Indeed Be Green!
The word is out! The best kitchen countertops
Brampton are green! Not necessarily in hue – although that's possible, but in
Until now, if you wanted a stone countertop, it was
necessary to use granite, quartz or marble. They are all great products, with
wonderful qualities and can provide a lifetime of beauty and pleasure to the
kitchen. But the new ECO by Cosentino ® countertops go one step further. They
combine all the best qualities of stone, but use recycled materials.
ECO by Cosentino is a new product that embraces
sustainability, design, and quality. They have single-handedly created a new
category of recycled surfaces - an original manufactured product that consists
of 75% recycled materials. ECO uses mirror, glass, porcelain, earthenware, and
vitrified ash. No trees are damaged in its production and no quarries are dug.
Even 94% of the water used in its manufacturing process is re-used.
ECO's Safety and
Strength Contribute to its Popularity
One of the reasons for ECO's growth in popularity is a
concern for radon gases found in granite slabs. Granite, and other natural
stone products, always contain traces of naturally occurring radioactive
materials that produce measurable amounts of radiation and, sometimes, radon
gas. Although all granite is tested for radon, it is possible that traces will
exist in the stone you use. The air in your home will dilute the gas. In fact,
a far greater producer of radio gas is the soil upon which your home is built.
But in any case, although quantities in granite are rarely harmful, you may be
cautious of putting the stone in your house.
Radon-free ECO is the solution. It also has all the beauty
of stone and is available in a range of popular colours. It has a high hardness
rating and an extremely low rate of water absorption and porosity – making it
ideal for use for bathroom and kitchen countertops
The surface is highly resistant to impact, chemical products, and scratches.
Other Advantages of
ECO by Consentino
In addition to all its environmental advantages, ECO countertops
cleaning easy. To maintain surface shine, all that is needed is to wipe it with
soap and water on a regular basis.
For more difficult spills, an ECO countertop must be cleaned
immediately, soaked, rinsed, and cleaned with a soft cloth. Check with your
dealer for the wide range of cleaners that are acceptable. As with all stone
surfaces, extreme heat can be tolerated for short periods but prolonged
exposure to heat may cause cracks. Use trivets or cutting boards for placement
of hot items.
Harsh chemicals will harm ECO's surfaces and this includes cleaners such as Drano, oven
cleaners, and floor strippers. Long-term exposure to direct sunlight may result
in discoloration. Cutting with knives directly on the surface may cause
When choosing materials for your home, and if you are
concerned about the environment, give ECO by Cosentino a serious thought. The
internet or Yellow Pages will direct you to the dealer in your area.