In July, we were featured in Content Craftsman’s online blog, The Changing Face of Granite and its Alternatives. Check out what Tom Sweeney had to say about Granicrete below, and if you’d like to read the full post, it’s here!
Some granite alternatives certified food safe
If you like the look of stone but want to avoid the sealing issue, consider quartz (such as Cambria) or a cement-based surfacing material (such as Granicrete).
Cambria counters are made from dense quartz crystals embedded in resin that does not absorb moisture. Granicrete is a modified cement-based surfacing material that is colored to resemble granite and sealed with clear epoxy and/or water-based polyurethane. It can be installed over engineered wood or laminate.
Because Cambria and Granicrete are less porous, neither absorbs bacteria or stains. What’s more, both are certified for commercial food equipment materials (splash zones) by the independent testing organization, National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). Granicrete’s epoxy surface had been NSF/ANSI 51 certified since 2011. However, the Granicrete’s WB-P53 polyurethane finish just earned NSF 51 approval last month.