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IceStone South Portland ME

IceStone's biggest benefit to homeowners is that it's an attractive and durable material that's as strong as granite, not as porous as marble and as heat-resistant as stone.

New World Kitchens
(207) 761-4561
79 Portland St
Portland, ME
 
Hammond Lumber Company
(207) 771-8880
300 Riverside St
Portland, ME
 
White Paul G Tile Co Inc
(207) 797-4657
50 Allen Ave
Portland, ME
 
Clarke Carpentry
(339) 236-6901
262 W Water St.
Rockland, ME
 
Atmoscaper Design
(207) 319-5246
20 Trenton Place
Topsham, ME
 
European Kitchen Designs Of Maine
(207) 762-4561
119 Pitt St
Portland, ME
 
New England Kitchens
(207) 878-2641
565 Riverside St
Portland, ME
 
Concrete Countertops of Maine
(207) 924-7300
41 Abbott Hill Rd
Dexter, ME
Services
Custom Countertops

Hammond Lumber Company
(207) 771-8880
300 Riverside St
Portland, ME
 
New England Kitchens
(207) 878-2641
565 Riverside St
Portland, ME
 

Benefits of IceStone

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In the March/April 2007 issue, in the article titled "Best Bets for Kitchens and Baths," we erroneously reported that IceStone, a durable surface material designed for use as countertops, backsplashes, tabletops, and interior walls and flooring, was made with resins, among other materials. In fact, IceStone contains no resins or petroleum-based materials, and is made only with 100-percent recycled glass and concrete.

This is a critical point, since it means that IceStone surfaces contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can off-gas and affect indoor air quality. In addition, this lack of resins was an important contributing factor in the certification of IceStone as an environmentally safe and healthy material by Cradle to Cradle, a program designed to highlight sustainable building products.

IceStone provides a number of other environmental benefits as well, since it diverts hundreds of tons of glass from landfills each year, and operates out of a renovated, day-lit factory in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Of course, IceStone's biggest benefit to homeowners is that it's an attractive and durable material that's as strong as granite, not as porous as marble and as heat-resistant as stone. It's currently available in 24 colors, although it can be created in just about any color by adding pigment to the background mix.

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