Saint-Gobain’s Grenite Engineered Stone
Earns “Food Zone” & Greenguard Certification

 

Saint-Gobain's Grenite® is a sustainable alternative to materials such as laminates, solid surfaces, quartz and granite. It has one of the highest abrasion resistance ratings of all countertop materials and is impervious to fungi and bacteria, making it ideal for high-traffic applications in the retail, hospitality, banking, education, healthcare, entertainment and restaurant industries. Grenite is also flame-retardant, NSF 51 certified, non-porous, durable and easy to install.
 
Manufactured entirely in the United States, Grenite is GREENGUARD certified, non-porous, durable, easy to install and does not require sealing. In addition, it has also received “food zone” certification from NSF International. NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards and tests and certifies products for the consumer goods, food and water industries.
 
“Saint-Gobain’s Grenite certification underscores the company’s commitment in meeting the highest food safety standards,” said Sarah Krol, general manager of NSF International’s Food Equipment Certification Program. NSF approved the use of Grenite as atable or countertop for “all food contact types” at a maximum temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit in the following Grenite colors: Raw (tan); Viridani (green); Rouho (red); Azulize (blue); Celebrity (black and tan); Birch Prada (beige); Cinario (light grey); and Java (brown). Grenite is also NSF “splash zone” certified, which means it can be used on surfaces that are subject to spillage, splash or other food soiling during operation.
 
“Now that Grenite is NSF Food Contact Certified, it is further proof that this engineered stone is just as safe, strong and sustainable as it is beautiful,” said Diana Ohl, product manager, engineered stone at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. “Grenite retains its strength and allure year after year — even in high-traffic commercial areas that handle or prepare food, such as restaurants, specialty food stores, supermarkets and theaters.”
 
Eligible for LEED credits through the USGBC, Grenite features the highest post-consumer recycled content currently available in the market — up to 85 percent.
 
For more information, visit www.engineeredstone.saint-gobain.com or call 330-298-3964.

 

 

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