Recycled Granite Pavers Add Luxury to Your Landscape

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While I’m not a huge fan of the granite countertop industry because of the environmental effects of mining the ancient stone and the around-the-world customary shipping, they’re obviously very popular in kitchens today.

Another issue is the massive amount of waste left over after fabricating the countertops.  Luckily, there are some innovative companies out there who saw this scrap granite as a new resource.  They reclaim it to produce durable, solid stone pavers, three times stronger than concrete, for walkways, patios, driveways, pool decks and outdoor kitchens.  Other hardscape products are created as well, including split stone tiles and veneers for stone walls and fireplaces.

Additional advantages of a recycled granite product include:

  • It’s a natural stone product and doesn’t give off VOCs (harmful volatile organic compounds that affect air quality)
  • A wide range of colors and patterns are available
  • It doesn’t fade in the sun
  • Slip-resistant surface
  • Low maintenance!
  • The split stone tile/veneer can be used indoors for kitchens, bathrooms, backsplashes and flooring!
  • It even qualifies for LEED (U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points
  • 100% of the stone is recycled and kept out of landfills
  • Great for residential or commercial applications
  • Priced comparable to, or less than, tumbled concrete pavers and traditional granite pavers
  • The product is backed by a lifetime warranty

Where can you buy these cool natural landscape products?

Tag(s): Conserving Resources, Green Design, Recycled or Reclaimed Materials, The Great Green Outdoors


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