Curava Recycled Glass Surfaces / Artistic Stone Design / Richmond VA
Curava was born as a result of the growing demand for countertop surfaces made from renewable and recycled materials.
The team at Curava studied other products in the marketplace and with our extensive experience and knowledge of stone fabrication began to produce a “green” line of surfacing with new and exciting ideas. Our focus was to offer a product with even more recyclable materials that can be transformed into a hygiene-friendly substrate with minimal maintenance, outstanding durability and stain resistance.
Most importantly, we wanted to offer an affordable product that can benefit the widest range of users, yet satisfy the needs of eco-conscious residential and commercial customers.
Where can Curava be used?
Curava can be used in the following interior applications: kitchen countertops, vanity tops, shower and tub surrounds, table tops, furniture tops and commercial applications. Curava is not presently recommended for outdoor use.
Curava compared to other recycled glass surface products
Other recycled glass surfacing products use cement as a binder; Curava consists of a resin binder allowing our product to be strong, stain resistant and hygiene-friendly with no need for surface sealers or waxes. A cement-based binder requires periodic sealing and is subject to staining and acidic etching without proper care. In addition, most other recycled glass surfaces can contain only small particulates compared to Curava with varying-sized glass fragments.
Curava is a smart choice for business environments
With the push for environmental sustainability in building materials and construction, Curava is committed to offering a perfect eco-friendly product for business environments. There has been definite trend with commercial projects requesting and specifying more green materials. Both commercial customers and homeowners benefit from a product that not only looks great and is functional but sensibly makes use of repurposed content. Commercial projects benefit by receiving LEED credits that promote both sustainable and environmentally friendly design and construction practices.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system designed for evaluating a building’s environmental performance. The LEED system has been widely adopted for rating new and existing commercial, institutional and high-rise buildings.