Saturday, February 03, 2007

Environmental Building Supplies

There can be disagreement about global warming and its causes, but there is no denying the Green Movement. Our bookkeeper, Helen Pilgrim, sends us a note about Slatescape, EcoCem and Paper StoneCounter tops. She says she first heard about it in the Oregonian Home & Gardens section. "I don't know how this compares to granite, but it looks great."

shown: Obsidian Bar Closeup

Slatescape and EcoCem are cement-based materials that are heat-resistant and have a casual, natural look. This man-made stone is manufactured in large sheets, and custom fabricated for each installation. It is available in a range of colors and thicknesses. Fabricated, finished and installed slatescape costs between $85.00 - $125.00/sf.

An innovative material that is manufactured in the Northwest, PaperStone is made using a proprietary blend of post consumer recycled paper and resin. PaperStone is sold by the slab (1"x30"x10') for $975.00, or can be fabricated, finished and installed for between $85.00 - $125.00/sf.

The products are either sold, manufactured or both at Environmental Building Supplies (EBS) who bills itself as a local and regional source of environmentally sound building products.

Bev & Mike
Landfair Furniture + Design Gallery


J. Waxman said...

Look over VitraStone, which has all the benifits of CEMENT, but is made from CERAMIC-CEMENT. (Not PORTLAND CEMENT)
VitraStone is 70-85% recycled content, no off-gassing, pts towards LEED, low embodied energy, along with many other benifits to offer.

Garden Furniture Guy said...

This is interesting. I hadn't heard of this before. I assume it has the hardwaring properties you would need. Does anyone know where this might be available in the UK?

SadieKCarney said...

Paperstone is sold at Environmental Building Supplies, recently renamed ecohaus. It is manufactured by a company called Kliptech. The recycled paper comes from a family run paper mill in Washtington State. We reccommend the services of a fabricator and installer to achieve professional looking results. FSC certified Paperstone countertops are currently available exclusively through Built-E, the parent company to ecohaus, and while they can ship anywhere in the world, the expense of shipping overseas might be prohibitively expensive.