Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Beautiful Recycled Bio-Glass: Super-Strong Surface Material

Beautiful Recycled Bio-Glass: Super-Strong Surface Material: [ Filed under Surfaces & Walls or in the Fixtures category ]

It looks like smooth marble or textured granite, feels like rugged stone and stands up to wear and tear in a way that makes it hard to believe it is made of glass, one of the most notoriously fragile materials on the planet. Sinks, tubs, walls, floors and even heavy-duty exterior building surfaces can be covered in this incredible shatter-proof stuff.

Produced in various shades of green, blue, aqua and white, these composite materials reflect their origins as conventional glass bottles in terms of color but also in shape – you can actually see that these surfaces were once part of a round glass drinking containers. Imperfections become design details, and wear shows less on these hybrid planes as it does with composite materials generally.

There are all kind of cool green building materials and other types of recycled glass counter-tops, but few can boast the breadth of uses supported by Bio Glass, which comes in various eye-catching colors and can be used as a flooring material, wall finish or worktop surface. Functional, fashionable and eco-friendly, this innovative design idea has already won a series of awards and is sure to win some more.

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