Keep your eyes open in the coming year for a new locally-made surface for counter-tops. Environite is a glass-resin composite material made with post-consumer and post-industrial waste. Being billed as ” Sustainable Architectural Surfaces”, it is just that: non-porous, scratch-resistant and available in a variety of stock and custom colours. It isn’t limited to counter-tops either, with an ability to cast the material in a variety of forms, wall panels, fireplace surrounds and flooring uses are all possible. As a small company, the design, production and installation is all handled in-house, keeping overhead low and allowing for very competitive pricing.
Environite is currently being manufactured on Camano Island by John Carpenter and has been available locally through Des Carpenter. With an increase in local sales and ever-increasing transportation costs, they have started the process of opening up a local manufacturing facility, and are currently looking for a suitable location in the Victoria area. Future local sales will be handled by Kees Schaddelee with Des running the production shop.
If you’re looking for a beautiful solid-surface material for your next project, and want to rest easy knowing you are using a locally sourced, recycled material, this is a great choice.
We should be seeing samples at our offices soon so check in with us!
Sustainable Architectural Surfaces
desc (at) environite.com
kees.schad (at) environite.com