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Go Green with Curava
With Curava surfaces, you can now take another step toward a green future with an authentic eco-friendly product for your home or business. Curava surfaces use 100% recycled glass in its composition within a resin base, creating a unique product with vivid colors and patterns. Every Curava color choice is made with approximately 60% recycled glass.
Not only is Curava environmentally sound, it is also a cinch to care for. View our maintenance page to see the easy details of caring for your Curava countertop.
- Slab size: 120" x 55"
- Slab thickness: 3cm (1-1/4” approx.) and 2cm (3/4” approx.)
- Weight: 3cm (14.56 lbs./sq. ft.)
- Slab finish: polished
- Colors produced: 5
- LEED points contribution: MR 4.1, MR 4.2, EQ 4.1, ID
- Percentage of recycled glass content (by weight): 60% approx.
- Very strong and durable
- Perfect for residential and commercial use
- General Care:Warm water and mild soap
- Polishing Needed:No
- Stain Resistance:Excellent
- Heat Resistance:Very Good
- Scratch Resistance:Excellent
- Bacteria Resistance:Very Good
- Mold/Mildew Resistance:Very Good
- Impact Resistance:Excellent
- Chemical Resistance:Excellent
- Porosity:Non Porous
- Fabrication Versatility:Excellent
- Visible Seams:Yes, Consult with Installer
- Green Sustainability:Yes
What is Curava?
Curava is a countertop surface made from recycled glass fragments within a polyester resin binder to produce a beautiful, environmentally friendly product.
Where do the recycled materials come from?
The glass has mainly two sources: landfills of broken bottles that would otherwise be thrown away and remnants from glass processing factories. These remnants look like small, uneven bricks of cracked glass that are usually sent to a landfill because they are unusable.
What do I need to do to maintain my Curava surface?
Curava surfaces are relatively easy to maintain. They are nonporous and therefore require no sealing. Please refer to the maintenance page for cleaning instructions.
Will Curava stain, chip or crack?
Curava surfaces are extremely strong and durable and will withstand years and years of normal use. In the unlikely event of damage, it can be easily repaired by your fabricator.
How do I go about ordering this product?
Please refer to the where to buy section.
What colors can I get my Curava surface in?
Curava surfaces are currently offered in 5 different styles.
Can I get a custom color made?
Custom colors are typically only available for large scale commercial orders. Custom colors are made only for jobs requiring 50 slabs or more.
What size options of the surfaces are available?
Curava surfaces come in large slabs measured 120” x 55”. Your distributor will customize your surface to fit any area you require.
What if I can’t find a retailer in my area?
Please call our office at (603) 262-1487 to determine your options for ordering your custom Curava surface.
Use & Care
The composition of Curava ensures that your countertop will be low maintenance as well as resistant to scratches and stains. Curava also has excellent heat resistance, but is NOT heat or fracture proof. Using some common sense, your Curava surface will remain beautiful and durable for many years to come, with virtually no maintenance.
Day to day cleaning of Curava requires only a damp cloth, sponge or paper towel. We recommend warm water and a non abrasive cleanser. Mild soap and water is the best option. For best results clean any food or liquid spills promptly. For dried spills a non abrasive scrub pad with a mild cleanser such as Formula 409™ should remove the foreign material. While Curava is normally able to resist most household chemicals, avoid products containing bleach or ammonia.
Polishing and Sealing
One of the tremendous benefits of Curava Recycled Glass Surfaces is that it never requires sealing or topical waxes in order to remain as durable and beautiful as the day it was installed. Because Curava is non porous, with normal cleaning procedures as stated above, the surface will remain smooth with its original glossy finish. We strongly recommend against using sealants, penetrants or topical treatment under any circumstance.
Curava can be damaged by strong chemicals and solvents; it is extremely durable but it is NOT indestructible. Avoid products that contain bleach, ammonia, trichlorethane or methylene chloride. These chemicals are typical in batteries, paint removers, furniture strippers and tarnish remover. If any agent of this nature comes in contact with your Curava countertop, immediately flush with water and then clean thoroughly with a diluted vinegar and water solution. If this occurs and a stain appears, get in touch with the installer of your countertop.
Curava may not withstand sustained heat directed on its surface. This includes but is not limited to heat produced by direct transfer of hot pots to the surface, radiant heat from crock pots or electric fry pans, or direct exposure to heat lamps. It is always recommended that a trivet or hot pad be employed to prevent unnecessary heating of the material surface.
Curava is NOT a seamless product. Your countertop will have seams in it where separate components have been joined, and they may be visible. A well executed seam may be smooth to the touch but also be visible. As a result of the manufacturing process, small voids may appear on the surface of Curava, approximately the size of a pin head. Typical depths of these voids are less than 1mm and do not affect the integrity of the slab or have impact on the overall porosity of the material.