Resilica sustainable worktops & surfacesEthical Home & Garden Hero Products
Beautiful & polished alternative to imported granite, quartz & dorian surfaces. Made entirely in the UK from 100% recycled glass
- Simple to maintain, with wipe clean surfaces which can also be antimicrobial
- Reduces carbon footprint. Choose from over 600 existing colour recipes, or create your own personal Resilica mix for your own unique kitchen
- High resistance to chipping, staining, heat, chemicals and scratches
- ‘Cold’ manufacturing process, with minimal embodied energy
Using around 700 recycled bottles in a typical kitchen, Resilica is an award-winning, hard-wearing, easy to clean surface that is manufactured entirely in the UK.
In response to the government’s 1996 landfill tax, and with sponsorship from the DTI and AHRB, Resilica owner Gary Nicholson developed a new composite while working for a leading university research centre.
Resilica was the very first surface material of its kind, and – due to its durability and eco credentials – has been the material of choice for hundreds of domestic kitchens and commercial projects across the UK.
Clients have included The National Trust, London Zoo, Costa Coffee, Leicester University, The Crucible Theatre and the Department of Health HQ in Whitehall.
Resilica is manufactured using up to 100% waste glass, reducing landfill and destructive stone quarrying.
Resilica is produced using special solvent-free resins; once cured these resins are totally inert and contain no VOCs. Water used in the manufacturing process is recycled where possible (with aims to recycle 100% of the water in the near future).
To minimise embodied energy, the slabs of Resilica are formed using a cold process and are then diamond polished and cut to shape using state of the art computer controlled technology. Suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and commercial interiors, Resilica can be straight, curved, subtle, bold – it can also seamlessly incorporate logos or lettering, and even be made to glow in the dark!
Large slab sizes of up to 2900 x 1350mm allow surfaces to be completed with minimal joints, but where necessary they are hygienically seamless and almost invisible.