensive. The supplies alone will cost you between $50 and $80 per square foot. Custom colors and designs, as well as more sophisticated installations, will increase the cost. Repairing recycled glass countertops is also an expensive proposition. If you severely damage the surface, you may need to replace it entirely.
Issues with Durability
Glass countertops are particularly vulnerable to chipping and cracking. Pots and pans, for example, can easily scratch the surface, requiring expensive and time-consuming repairs. As a result, glass kitchen counters are a huge liability.
Glass kitchen countertops are available in a number of contemporary styles. However, you are restricted in terms of the appearance you can obtain.
Many homeowners prefer adding different edge designs to their countertops. One of the least adaptable materials for this purpose is glass.
Glass countertops are similarly limited in terms of design options. It will always appear to be either homogeneous glass or terrazzo. Quartz, on the other hand, can resemble a variety of different materials.
III. How are IceStone countertops made?
IceStone makes long-lasting countertops using recycled glass, cement, and nontoxic colors. IceStone is an environmentally friendly facility located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn.
IV. Selecting a Professional Remodeling Company
IceStone will beautifully and responsibly bring your vision to life, from classic neutrals to bold contemporary jewel tones. If you are struggling to install or even create the Icestone countertops by yourself, you can search for some related Remodeling companies or the constructor to address your problem. For further understanding, it would be better if you look it up on youtube.
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