ProBuilder Product Report: Countertops & Surfaces

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Look what just surfaced! New countertop & surface products from Samsung, DuPont and more.

August 01, 2008

A Radiant Finish

Mineral Ochre, Mineral Sepia and Mineral Jet (shown) are three of six new colors in Formica's Mineral Series with Radiance Finish countertops. These surfaces feature what the company calls a "crystalline" structure, which has holographic facets to reflect light. In addition to the Radiance, six new stone looks have been launched under the Etched and Honed finishes. For FREE information, visit: 

The Right Tones

Ten new colors have been added to Samsung's celebrated Staron Tempest line of acrylic solid surface products. The new color series features natural tones and reflective chips for more brilliance and depth. The series, which now sports 20 SKUs, has been certified by the Greenguard Environmental Institute for low-emitting interior building materials. For FREE information, visit: 

Elegantly Recycled

Looking to green up your surfaces without delving into unknown product territory? DuPont's trusted Zodiaq line has four new colors: calm springs, warm taupe, Moroccan morning and mossy green, all of which contain 50 percent recycled material. The Zodiaq line is non-porous and can be used for applications such as fireplace surrounds; tub decks; and tub and shower surrounds. A 10-year residential installed transferable limited warranty from DuPont is offered. For FREE information, visit: 

Clearly Quartz

With earthy colors and a pure natural quartz composition, the Ruscello line by Hanwha makes its debut as one of the most bacteria-, stain- and heat-resistant surface lines on the market. The surfaces are easy to clean and maintain and carry a 10-year warranty. The Ruscello colors include Aspen, basento, liscia, piave and teslin. For FREE information, visit:

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