Specs & Details


 

General

Revolv Solid Surfaces offer a unique satin finish and are made using 82% recycled material, including post consumer recycled bottle glass. Revolv's proprietary stain resistant and maintenance free formulation is epoxy based and has zero VOC emissions. 

Revolv Solid Surfaces are suitable for any indoor application including high traffic commercial uses, hospitals and food prep areas. (Revolv Solid Surfaces are not recommended for exterior applications.) 

Slabs are available in two standard sizes; 28” x 109” and 46.5” x 109” . Thickness 3cm. Custom slab sizing is available to help increase material yield and reduce costs. 



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Environmental

The epoxy we use in our solid surfaces is based on an epoxy the Shed Aquarium in Chicago uses for their aquatic exhibits. It’s non-toxic to work with in both manufacturing and end-user environments, it’s inert, stable and has zero volatile organic compound (VOC) off-gassing. Our epoxy resin is very different than the polyester resins typically used in the solid surface industry. Polyester resin is less expensive than the epoxy we use, but is noxious to work with and often gives off VOCs even after installation. The Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone-Peroxide (MEKP), used to catalyze (or harden) polyester resin is very toxic to work with. We don’t want ourselves, our workers, or fabricators exposed to this material. - Fabricators working with polyesters often complain of headaches and sickness when working with the material.

Revolv countertops are ideal for sustainable building projects. The key environmental aspects of the line are outlined as questions below:

Can the use of Revolv countertops contribute to a building attaining LEED certification as a green building? Yes, Although there are categories that fall outside the area which Revolv can contribute, the overall effort in the green building can be helped by the installation of Revolv countertops and may contribute to LEED points in the following categories;

LEED category: Materials and Resources Credit 4.1: Recycled Content 10%

Intent: Increase demand for building products that have incorporated recycled content materials, thereby reducing the impacts resulting from the extraction of new materials.

Requirements: Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes as at least 10% (based on cost) of the total value of the materials in the project.

A high percentage (approximately 82%) of the weight of Revolv Recycled Solid Surfaces are made of pre-consumer waste. We actually collect some material from our neighboring manufacturers. Much of this collected material used to go directly to landfill.

LEED category: Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 4:1: Low Emitting Materials: Adhesives and Sealants

Intent: Reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well-being of installers and occupants

Requirements: VOC emissions from adhesives and sealants must not exceed the VOC and chemical components limits of Green Seal's standard GS-11 requirements

Revolv countertops can be set with VOC compliant adhesive. Revolv countertops are pre-sealed with a proprietary polymer sealer which complies with the GS-11 requirements.

LEED category: Materials and Resources Credit 5:1 20% manufactured regionally Credit 5:2 50% manufactured regionally

Intent: Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the regional economy and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation

Requirements: Use a minimum of 20%/50% of building materials and products that are *manufactured regionally within 500 miles.

Revolv countertops are made in Chicago, Illinois USA. Use zip code 60640 to determine regional radius.

*Manufacturing refers to the final assembly of components into the building product that is furnished and installed by the tradesmen. For example, if the hardware comes from Dallas, TX, the lumber from Vancouver, British Columbia and the joist is assembled in Kent, Washington; then the location of the final assembly is Kent, Washington.

Note: The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System represents the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGB's) effort to provide a national standard for what constitutes a "green building". USGBC or LEED does not certify building products but rather provides a standard by which a building can be rated and certified as green.

Is the waste water filtered and reused in manufacturing? Yes, we have a water filtration system in our facility.

Are recycled materials part of the content of your tile? Yes. What percentage? Approximately 72% of the weight of Revolv Recycled Solid Surfaces are made of pre consumer waste. Approximately 10% of the weight of Revolv Recycled Solid Surfaces are made of post consumer waste.

Are you manufacturing using energy saving methods? Yes, we use many energy saving methods when making Revolv Recycled Solid Surface. While developing our Revolv line it was exciting and rewarding to create a solid surface line that was high in recycled content and low in energy usage to manufacture. 

Is your product made of post-consumer waste? Yes, a portion of our Solid Surfaces are made from post consumer recycled bottle glass. 

Do you use regional materials? Yes, a portion of Revolv Solid Surfaces comes from an area within 500 miles of Chicago, Illinois where Revolv is manufactured.

Shipping, and the electricity to power our equipment does contribute to some greenhouse gas emissions. Our facility is located in Chicago, Illinois where unfortunately, coal burning constitutes approximately 8% of the power supplied to our facility by Commonwealth Edison. (If you live in Illinois, contact your government representatives to push for clean electric alternatives.) That said, very little of the manufacturing of Revolv countertops requires mining or firing so our output is comparably low.


 

Installation

Revolv Solid Surface cuts and tools like natural stone with wet saws and diamond pads. 

Rodding should be used on overhangs 6” or larger, sink fronts and over dishwashers or other appliance gaps in the substrate.

Store sheets indoors, upright and on edge. When storing multiple sheets they should be clamped together. 

For a PDF file of Revolv Solid Surface installation instructions please click here.


 

Use & Care

Revolv Solid Surfaces are suitable for any indoor application including high traffic commercial uses, hospitals and food prep areas. (Revolv Solid Surfaces are not recommended for exterior applications.)


Whoops, spilled wine? No problem. Even if left to dry red wine, vinegar, coffee, etc. will clean right up.


Revolv Solid Surfaces are maintenance free and easy to clean. For routine cleaning use Murphy’s Oil Soap or any other mild soap or household cleaner and a dish rag, sponge or White Scotch pad. For stubborn dried materials, gently agitate with a soft scouring cleanser like Barkeepers Friend or Bon Ami. Diluted bleach solutions, vinegar based cleaners and antibacterial cleaners including VIREX can be used on Revolv Solid Surfaces.

To restore luster and to erase finger prints or smudges apply a light layer of mineral oil to the counter top surface.

Revolv Solid Surfaces are scratch resistant but we recommend using trivets and cutting boards to avoid excessive wear. Revolv Solid Surfaces should be protected from hot objects including un-insulated coffee and cooking pots. Use trivets when placing hot objects on Revolv Solid Surfaces.