Thursday, May 13, 2010

A second life for stone

Recently I came across a local company that "recycles" granite. They go to all the slab yards around town and purchase their remnants and scraps that were going to be thrown away anyway. The company then cuts the pieces into pavers, backsplashes, water fountains, etc. It's a genius idea really. I saw pictures of a couple finished projects and they look great!
I haven't personally worked with this local company, so I don't want to link it here just yet.

Today I read an article on Stone Business Magazine's website about the same subject. You can read the article here, it's pretty interesting.

The above photo is from the article. The slate tile backsplash is actually recycled from someone's roof!


DesignTies said...

That is a great idea!! You'd think more companies would have caught onto this concept -- like, say, companies that cut the granite in the first place!!

Our loft floor is the off-cuts of walnut flooring, and I love it more than if it was "prime" cuts :-)


Jen said...

I have also heard of granite shops buying machines that turn their remnants into rocks for landscaping. Pretty good idea!

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