Paperstone: The Earth's Surface

Paperstone: The Earth's Surface

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Emily Han
Mar 19, 2010

Store History

  • Headquarters: Hoquiam, WA
Recycled paper might seem like an unusual choice for counter top material, but in the case of PaperStone, it looks and acts much like stone – solid, durable, scratch and stain resistant, virtually waterproof, and tolerant of temperatures up to 350 degrees.

Manufactured by Paneltech Products, PaperStone includes two different recycled lines: Original PaperStone, which is made from 100% post-consumer recycled cardboard, and PaperStone Certified, which is made from 100% recycled standard office paper (from a paper mill located adjacent to the manufacturer). Both lines also contain petroleum-free resin made from ingredients like cashew nut shell liquid.

If you're designing a kitchen or bathroom surface, PaperStone is certainly a material worth considering. Other than counter tops, potential applications for PaperStone include tables, paneling and siding, window sills, door thresholds, and furniture.

According to Paneltech, "PaperStone panel prices are roughly the same as quality granite and brand name solid surface or quartz material products. As a result of the ease of workmanship and finish of PaperStone, the installed prices are often lower." Information on direct sales and dealers in the United States, Canada, and Europe is available on the PaperStone website.

Have you used PaperStone in your home? Share your experience in the comments.

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