We’ve tried to answer the most common questions about Beachstone here. If you can’t find an answer to your questions, feel free to email us or call us and we will do our best to answer your questions as quickly as possible.
Q: What is Beachstone?
A: Beachstone is Maine’s first recycled glass and seashell countertop product manufacturer. It is made with 100% post-consumer recycled glass and 100% pre-consumer recycled seashells. With the gracious help of the Maine Technology
Institute and several other key suppliers, Beachstone has been turned from an idea into a viable manufactured
Q: What sort of products can be made from Beachstone?
A: Beachstone products include, but are not limited to, prefinished vanities, tile accessories
(shelves, thresholds, curbs), furniture including customized tables for the hospitality and design and restaurant markets.
Q: Can my organization partner with Beachstone?
A: Yes. Beachstone has a strong “Give Back Program”, which allows a partner to develop a specific promotional product,
such as a hot plate design. Proceeds go back to the partner organization.
Email for more information.
Q: Does Beachstone have a social mission statement?
A: Yes. Beachstone firmly believes in a triple-bottom line; social, economic, environmental. We use the Ceres Sustainability
model as a guideline for our corporate culture.
Q: Does Beachstone Contain any Volatile Organic Compounds?
Q: Is Beachstone “LEED certified”?
A: Actually, the US Green Building Council does not specify “certified” products, rather products can “contribute” to the
LEED ratings points system. Beachstone can contribute up to 6 points to the LEED rating system.
Q: Why Beachstone?
A: Beachstone is a highly recycled content product (85% by weight) which helps divert post consumer glass and pre-consumer seashells from landfill deposits. It is locally made from local supplies with local labor. Beachstone is good for the environment because we avoid wasteful use of water in the polishing process. In fact, Beachstone uses less water
per day than a normal household! Our facility is day lit and highly insulated resulting in a big reduction in energy use.
Additionally, Beachstone is manufactured as a “cold” process without the extra use of heated steam. Learn more here.
Q: Can Beachstone be used outdoors?
Q: How much does Beachstone weigh?
A: Beachstone weighs 10.25 lbs / square foot at a 1” thickness
Q: What finishes are available for Beachstone?
A: Beachstone comes prefinished in either a gloss or matte finish.
Q: Do I need to seal Beachstone?
A: NO. Beachstone comes “prefinished”
Q: Will Beachstone etch like other “concrete” countertops?
A: NO. Beachstone is made of 85% recycled glass which is inert to etching. In addition, Beachstone is presealed with a proprietary sealer, which is food safe, and prevents etching from occurring.
Q: How do I buy beachstone?
A: Beachstone products (prefinished vanities, tile accessories, giftware, and furniture) can be ordered through our online store or by downloading our order forms. Custom orders upon request.