Kitchen Makeover Series: Green Countertops, Part IV

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ecox_a08.gifOnto the next innovative green countertop…This sustainable surface called eco-X, is a blend of 70% recycled glass and cement. It is ideal for countertops, table tops, bath and shower surrounds, vanities with or without integrated sinks, fireplace surrounds, and walls in both residential and commercial applications.

Manufactured by Meld USA in Raleigh, North Carolina, eco-X eco-sensitive concrete surfaces are made-to-order so the finished product is ready to install upon delivery. This method also minimizes waste.  It’s available in 12 standard colors or customized colors. Standard thickness is 1 1/2″. Eco-X surfaces receive a honed finish and are treated with a low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) penetrating sealer. This treatment offers stain-resistance.

Eco-X countertops receive an edging detail that is eased to a 3/16″ bevel. Custom edge profiles are also available. The eco-X tabletops are available in standard or custom sizes and colors.

Meld also offers Quadra | eco tiles which are 3/4″ thick “handcrafted and finished in eco-X. Surfaces can be lightly polished to a velvety smooth finish or honed to reveal the various colored post-consumer and post-industrial recycled materials. Quadra | eco tiles can be used indoors or outdoors for wall, floor, and decorative applications and are available in a variety of sizes.”

Eco-X can be used to obtain LEED points. Meld USA utilizes 100% recycled cardboard for all packaging.

Tag(s): Going Green, Green Furnishings, Kitchens And Baths

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