What is a Green Product?
While the definition might vary, a green product is essentially one that is both environmentally and socially responsible. Made from natural and renewable materials, a green product minimally impacts the environment, human health and can be recycled at the end of its useful life.
Recognizing these issues, the market for GREEN countertops has evolved and there are now unique, environmentally friendly options for those seeking to green their kitchens.
Hari Stones have over 600 different colors and styles of natural stone and quartz products that deliver aesthetic qualities, priced well and still fulfill certain qualities of being environmentally friendly. Certain natural stones have been critiqued as not being made from renewable materials and does not meet complete standards of a LEED project, but it certainly fulfills the necessary required points needed for a LEED project. Natural Stone is certainly the most sustainable product, due to its longevity. Hari Stones has also completed the Dockside Phase I project in Victoria that is designed to LEED standards. Demand for the classic beauty is on the rise because of the wide variety of available colors, veining, patterns and finishes.
GRANITE, The most durable of all countertop materials
Highly resistant to heat, chipping, scratches, and staining when properly maintained (Sealing once in 5 years). Comes in variety of colors, patterns, veining, and finishes. Some are just pieces of art that are kept for appreciation. Compared to any other man made material available, that are so boring and have no character what so ever if looked next to a fine piece of granite.
For decades, genuine stone products have been desired for their longevity, beauty and elegance. In Europe and Middle East, marble was traditionally used for kitchen countertops. Over the last several years, however, marble has enjoyed resurgence in popularity. Demand of the classic beauty is on the rise because of the wide variety of available colors, veining and patterns. Also with the advent of stone care products available the aged look is also fuelling this trend.
ENGINEERED STONE (Compac, Quartz and Marmol)
Engineered Stone may look like natural stone but it is, on fact, a composite of rock aggregate 90% mixed with 10% of resin. The most common engineered stone is made from quartz particles. This is a non porous material that is meant to be stronger than granite. Available with Compac in many colors and due to its consistency in colour, pattern and texture, so its easier to match seams.