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Key Features:
  • Can be installed over existing countertops
  • 1/4" inch thick
  • Sheets or tiles
  • Qualifies for LEEDS building credits
Pricing:
  • Tiles start at $15 per square foot, sheets at $30 per square foot (2009).
  • Pricing as of 2009.
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  • Trend Q
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by Deborah Holmes, Ebricks.com

Want to give your kitchen a facelift without having to endure major surgery?

Trend Q comes in tiles or formed sheets and fits right on top of your old countertop. Made of up to 72 percent recycled glass, granite and porcelain is bound by a non-toxic resin to form lustrous tiles and sheets. Pigments in the resin give the material both saturated color and depth.

It's available in 50 colors from neutrals, which mimic natural granite, to fiery oranges and reds simply not found in nature. Not limited to countertops, Trend-Q can be used on walls, floors and shower surrounds.

Instead of being rolled into thick slabs, this material is only a quarter of an inch thick. That makes it light and thin enough to be installed over existing countertops. In new construction, it can be installed over level plywood.

Extremely durable and strong, Trend Q can be heated and bent like postform to form a bullnose edging or backsplash.

Resistant to moisture, heat, stains and scratches, Trend Q can be cut with a standard wet saw.

And all that convenience and versatility comes at a smaller price than many composite countertops. Twelve inch field tiles start at $15 per square foot, with sheets running about $30 per square foot.
 


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