PaperStone countertops and panels, (which can be used to create tables, cutting boards, outdoor kitchens, furniture, window sills, thresholds, and more,) are made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper saturated with phenolic resins containing ingredients like cashew nut shell liquid.
The result is a solid surface that is resistant to staining, practically impervious to water, heat resistant to 350°F and certified “food safe.”
There are actually three series of paper-based PaperStone products. “Original” is made from 50 percent post-consumer waste and recycled paper. “Certified” is the FSC, Smartwood and Rainforest Alliance-certified product made from 100 percent post-consumer waste paper. Lastly, the “Virgin Series” is made from virgin fiber.
Available in the colors of slate, cabernet, chocolate, denim, evergreen, gunmetal, leather, mocha and sienna, they range in price from $35-$67 per square foot. Center for Green Building, 3309 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, (203) 382-0774. www.centerforgreenbuilding.com