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green building materials – recycled glass and stone – by Curava

Why Curava?

“Curava offers beautiful, bold and unique surfaces incorporating 100% recycled glass, delivering a rich and distinctive look not found in comparably priced products.” –Curava.com

Curava recycled glass countertop installation at Bar - Engineered Stone

The colors offerred by Curava have a very unique look and feel compared to other composite or engineered stone types – for countertop production.

Beautiful recycled glass Engineered stone countertop Tampa Bay, FL

“Curava’s superior manufacturing capabilities ensure the consistency of each slab, which simplifies the selection process and delivers peace of mind that every inch of the surface showcases the Curava allure from top to bottom.” – Curava.com

Superior Recycled-Glass Surfaces are Bound by Resin and very strong while giving a modern stylized look and feel. This countertop material is really something.

Curava (Resin-based)Cement-based
Non-porous; stain/bacteria resistantPorous; stain prone
No sealing required; low maintenanceSealing required; more maintenance
Durable; made to last a lifetimeProne to crumble

graphic of how many glass bottles qo into each square foot of Curava Engineered Stone - courtesy Curava

Sustainable:

One of the most eco-friendly surfaces on the market today, made from 100% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled glass. Every square foot of your Curava surface removes 25 bottles from a landfill. That’s 25 easy reasons to go green with Curava. Curava surfaces are manufactured using a variety of green friendly methods including a zero-water waste manufacturing process. 100% Recycled Glass

The recycled glass in Curava engineered stone is collected from landfills and other resources from post-consumer and post-industrial waste, including discarded glass bottles and window and windshield glass.”

“Come Out Of Your Shell

Two of our most popular colors (Lemongrass and Savaii) incorporate seashells, further elevating the beauty and appeal. Countertop surfaces incorporating seashells do not require any additional maintenance. They do give a very unique look

Given seashells are products of nature, the outer shells may have different colors (i.e., light red or light green) and may take on a slightly different, less glossy, finish than the surrounding surface. Shells might lose their gloss if subjected to acidic substances for long periods of time.

Smooth Under Pressure

Curava is manufactured using the most advanced slab technology available on the market today. This industry-leading technology allows us to create surfaces that are smooth to the touch. Throughout the complex manufacturing process, polishing heads apply thousands of pounds of pressure to the crystalline glass fragments in our surfaces. This process ensures that all of our surfaces require no additional sealing or polishing. We’ve done all of the work so you don’t have to.

Occasionally, the high-pressure manufacturing process may cause tiny, sporadic pinholes or divots in the glass that may not be visible but may occasionally be present to the touch. This is an inherent characteristic of the product and has no structural consequence. If you feel any imperfection, please note that this is completely normal and it will not deteriorate over time.” – Curava.com

An Innovative New Finish – ‘Sea glass’

This finish is the same as what is often called the leathered or brushed finish on granite. When the finish is used on recycled glass, it imparts a sea glass look, hence Curava’s name for this technique.

The finish is obtained by using leathering brushes instead of polishing wheels when finishing the face of the slabs. This removes more material from the softer parts of the stone than the harder parts, producing the finish.

“Uniquely Uniform for a High-Quality Look

Our surfaces are produced using a time-tested glass dispersion technique. Each surface that comes out of our facility has a remarkable and noticeable uniformity with dispersion of the glass particulates throughout the slab. Unlike many competing products, Curava offers a beautiful, consistent look in each and every slab. This streamlines the selection process for homeowners as every product looks uniform, both from slab to slab and top to bottom. Our manufacturing process strives to create uniformity, note that broken glass inherently varies from piece to piece so there may be glass dispersion difference between a sample vs. a full slab due to the mixing process.” – Curava.com

In addition to many other great choices in natural stones such as quartzite, granite, and soapstone, we have many other engineered stone countertop solutions to best fit your needs.  A&S Granite and Marble can give you some great tips for maintaining your granite countertop. Our installers will let you know what you should do to keep your countertops looking immaculate. Please get in touch with us by calling us at 813-571-1200. You can also send us a message via email by using our easy contact form

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