IceStone Recycled Eco-Friendly Material
IceStone surfaces are made from three core ingredients: 100% recycled glass, Portland cement, and pigment. This simple recipe makes IceStone the world’s safest, most sustainable durable surface. By purchasing recycled glass surfaces, IceStone’s customers have diverted over 10 million pounds of glass from landfills since 2003. IceStone’s sophisticated range of colors have a unique three-dimensional depth, and our high-density slabs rival the strength of granite.
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FAQ – Facts about IceStone Countertops & IceStone Surfaces:
What are IceStone surfaces?
IceStone surfaces are made from three core ingredients: 100% recycled glass, Portland cement, and pigment. This simple recipe makes IceStone the world’s safest, most sustainable durable surface. By purchasing recycled glass surfaces, IceStone’s customers have diverted over 10 million pounds of glass from landfills since 2003. IceStone’s sophisticated range of colors have a unique three-dimentional depth, and our high-density slabs rival the strength of granite. Please contact Capitol Granite for more information on IceStone.
What can IceStone durable surfaces be used for?
IceStone durable surfaces can be used for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, shower walls, tabletops, transaction countertops, reception areas, bar tops, conference tables, and windowsills.
What are the dimensions of an IceStone slab?
Each slab measures 52.5 inches wide, 96 inches long and 1.25 inches thick. A stone fabricator cuts the slab into dimensions appropriate for your installation.
Can IceStone durable surfaces be used outdoors?
While some of our customers have successfully installed IceStone outside, IceStone, LLC does not recommend this usage, as harmful external factors may damage the surface.
What edge details are possible with IceStone durable countertops/surfaces?
IceStone, LLC recommends using one of the following edge finishes: bullnose (half or full), pencil, eased, or platner.
What finishes are available for IceStone durable countertops/surfaces?
IceStone surfaces are shipped out of Brooklyn with a high-gloss finish but slabs can be honed or sandblasted as well.
How do I care for my IceStone countertops & IceStone surface?
IceStone recycled glass and cement surfaces can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth and one of our recommended cleaners. IceStone surfaces are very dense, but still porous, so IceStone surfaces have to be sealed to prevent staining, and waxed to prevent etching. Keep the surface dry and immediately wipe up spills, especially of coffee, wine, soda, juice, and oil or vinegar based products. Seal and wax your IceStone surfaces every six months to protect their beauty and luster. Please refer to our Care and Maintenance Guidelines for detailed information on how to care for your IceStone surface.
Do IceStone Countertops/surfaces need to be sealed or waxed?
Yes. IceStone LLC requires fabricators to seal and wax the surface before or at the time of installation. Homeowners and building maintenance staff should reseal and rewax if liquids do not bead up on the surface, after removing a stain, or if it’s been six months since the last application of sealer and wax. Please refer to our Care and Maintenance Guidelines for detailed information on how to seal, wax, and care for your IceStone surface.
Care and Maintenance of my IceStone Countertops
IceStone recycled glass and concrete surfaces are a beautiful, unique, and sustainable alternative to quarried stone and petrochemical based engineered surfaces. Each IceStone slab is handcrafted in the heart of New York City. IceStone surfaces can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth and one of our recommended cleaners. Keep the surface dry and immediately wipe up spills, especially of coffee, wine, soda, juice, and oil or vinegar based products.
IceStone surfaces are manufactured without any petrochemicals or resins, making it a healthy choice for the home and office. The surface is very dense, but still porous, so IceStone surfaces have to be sealed to prevent staining, and waxed to prevent etching. Staining is caused by liquids that have penetrated and discolored the surface; stains may be removed following the procedures in these guidelines. Etching is caused by acidic liquids that have eroded, dulled and discolored the surface. If etching does occur, Capitol Granite can provide detailed instructions on how to remove etch marks.
IceStone surfaces are designed with durability in mind. Like all surfaces, IceStone will show signs of everyday wear and tear over time. With common sense care, and regular sealing and waxing, you can maintain the beauty and quality of your IceStone surface for years to come.
Caring for your IceStone Surfaces:
- Immediately wipe up spillswith a damp cloth and water, especially acidic liquids like coffee, wine, fruit juices, and vinegar.
- Use CHENG Concrete Countertop Polish on your surface once a week to maximize the durability of the sealer and wax.
- Use cleaning products that are free of chlorine bleach, ammonia, acids or citrus scents. Avoid harsh cleaning products such as Windex, Brillo, Ajax, Spic n’ Span and Clorox Greenworks. Instead, use the cleaning products recommended in these guidelines.
- Place a tray under coffee machines and soap dispensers to prevent any drips from staining and etching the surface.
- As with all surfaces, use trivets and cutting boards to help protect the sealer on your IceStone Countertops.
Recommended Products for Cleaning Your IceStone Countertops:
- Seventh Generation All-Purpose Cleaner
- Method Multi-Surface Cleaner
- Method Daily Granite Cleaner
- Simple Green Stone Cleaner
- Hanafinn Oxy-Klenza
Recommended Products for Sealing Your IceStone Countertops:
IceStone, LLC recommends Tenax Protex Premium Sealer, a solvent-based sealer, for its superior performance. For those who prefer water-based sealers, Miracle 511 H2O Plus is also effective. Meta Crème Next Generation Impregnating Sealer is an effective water-based sealer, and can be applied by Dry Treat Authorized Applicators.
Recommended Products for Waxing Your IceStone Countertops:
After sealing, apply CHENG Concrete Countertop Wax or Goddard’s Granite & Marble Liquid Polish on the surface to protect against etching. Use CHENG Concrete Countertop Polish once a week to maximize the durability of the sealer and wax.
IceStone Sealing and Waxing Guidelines:
IceStone, LLC requires that the fabricator seal and wax the surface before or at the time of installation.
How to tell when it is time to reseal and rewax IceStone surfaces:
- If liquids do not bead up on the surface
- After removing a stain
- If it’s been six months since the last application
How to seal and wax IceStone surfaces:
- Pour acetone directly on the surface and wipe it clean and dry with a white cotton cloth. The acetone removes any residual sealer, wax and dirt.
- Apply one of our recommended sealers by following the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Apply one of our recommended waxes by following the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Seal and wax every six months. IceStone must be waxed after every sealing.
- Use CHENG Concrete Countertop Polish once a week to maximize the durability of the sealer and wax. Contact Customer Service for a commercial care and maintenance schedule if your installation is in a high-traffic commercial area, like an office pantry.
How to remove stains from your IceStone Surfaces:
Stains occur when liquids penetrate the surface of IceStone that was not sealed or where the sealer has worn off.
One method that may remove stains from IceStone surface:
- Use a damp cloth to wet the surface with non–chlorine bleach (we recommend Seventh Generation non-chlorine bleach).
- Leave the saturated cloth on the surface until stain clears, which can take 15 minutes to 7 hours, depending on the severity of the stain. Check the surface periodically to see whether the surface has been restored to its natural color.
- After the stain is removed, seal and wax the area that was affected. If the stain persists, please contact Capitol Granite to help resolve the issue.