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A Dallas native with three Snappy Salads in the area and another opening soon, Dahlander has incorporated energy-efficient lighting, reclaimed wood that was literally growing during the Revolutionary War, and a number of other eco-friendly additions to his business. But none are as stunning as the GLASS RECYCLED’s GlassSLAB kitchen countertop product, made from recycled porcelain, beer and wine bottles.
“When I was a young and earning my Eagle Scout award.” added Dahlander, “the leader on one of our camping trips threw a penny into the fire and told us to find it once the embers cooled down. While searching for it, we also found pieces of metal, broken glass and tin foil – items that would have been left to litter the campground had we not been so persistent. It was a great lesson to always go the extra mile to ‘leave things better than you found them’. That helped fuel my passion for the environment and carry this theme forward in my home and business. If each of us would just do our part, we really CAN make an impact on the future of our world.”
“GLASS RECYCLED helps me do that in a big way. Not only am I obviously helping the environment, but the counters are beautiful and make a visual impact as well, stated Dahlander.
To experience Snappy Salads recycled glass countertops, visit their Plano location at 5930 West Park Blvd Plano, Texas. They also have Dallas-area locations in the Preston Forest area, North Park and a Richardson restaurant is opening soon. For more information visit http://www.SnappySalads.com
Plano-based GLASS RECYCLED’s GlassSLAB is the company’s premier product - is a truly unique residential and commercial design option that offers limitless choices of colors and sizes for countertops, flooring, walls and specialty décor items. The average countertop ‘upcyles’ or reuses 750 discarded items – crushed and combined with a durable epoxy –to create a work of art that is easy to install, requires no seal, emits no toxic fumes and requires virtually no maintenance.
Just as durable as granite but offering a variety of additional benefits, GlassSLAB is made from a combination of recycled glass, porcelain or mother of pearl colors and a terrazzo-like epoxy that can be matched to any Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore paint color. The company’s website or Plano showroom has hundreds of color samples or one can design their own – taking any guesswork out of their final product
Dream it, achieve it may sound like a familiar statement, but with GlassSLAB countertops it really is true. To be able to match anything the mind can conceive and not be restrained by the short list of color choices that granite or terrazzo offers is a fabulous feature of the product. In addition, helping the environment by alleviating landfills of thousands of pounds of un-used glass daily makes GlassSLAB a great opportunity in kitchen countertops, restaurants and bars and more.
In addition to GlassSLAB for countertop use, the firm has created three additional sub-brands including GlassPLANK is the company’s unique flooring and wall panel products, GlassDECOR that can be transformed into uniquely designed interior products such as table tops, glass panels, ceiling tiles and other imaginable applications and GlassSCAPE – which is loose, bagged recycled glass and porcelain aggregate product that can be used as a permanent and beautiful alternative to groundcover, mulch or used in fountain and aquariums.