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Archive for September, 2009

It’s always exciting when we get new materials in!

This is a solid slab material that is made with recycled glass.  There are a few other products on the market that are also made with recycled glass.  One of our favorites is a product called Ice Stone.  Visually, the biggest difference between Vetrazzo and Ice Stone is that the peices of glass are larger and more plentiful in Vetrazzo.  So if you really like the look of the recycled glass, then this might be the product for you.

Vetrazzo is manufactured locally in the US in the Bay Area and most of it’s glass comes from curbside recycling programs, with the remainer coming from stoneware, reclaimed glass from building construction, traffic lights, etc.  When you purchase a slab, you even get a certificate of transformation which tells you exactly where the glass came from.

It is similar to granite in that it is heat and scratch resistant.  And unlike granite it can be easily repaired if you chip it and save the piece of chipped glass.

Price-wise, it costs more than granite however this is truly an area where you get what you pay for.  Vetrazzo is durable, has a high end look, vibrant and best of all green.

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point_spotlight_dynamic1Check out our new posting of our recently completed Montlake Residence on the Project Spotlight Page that will be featured in the Seattle Remodeled Homes Tour on the weekend of October 17th.

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