Squak Mountain Stone, A Natural Beauty

Squak Mountain Stone

Squak Mountain Stone is an environmentally friendly slab and tile product company based in Washington State.  Their slabs are a unique offering on the green market because of their natural appearance, somewhat similar to limestone or soapstone.  Squak is being used in a wide variety of applications including countertops, tabletops, tiling, hearths, signs, and stairways.  It is made of 49% post-industrial materials, which include crushed glass, type f coal-fly ash, and 2.5 % post-consumer mixed waste paper, in addition to low carbon cement and iron oxide pigments, making it a great option for LEED credits.

It is factory-sealed using a two part water-based sealer.  Abrasion, cutting, excessive heat, and some liquids, such as coffee and red wine, may damage or stain the material (this is the case with most natural stones such as Granite and Marble).  But, it is possible to re-seal and Squak will soon be offering "Patch and Repair" kits as well. 

Squak is available in five earthy colors, such as "otter" and "thunder," all of which would be a beautifully subtle addition to any interior environment.  The real beauty in this product is that it is meant to be different: it is not meant to be perfect.  Its appearance is rugged, it’s rustic, it’s varied, and, imagine this, its seams will show!  This is all part of the hand-produced, artisan-esque nature of the material.  Squak Mountain Stone has the diverse beauty of rustic, natural stone, and yet, it’s so much better because it doesn’t come from a quarry — it comes from reusing waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill.  For natural stone lovers who want to live green, Squak is a dream come true.

Visit the Environmental Home Center, exclusive distributor of Squak Mountain Stone, for specific information on the various size and pricing options.

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  • http://www.concoursee.com Jeff Demetriou

    We’d love to use this stuff…or Paperstone…or Icestone….or anything remotely recycled content for our projects in Atlanta, but no one carries any of them. It’s hard to get this stuff on the east coast period. We do have Richlite, but the color options are not very good. Wish Squakmountain would get a distributor here…you got one customer!

  • http://profile.typekey.com/sarahmeredith/ Sarah Roe

    Jeff,
    Squak told me that they have a distributor in Brookyln and a warehouse in Boston, so you might want to contact them about that. In general though, I agree with you and I’ve had the same issue. Everything is on the west coast and shipping is outrageous, not to mention not very GREEN to ship heavy materials across country. I’ll see if I can find some good east coast options – Sarah

  • Rob

    Icestone is located on the East Coast (Brooklyn, NY) and though it does not seem like they have any showrooms in Georgia (the nearest one according to their showroom locater is in Cleveland, TN), you should call or e-mail them to confirm. They are expanding pretty quickly and are very helpful on the phone

    t. 718.624.4900
    info@icestone.biz

  • http://www.tmi-online.com Justin

    Our distribution network is expanding quickly, but of course our largest concentration is here on the West Coast near our Seattle manufacturing facility. Visit our website or contact us for more information about where to buy our products.

    Every Squak Mountain Stone concrete slab is hand-finished so it has a unique character similar to that of natural stones such as marble, travertine, and limestone. Squak Mountain Stone is generally used in kitchens and bathrooms as a counter top, table top or vanity top. If you haven’t seen the “new” Squak Mountain stone you really don’t know what you are missing out on! Tiger Mountain Innovations, LLC has recently made some great product improvements to their Squak Mountain Stone product. The coal fly-ash previously contained in the material has been substituted out with more recycled glass. Furthermore, the slabs are available in a nominal 56″x96″ size at 1-3/8″ thickness. Slabs are gauged on the backside to ensure consistent thickness and ease of seaming for fabricators. A state-of-the-art vibration technology is used to minimize pinholes and give a more consistent character from slab to slab.

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