Friday, April 2, 2010
45: IceStone Durable Surfaces
After that broken dish, frat boy's beer bottle, or ancient slab of cracked sidewalk get pitched, sometimes they go to landfills. Sometimes they go to IceStone. IceStone is a Durable Surfaces manufacturing company that makes kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, conference tables, patio surfacing and the like with recycled glass and concrete. The slabs of jewel-like substance can be mounted horizontally or vertically, and are green, extremely durable, and 99.5% inorganic, which means, according to the site, that these surfaces make healthy and safe surfaces to deal with. They also will not fade in direct sunlight, so an extra plus there. Two grades of "trash" make for two equally intriguing lines: the classic collection, and the refined collection. The classic collection is chunkier and has more variation in color (see the orange-y Tuscan Sunset above and green Jade Snow), while the refined collection has, well, more refined pieces (see the lavender Purple Haze). To see more, read more, or enter the Installation Competition, visit icestone.biz .