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Welcome to GreenSurfaceResource.com, your source for useful information related to sustainable, eco-friendly, green, recycled, and or other environmentally conscious surfacing products and procedures.

The main focus of this site is to be the the most informational, in-depth resource for surfacing professionals and those interested in green surfacing materials and the green surfacing industry.

Here you will find information on all of the eco-friendly surfacing materials used for countertops, flooring, wall cladding, exterior surfacing, as well as related products. You will also find information related to fabrication and/or installation supplies, sinks and other ancillary products, and more.

So look around and let us know if you have questions or need any additional information. Also feel free to check out our sister website www.CountertopResource.com
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Construction with Recycled Plastic Bottles

In this video from Samarpan Foundation a unique building process is presented. With the use of recycled plastic bottles and fishing net, affordable housing is being constructed for impoverished communities and disaster areas across India, Nepal and Africa. The construction is done without the use of any steel and allows for building in remote...

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Vetrazzo Introduces the Laura U Edition

Vetrazzo recently collaborated with Laura Umansky of Laura U Interior Design to create a new line of recycled glass surfacing designs. During the six month design and development process, Laura worked closely with the craftsman at Vetrrazzo’s Georgia atelier to come up with four colors that express her design philosophy; Stay Classic....

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Merge Design Co. Increases Recycled Content for extremeconcrete™ Xposed™

Merge Design Company, exclusive manufacturer of the extremeconcrete™ line of eco-sensitive materials and products, has increased the recycled content of its extremeconcrete material, Xposed™, making it even more eco-friendly. Previously, extremeconcrete Xposed™ had consisted of 28 percent recycled content. Now, the company reports that the material’s recycled content has increased to 50...

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CoveringsETC Creates Re-Purposed Furniture with Lufthansa Engine Spool

CoveringsETC showcased their new “Tecknik Project” for Lufthansa Airlines during Miami Ironside’s first “Open Friday Breakfast” monthly event. Their Eco-Terr® “Venetian Terrazzo” in the shade Bergamo Black G was used by the artist Linus Ilario Spano, to re-purpose an engine spool. The table and stools will be used in Lufthansa’s new Florida...

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Tips on Selling Energy Savings

In a blog post by Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd on the Insulation Institute website, Antonio De la Carrera of ADLCL Architecture gives some good advice on how builders can sell energy efficient upgrades to customers. De la Carrera has a great deal of experience with energy efficient, Net Zero and sustainable building. Through this...

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Making Roof Tiles From Recycled Plastics

This video featuring Britanica Tiles shows the process of turning discarded mixed plastic waste into roofing tiles. Hard and soft plastics are shredded and mixed with sand to create the necessary consistency to be pressed into tile molds. The resulting product is a durable, functional and sustainable alternative roofing option. You may...

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Stone Forest Offers Recycled Copper Sink

The Copper Farmhouse Sink from Stone Forest is made from 100 percent recycled materials, which are 99.14 percent pure copper (standard), and lead free. The sink is created from heavy 16 gauge copper sheeting. Stone Forest’s Copper Farm is double walled on all sides, which enables a number of mounting options including under-mount, flush...

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CoveringsETC Introduces Venetian Terrazzo – Torcello Grey G.

CoveringsETC announced the launch of its newest Eco-Terr product Venetian Terrazzo, Torcello Grey G. Creating styles of Eco-Terr with increasingly larger aggregates has become a focus for CoveringsETC as the company helps its clients customize their projects. Venetian Terrazzo features cool tones and each finish creates a different look. “Eco-Terr Venetian Terrazzo...

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Cafes and Bars Are Choosing Sustainable Modern Surfaces

Modern Surfaces, a partnership of manufacturers and trade partners who have aligned to create a new resource for designers looking for beautiful yet sustainable surfaces, recently debuted at KBIS 2017 in Orlando. Made up of sustainable surfacing brands Durat, IceStone and PaperStone, along with distributors CaraGreen and Cerami Inc., Modern Surfaces is...

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Eden Plus by LG HI-MACS Contains Recycled Material

The Eden Plus collection by LG HI-MACS® offers an environmentally conscious choice with the beauty and functionality of solid surface. The material contains up to 35 percent certified pre-consumer recycled content including trim materials, unused particulates, and pieces from sheets of solid surface that fell below production standards. The reuse of this...

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GAF Introduces Roof-Integrated Solar System

GAF, a North American roofing manufacturer, recently announced a new innovation in solar roofing technology: the DecoTech™ Roof-Integrated Solar System. According to the company, the GAF DecoTech System couples innovative, attractive and affordable solar technology with fast, safe and easy installation by roofing contractors. Designed to provide an attractive, low-profile alternative to...

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New Green Building Library Available on USGBC Website

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently added a Public Policy Library to its website. In the new USGBC Public Policy Library users can discover and access green building-related and LEED-specific policies across the United States. The library is an interactive platform that shares details on policies at the federal, state and...

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Women in Green to Hold Los Angeles Breakfast

Women in Green is holding its first event of 2017 in April. The Women in Green Breakfast will take place April 14 hosted by the USGBC-LA at the City Club Los Angeles. The event is slated as a discussion and networking opportunity. A panel of social justice leaders, moderated by Heather Rosenberg of...