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Kitchen Counters: Recycled Paper Surprises With Durability and Warmth

Sturdier than you might think, this postconsumer countertop material also has major environmental cred Full Story
     Comment   June 22, 2014
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I put Paperstone Cabernet in my kitchen last year and am loving it! Haven't put any hot pans on it, but have spilled plenty of everything (water, oils, acids) with no adverse effects. It has a subtle visual texture to it that I like, wipes up fine, and feels very smooth to the touch. Some slight changes to that visual texture over time don't bother me - it feels like it's more alive that way, somehow. More like wood. I didn't want the cold hard feel of stone or metal, nor the distraction of strong patterning. I think of the Paperstone's burgundy tone as "settling" my kitchen. It doesn't call specific attention to itself, but shows off everything on and around it beautifully. Especially the green glass backsplash.
June 22, 2014 at 11:19am     
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Ebby Halliday Realtors
We recently installed Richlite Stratum on the sink side and the PlyBoo three ply counter on the peninsula side. I was very impressed by the hardness of the surface, and the beauty of the finish on the Stratum. We did finish both surfaces with the sealer supplied by the company. The remodel came out great, and I think the kitchen sold the home.
June 24, 2014 at 9:17am   
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