Slow Design: Kitchen Countertop by

December 30, 2007

Slow Design: Kitchen Countertop

Issue · · December 30, 2007

Some of the environmentally friendly countertop options out there (recycled glass or wood pulp/paper composites) are just a little too green for our tastes. Not Squak Mountain Stone composite countertops, though, which have a chic soapstone look and come in five different colors.

Developed by an entrepreneur as part of her master's thesis (she was attempting to produce a building material using only locally sourced and recycled materials), the countertop is made from Portland cement, waste flyash, waste glass dust, mixed waste paper, and pigments. Coated with a food-grade acrylic sealant and buffed to a sheen, the material is stain resistent and warm to the touch.

Available in slabs or tiles. Visit Environmental Home Center for product details and pricing. Note that sample packs are available to purchase for $50.


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1. Color: Natural 2. Color: Thunder 3. Color: Quinnalt

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