Saint-Gobain’s Engineered Stone Grenite® Series Provides Sustainable Solution for Wide Range of Surface Applications – Big and Small

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Saint-Gobain is offering Grenite® in its portfolio of engineered stone surface solutions. Manufactured entirely in the United States, the Grenite line provides building and design professionals with an environmentally friendly surface that can be engineered to fit customers’ needs.

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Grenite® is a sustainable alternative to materials such as laminates, solid surfaces, quartz and granite.

A game changer for engineered stone, Saint-Gobain’s proprietary manufacturing process makes it possible to produce both small and large runs of flat sheets in standard and custom colors.

Saint-Gobain is offering Grenite® in its portfolio of engineered stone surface solutions. Manufactured entirely in the United States, the Grenite line provides building and design professionals with an environmentally friendly surface that can be engineered to fit customers’ needs.

“A game changer for engineered stone, Saint-Gobain’s proprietary manufacturing process makes it possible to produce both small and large runs of flat sheets in standard and custom colors,” said Patrice Lallement, marketing and business development manager at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. “Trade professionals now have a sustainable, durable and aesthetically pleasing surface solution for any size job.”

The Grenite line has a unique look and feel compared to other countertop materials. In addition to customizable options, available colors include: Anaconda Black; Raw (tan); Viridani (green); Light Grey; Rouho (red); Azulize (blue); Celebrity (black & tan); Birch Prada (beige); and Java (brown). Saint-Gobain is also engineering additional colors and patterns that will debut this spring.

Grenite is a sustainable alternative to materials such as laminates, solid surfaces, quartz and granite. It features the highest post-consumer recycled content currently available in the market — up to 85 percent — and is eligible for LEED® points through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

With a much higher abrasion resistance than other countertop materials — average 303, tested by ASTM C1353 — Grenite is ideal for high-traffic horizontal and vertical applications in the retail, hospitality, banking, education, entertainment and restaurant industries. Grenite is also flame retardant, NSF 51 certified, non-porous, durable and easy to install.

For more information about Saint-Gobain’s Engineered Stone, visit http://www.engineeredstone.saint-gobain.com, email engineeredstone(at)saint-gobain(dot)com or call 330-298-3964.

About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than 265 locations in North America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.7 billion in 2011.

Saint-Gobain’s family of companies in North America includes CertainTeed Corporation, as well as Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Saint-Gobain ADFORS, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America, Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain Solar, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and more.

Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Saint-Gobain earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. For information about Saint-Gobain in North America, visit http://www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com.

About Saint-Gobain Worldwide
Saint-Gobain (SGO:PAR), headquartered in Paris, is the world leader in habitat markets – providing innovative solutions to meet today’s challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2011 sales of $56 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain, please visit http://www.saint-gobain.com.

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