Our Materials: Terrazzo and PaperStone Products
Our PaperStone Products
Think of all the paper your office throws away every week. Now, what if I told you that paper is being repurposed to create something uniquely beautiful and incredibly durable? Enter our one-of-a-kind PaperStone products.
What is PaperStone?
PaperStone is a revolutionary building material made with 90% recycled melamine and 100% recycled phenolic saturated papers, natural pigments, and proprietary non-petroleum based resins.
How are PaperStone products made?
PaperStone products are made using recycled papers, non-petroleum based phenolic resin, and a unique bonding process. The recycled paper is saturated with the petroleum-free resins and selected natural pigments.
After trimming to length, resin-saturated sheets are stacked together and moved into a press where heat and pressure fuse them together. This creates a lightweight, stain resistant, heat-resistant, non-porous, durable foundation for our LIVDEN designs.
Where are PaperStone products made?
PaperStone products are manufactured in in Washington State. The raw materials used to make PaperStone products are also sourced from within the U.S., making PaperStone products 100% made-in-the-USA.
Are PaperStone products environmentally friendly?
PaperStone products are certified recycled by the Rainforest Alliance according to the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) standards, and are certified food safe by NSF International. This material may qualify for LEED points.
To learn more about the technical information on PaperStone click here.
Our Terrazzo Products
At LIVDEN we have a deep respect for the ancient arts, and we love that Terrazzo is one of the original recycled materials. Our Polar Ice Terrazzo and Crystallized Terrazzo tile collections bring sophisticated dimension to our tile patterns, complementing each design in a singular way.
What is Terrazzo?
Terrazzo is a composite building material that is made by binding recycled materials, such as granite, glass, or quartz, with cement or epoxy.
Terrazzo is one of the world’s original recycled materials. With roots going back to the 18th century, it was common practice for Italian workers to fill in city streets with leftover marble chips and pottery pieces.
At LIVDEN, we love that Terrazzo paved the way forward for sustainable building materials today.
How is Terrazzo made?
Terrazzo products are made using a special binding process and a fusion of recycled materials. These products include a skillful combination of post-consumer recycled glass, granite, quartz, quartzite, and pre-consumer porcelain.
Where are LIVDEN Terrazzo products made?
Our Terrazzo products are made in Florida by a member of the U.S. Green Building Council who is committed to preserving our planet's resources.
Are Terrazzo products environmentally friendly?
Our Terrazzo collection is an artful blend of 65-66% post-consumer recycled glass, granite, quartz, quartzite and pre-consumer porcelain. It is made in the USA and may qualify for LEED points.
To learn more about the technical information on Terrazzo click here.
PaperStone Tile Close Up
Crystallized Terrazzo Tile Close Up
Our Crystallized Terrazzo is a statement maker with its oversized gems and bright tile body. We carefully combined our Crystallized Terrazzo with our most bold and daring pattern collections. You may not notice from afar, but step a little closer and you will see the large Terrazzo crystals working effortlessly with our modern patterns.
Our Polar Ice Terrazzo is a more subtle Terrazzo that offers a hint of texture and grain but ultimately lets our patterns do the talking. The Polar Ice option compliments our more detailed and traditional collections and is also easy to utilize with other materials. Because this option is white, it lets all of our collections really pop.
Each Paperstone tile is hand-coated with a proprietary matte glaze to give every piece a unique texturized look. Our Paperstone is comprised of organic ivory tones that compliment an earthy pallet. Offered in a 12x12 and 16x16 size, we love to see the pattens offered on Paperstone front and center. This durable waterproof material goes perfectly with other fixtures and will make a statement while still blending in.