What is PaperStone?
PaperStone is a relatively new material for countertops. It is made from 100% post
-consumer recycled paper that has been saturated with our proprietary PetroFree phenolic resins and selected natural pigments on our treater lines. After trimming to length, resin
-saturated sheets are stacked and moved into a press where they are fused together under heat and pressure. Paper sheet count determines the thickness of the finished panels.
PaperStone's non-porous surface provides a lifetime of stain resistance and it absorbs
virtually no water. Surface cuts or mars may be sanded or rubbed out with an abrasive pad and treated with PaperStone Finish. PaperStone is extremely rigid and dense, lending to
additional applications beyond countertops such as furniture, vertical panels and partitions,
signs and cutlery handles. Its superior strength allows innovative cantilevered designs up to 18-inches of unsupported overhang when using 3/4-inch material. PaperStone emits no radon
gases and is VOC-free. It is heat resistant to 350°F and has been certified 'food safe' by NSF, the public health and safety company.
So what is different about PaperStone for my countertops?
If you are inclined to use recycled products for building materials in your home for personal
reasons or because you live in area where the government demands your construction meet certain standards such as The LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED)
Design Green Building Rating System standards, you will want to look at PaperStone as an option. PaperStone is rated highly by environmental agencies because of its manufacturing
process. See PaperStone Brochure at right.
You might also like PaperStone if you like the "soft, but modern" look in your home of office. It
has a soft rich glow, rather than a shinny hard look. It is softer to the touch and quieter than
granite or other hard engineered stone countertops, yet will stand up to lots of use. The cost is
about the same as quartz, so you do not have to pay more to get these qualities. It has a limited life-time warranty when installed by "certified" installer.
PaperStone is easily worked with CNC-routers to produce countertops containing intricately
detailed architectural components. Working with PaperStone is much like working with ne hardwoods. Experienced woodworkers with carbide-tipped woodworking tools can even
install PaperStone themselves.
To find a PaperStone dealer near you, call 360.538.9815.