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Recycled Glass Cement Surface for Countertops - Eco Surfaces

Recycled content in cement-based countertops saves cost and natural resources

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Cement-Based Countertops Using Recycled Content

Urbanslabs by EcoGroup Slabs  countertops with recycled glass

Urbanslabs by EcoGroup Slabs  countertops with recycled glass
Eco Surfaces manufactures Urbanslabs™ a sustainable cement-based countertops for a variety of residential, commercial and hospitality surface applications.
In an effort to support the California Department of Conservation, Eco Surfaces has announced the manufacture of Urbanslabs™ sustainable cement-based slabs now available for a variety of residential, commercial and hospitality surface applications.

Urbanslabs™ sustainable cement-based slabs with 60% recyled glass containers

Crafted by hand, Urbanslabs consist of 60% recycled, post-consumer glass containers such as beer, wine and liquor bottles that are commonly sent to landfill. This patent pending process contains no resinous binders.

Using Waste as Resource

"Eco Surfaces is taking a truly innovative look at the use of waste as a resource," said architect Jorden Segraves, chair of the United States Green Building Council’s Pacific Regional and Orange County chapters. Urbanslabs represent a completely new use for discarded glass. The company is effectively replacing a farmed resource with a reclaimed or "found" resource that fills a unique niche in the industry and product market."

Urbanslabs are manufactured using a proprietary cement matrix. Light weight 3/4” (2 cm) and 1¼” (3cm) Urbanslabs are made possible by an advanced mix design and unique manufacturing process.

Urbanslabs can be cut, bull-nosed, seamed and polished just like the fabrication of natural stone slabs such as granite. Urbanslabs can be utilized for a wide array of surface uses including countertops, bathroom vanities, shower panels, floor tiles, backsplash tiles, bathroom stall dividers, wall clad panels, outdoor living surfaces and for furniture tops.

Available in six colors, Urbanslabs coordinate with a variety of décor themes. Eco Surfaces’ unique surface-polishing process exposes the glass and provides excellent scratch resistance, while offering a refreshing new look to the industry. Concrete sealer is applied to the Urbanslabs at time of manufacture and again at installation to provide outstanding protection from stains.

Slabs Offer Economical Alternative

Urbanslabs offer an economical investment compared to poured-in-place and pre-cast concrete countertops, which costs hundreds of dollars per square foot installed.

Urbanslabs are available in the following dimensions, 8’ X 3’ X 3/4" (2cm) and 10' X 5' 6" X 1 1/4" (3cm). Custom sizes, colors and finishes can be created upon request.

To locate a distributor or for technical questions, please call 714-954-0161.

Eco Surfaces Mfg., LLC
714-954-0161 office
714-954-0163 fax

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