PaperStone is a unique Counter top option providing a modern durable surface that is environmentally responsible. PaperStone utilizes a rapidly renewable waste stream of recycled paper allowing you to feel great about your new kitchen and its’ environmental impact.
As PaperStone ages it will assume a pleasing, lustrous, seasoned appearance that is an inherent characteristic of the material. This is a natural progression of a natural product, resulting in a beautifully soft, rich patina. The aging process takes time and, much like fine hardwood, a deep luster will develop in areas of heavier use.
PaperStone is one of the few architectural solid surface materials certified to FSC standards by the Smartwood program of the Rainforest Alliance. Accordingly PaperStone plays a role in enabling a project to acquire LEED points toward certification.
PaperStone is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper that has been saturated with our proprietary PetroFree phenolic resins and selected natural pigments on our treater lines. After trimming to length, resin-saturated sheets are stacked and moved into a press where they are fused together under heat and pressure. Paper sheet count determines the thickness of the finished panels.
PaperStone’s non-porous surface provides a lifetime of stain resistance and it absorbs virtually no water. Surface cuts or mars may be sanded or rubbed out with an abrasive pad and treated with PaperStone Finish. PaperStone is extremely rigid and dense, lending to additional applications beyond countertops such as furniture, vertical panels and partitions, signs and cutlery handles. Its superior strength allows innovative cantilevered designs up to 18-inches of unsupported overhang when using 3/4-inch material. PaperStone emits no radon gases and is VOC-free. It is heat resistant to 350°F and has been certified ‘food safe’ by NSF, the public health and safety company.
Come visit our showroom to see and touch the unique material of PaperStone.