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recycled Surfaces


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recycled Surfaces


 

Recycled Surfaces is the product of dedicated individuals focused on finding solutions for the growing problem of solid waste and interest from consumer and design communities to be part of the solution by incorporating beautiful products in their homes or commercial project.   We are able to be the company that we are because of you, people like and other companies that choose to recycle glass and porcelain that we are able to offer the durable, affordable and beautiful products that we manufacture.     Recycled Surfaces is an innovative company focused on quality products manufactured using recycled glass and porcelain for  the commercial and residential construction industry.  Our products combine 100% recycled aggregates with polymers to create beautiful and durable surfaces that have been installed in many applications.  Our products are manufactured  using a unique process maximizing aggregate percentage while decreasing polymer content in all of our Recycled Surfaces products.  

 

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Our Process


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Our Process


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Recycled Aggregate

Step one

     Our process begins with people who decide to recycle glass and other resources.  If you are one of those people thank you.  To gain access to the waste stream we work with our supply partners to purchase recycled glass and porcelain.  Ripple Glass is our longest term partner and played an important role in launching our company.  Through these partner are able to be discriminate in finding clean, high quality and consistent materials that we process into appropriate aggregates for our final product appearance and performance characteristics.   Recycled Surfaces has developed specialized tools for properly cleaning, sorting and final treatment of our aggregates in preparation for manufacture of our product.   If the aggregate is to be pigmented we utilize processes developed by Recycled Surfaces to bind pigment to the aggregate in preparation for the manufacturing process.   

 

 

 

 

APPEARANCE 

 

Step two

      The first step is working with our clients to  determine the  appearance of Recycled Surfaces products.   We begin by reviewing our library pf standard products and custom mixes with you.  If you want something beyond what you see we manufacture custom  mixes to meet  your preferences.   The process includes determining aggregate material—glass or porcelain or a combination.  The size of the aggregate plays an important role as does its color and the color of the polyester matrix.  Once the pattern and color is determined we utilize specialized tools to sort and gauge aggregate to the desired size and insure that all impurities are eliminated from the mix. 

Manufacture

 

Step Three

   Recycled glass or porcelain is combined with polyester matrix to create a beautiful, lasting and highly functional product.   Our process results in the highest percentage of recycled aggregate and lowest percentage of matrix material in the industry.   Our shop is designed to precisely fabricate actual finished sizes of panels where possible eliminating waste and additional work by installers.  We also fabricate slabs for post fabrication by contractors or other fabrication companies.  Following casting the panels are polished on either one or both sides to the desired sheen and finish.   Our products fill a variety of needs in the commercial and home market and have been used in restaurants, sports stadia, kitchens, bathrooms and hospitals.

 

 

We do this in our facility in Kansas City using casting techniques and processes developed by Recycled Surfaces specifically for creating sustainable and affordable surface materials for home or commercial use.   

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Applications


Applications


 

We are very appreciative that architects and designers have created many uses for Recycled Surfaces products.   The initial use was a new product that would provide beautiful, durable and sustainable options for the horizontal surface market.  This has certainly been a very successful use that continues to blossom for our products.  However the creative genius of designers has opened many other doors.  Recycled Surfaces products have been used not only as countertops, bar tops and table surfaces but has been fabricated into integral shower bases, shower enclosures, casework, custom lavatories, stair treads, privacy partitions in toilets, floor tile and troweled floor finishes.  We are looking forward to the next idea for Recycled Surfaces.

 

The typology of environments has expanded greatly during the life of the product.  Designers and owners continue to specify our products for a broader spectrum of applications including residential, hospitality, retail, workplace, hospital, sports facilities, educational and special use such broadcast studios. 

 

We welcome your ideas and will work with you to expand our product line and applications.  We continue to strive to elevate our products to better serve the design and construction communities.  Please help us do that.

 

Our operations are designed to allow us to provide our products at different scales.  We are designed to serve individual homeowners and or small commercial projects needing customized product and services, toprovide slabs for other fabricators  and for delivering mass produced products for large scale commercial installations such as hotel or hospital projects.  We are a young nimble company focused on delivering our products to meet your needs.