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Atlanta’s SweetWater Draft House & Grill Selects Staron®

Nov. 16, 2009

Throughout the years, Samsung Staron® Surfaces has become known as a leader in surfacing options. Whether it’s for commercial or residential applications, the Staron product range offers choices that are bound to fit nearly any surfacing need.

SweetWater Draft House & Grill found what it was looking for in Staron. This brewery/restaurant located in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport needed to create an inviting space that would reflect its casual culture, yet draw in time-pressed travelers to sample their signature beers.

After much consideration, the SweetWater team selected Tempest by Staron Surfaces. The owners of SweetWater were interested in using a stone solution, but were aware of its disadvantages. Tempest provided the natural look that stone presents, without the possible health issues. This Staron solution gave SweetWater a nonporous, hygienic surface that repels bacteria, mold and mildew – critical for a public, high-traffic bar and eatery.

Another important factor to SweetWater was flexibility. They knew the bar area would prove to be difficult during construction.  Coolers, hoses and other elements would need accommodation on the fly.

“The layered bar was easier to construct using Tempest,” said Gordon Wysong, president of Hallmark Surfaces, Inc. of Gainesville, Fla., the project’s fabricator. “It was easier to modify in the field, to cut it on-site to accommodate the pop machines, coolers, piping and hoses.”

For this project (and many others), Wysong knew Tempest was the best solution. “Tempest is durable and repairable,” he continued. “It has the best selection of colors on the market, looks great, has excellent stain resistance and is priced competitively or better than its competition. For us, it’s the best value on the market.”

In the end, the SweetWater Draft House & Grill had a beautiful, highly functional, hygienic bar using Tempest Russet, a coppery chestnut-colored surface that echoes the hues of their fine beer.

Staron Tempest now offers 20 attractive color choices.  Aesthetically, Tempest rivals quartz and natural stone due in large part to translucent particulates that are used in the manufacturing process. In many color choices, reflective chips have been added to create an appearance consistent with metallic elements and minerals often found in nature.

Tempest has earned two GREENGUARD certifications for improving indoor air quality. GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® product certification, which is granted for low-emitting interior building materials, furnishings and finish systems.  GREENGUARD for Children & SchoolsSM certification, a more stringent certification, which is granted for low-emitting interior building materials, furnishings and finish systems used in educational (daycare and K-12) environments.

For more information on the Tempest collection, or other surface options from Staron, including its solid surfaces and Radianz Quartz solutions, visit www.staron.com.

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