Betta Stone Recycled Glass Benchtops
By using waste glass that is destined for landfill or storage and repurposing it, Betta Stone is tying off the loose ends of Australia’s recycling industry all while stimulating economy.
Currently the 1.36 million tonnes of glass waste produced each year is piling up in warehouses and landfills across Australia. Betta Stone is taking these stagnant resources and converting them into high quality sustainable building materials for kitchens, restaurants, cafes and office spaces.
With around 35% of all recycling waste being glass, there is a major supply of otherwise wasted resources that Betta Stone has identified and now utilised. Betta Stone products can be reused and reprocessed which creates an innovative loop system for glass to re-circulate through development and economy.
By engineering high end sustainable products from otherwise wasted material Betta Stone is changing the way “waste” is perceived across Australia.
Daily care and maintenance
General routine cleaning, use small quantity of non-bleach, non-abrasive cleaners with luke warm water and a damp cloth or sponge. Spills including fruits, vegetables, food colourings and curries, should be wiped up instantly followed by cleaning with a mild detergent and water.
Chopping boards must be used for cutting and ensuring not to drop or move heavy or any sharp objects on the surface will help to maintain long lasting durability of Bettastone. The durable surface of Bettastone has been designed to withstand normal daily use. Whilst it is resistant to scratches, cuts and chipping, do not cut directly on the Bettastone surface. Scratches and chips to the edge or primary surface of Bettastone are not protected under warranty.
Heat damage prevention
Protective trivets and heat pads must always be used underneath cookware such as skillets, saucepans, pots or dishes when removing hot items directly from any heat source (oven, cooktop or microwave) and placing onto the Betta Stone surface. Extended or instant extreme temperature changes can create heat shock cracks which are excluded from the Betta Stone warranty. It is recommended that stone fabricators inform all trade customers, builders and consumers of the risk of heat shock as it is a common misconception that stone can withstand high temperatures. Additional care should be taken around hotplates as oversize cooking accessories (e.g. extra-wide frypans) can overhang the appliance and conduct radiant heat directly onto the surface of the stone, risking thermal damage.
Chemical damage prevention
There are some harsh chemicals and solvents that can cause damage to Betta Stone. Paint remover, paint and stain strippers, nail polish removers, concentrated bleach (such as undiluted Domestos), furniture cleaners, oil soaps, permanent markers or inks, oven cleaners, drain cleaners and chemicals with high alkaline pH levels are examples of products that could damage the surface. If a strong chemical or solvent comes into contact with your Betta Stone surface, rinse immediately with plenty of water then follow with normal cleaning procedures. Evidence of chemical damage or colour change is not protected under warranty.
Difficult spills and stains for gloss surfaces, if regular cleaning procedures do not remove stubborn or dried spills/stains, use a non-abrasive cleaning pad such as a household sponge, along with a glass and surface cleaner. Should chewing gum, nail polish, or similar substances adhere to the surface, they can be removed with a plastic scraper. Gently scrape off the substance, then follow the routine cleaning procedures listed above.
Please note: many cream cleansers have been found to contain abrasives that may damage the polished surface of Betta Stone and are not endorsed for use
The Betta Stone surface must be wet with water and a small amount of “Jif Cream Cleanser” applied with a damp soft cloth. Use only light pressure and clean with a circular motion. Maintain the area wet with small of quantity of water to allow the fine cleaning particles to gently remove the stain. For all surface finishes, red wine and other harsh stains can be removed with a diluted bleach solution (a 50:50 mix of “Domestos Regular cleaner” and water). Do not allow the bleach to remain on the surface for longer than one minute.
Patterns will vary depending on each slab, which is a unique characteristic of our recycle glass benchtops as each piece is handcrafted individually.
Made from 100% recycled glass.