Micro from Meld USA is a cement-based surfacing material made of up to 74% recycled particles. Available in two forms (slabs and tailor-made), Micro is ready to install. In slab form, it is available in a standard size of 30" by 96" by 11/2". In its tailor-made form, Micro can accommodate almost any design request (from countertops to tabletops to tiles to 3D objects, such as sinks and furniture) through Meld’s in-house custom works capabilities. Six colors are standard, with custom finishes available. meldusa.com
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