Squak Mountain Stone

Posted in Home Decor

We returned to Greenworks on the weekend with our samples, only to go home with new samples. This time, for our fireplace (which was converted to gas). Once we begin the floor renovation, we’d like to demo part of the fireplace to make the hearth level with the floor and to cover the pastel-shaded brick in some way (plaster or new tile / stone).

We took a look at Squak Mountain Stone, a green material developed by Amee Quiriconi. The material is made of recycled paper, recycled glass, coal fly-ash and cement. It’s hand cast into slabs or tiles that look a lot like natural stone.

We’re currently considering the tiles to create a hearth flush with the new bamboo flooring, and also to apply on top of the old brick of the fireplace. It matches well with the floor – we chose the amber – and has a lovely texture.

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3 Responses to “Squak Mountain Stone”

  1. Raul says:

    Keep’em coming! I am loving these “sustainable materials for renovation” posts :)

  2. Great post. I found it to be very useful. I will have to bookmark your site for future reading.

  3. Justin says:

    Every Squak Mountain Stone concrete slab is hand-finished so it has a unique character similar to that of natural stones such as marble, travertine, and limestone. Squak Mountain Stone is generally used in kitchens and bathrooms as a counter top, table top or vanity top. If you haven’t seen the “new” Squak Mountain stone you really don’t know what you are missing out on! Tiger Mountain Innovations, LLC has recently made some great product improvements to their Squak Mountain Stone product. The coal fly-ash previously contained in the material has been substituted out with more recycled glass.Furthermore, the slabs are available in a nominal 56″x96″ size at 1-3/8″ thickness. Slabs are gauged on the backside to ensure consistent thickness and ease of seaming for fabricators. A state-of-the-art vibration technology is used to minimize pinholes and give a more consistent character from slab to slab.



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