GreenSurfaceResource.com

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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Kirei Introduces EchoScreen Hanging Acoustic Screens

Kirei introduced its new line of EchoScreen hanging acoustic screens.  The visually dynamic patterned cutout EchoScreens reportedly absorb sound and divide space to give workers and students breathing room and a measure of isolation from those around. EchoScreens can be ceiling-suspended or wall mounted to quickly and easily establish acoustic and visual privacy...

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Vetrazzo Presents Its Color Lookbook

Vetrazzo, manufacturer of American-made recycled glass surfacing products, introduced a digital resource for customers to explore the various ways in which its products can be used in both residential and commercial designs. The Color Lookbook highlights ideas and inspiration for 18 of Vetrazzo’s recycled glass offerings. It includes concepts for incorporating color...

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MIA+BSI Announces New CEU Class on Certified Stone

MIA+BSI The Natural Stone Institute announced a new CEU course, “Certified Stone: How the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard Can Assist Green Building Projects,” has been added to the MIA+BSI CEU program. The course was authored by Kathy Spanier (Coldspring). The course highlights how the natural dimension stone sustainability standard (ANSI/NSC 373) can assist...

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Vetrazzo Introduces Sea Pearl Finish

Vetrazzo introduced Sea Pearl Finish for recycled glass surfacing. The company states that thanks to an innovation in finishing, crushed glass slabs are adding a tactile dimension to kitchen and bath design. A member of the Vetrazzo team became inspired by the textures of natural stone presented by Polycor, where antiqued finishes...

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TorZo Introduces Turnkey Tabletops

TorZo introduced turnkey service for tabletops, simplifying the process. You choose the shape, size, pattern, color, edge detail and finish, and TorZo will fabricate it. While there are standard options to pick from, the company also never shies away from trying something new. According to the company TorZo tables are durable, sustainable...

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FILA Offers MP90 Eco Plus Sealer

FILA introduced MP90 ECO PLUS Natural Look Penetrating Sealer. This water-based, solvent-free sealer is designed for use on polished or unpolished natural stone and polished porcelain tiles. MP90 Eco Plus helps to sustain the natural look of polished porcelain tile by preventing stains and making them easier to clean when they happen....

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SpecSimple Launches Save A Sample! In Canada

Save A Sample! takes place each year throughout the United States. This year Save A Sample! expands its sustainable mission to Canada.  “We’re going global!” reveals Suzanne Swift, Save A Sample!’s Founder and President of SpecSimple.com. “This fall, Canadian designers will have the opportunity to donate their materials to design schools and...

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TorZo Tiikeri Adds New Dimension to Office

TorZo Sustainable Surfaces is one of the country’s leading developers and manufacturers of green flooring and paneling, which is sourced from a variety of materials. One of the company’s latest products for floors, walls and other horizontal and vertical applications is comprised of 50 percent recycled and renewable sorghum straw and is...

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Kirei Offers EchoSky Acoustic Baffle Systems

Kirei offers 12 standard EchoSky systems created to fit your space. The rack-mounted EchoSky units can also be linked together for use in larger spaces and custom sizes and configurations can be made. Lightweight, modular rack components provide a stable foundation for the baffles.  An aluminum channel securely holds the baffles and...

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U.S. Green Building Council LA Introduces BuildSMART

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Los Angeles introduced BuildSMART – the Sustainable Materials and Resources Trailer. BuildSMART provides education on sustainable building by demonstrating applied sustainable building techniques and illustrating their benefits. The trailer is a mobile learning resource that demonstrates a healthy, sustainable living and working environment and is able to reach homeowners,...

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Better Buildings Challenge Partners Exceed $1.3 Billion in Energy Cost Savings

Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE works with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants more energy efficient by...

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Guest Editorial: The Sustainability Case for Sintered Stone

By Jessica McNaughton Sintered Stone is the hottest new entrant to the surfacing market, with superior performance and durability – but does it have a sustainability story? As a distributor of many building materials with sustainable characteristics, we often get asked, “’What is the perfect material?” We always explain that while there...

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TCNA Announces EPD for North American-Made Grout and Mortar

The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) recently announced two industry-wide Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for tile mortar and tile grout made in North America. These EPDs are based on a comprehensive analysis by Thinkstep, Inc. (formerly PE International) of over 2.25 billion kg of products produced annually in North America.  After...

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Mosa Offers Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Tile

Cradle to Cradle was developed by Prof. Michael Braungart (EPEA) and architect William McDonough (MBDC) and has since become a well-known sustainability concept. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII) was founded in 2011 and manages the Cradle to Cradle product standard. Headquartered in San Francisco, the institute is led by...

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TorZo Introduces Balsa Fusion Sustainable Surfacing Material

TorZo introduced the latest addition to its line of sustainable surfacing materials, Balsa Fusion. Balsa panels were conceptualized for those in search of sustainably sourced, naturally lighter and unique material surfacing options. Sourced from rapidly-renewable tree plantations in South America and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, Balsa panels reportedly provide excellent...

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TCNA Releases Ceramic Tile Health and Safety Bulletin

Tile Council of North America (TCNA) released a new resource to communicate the benefits of choosing ceramic tile, particularly when health and safety are primary considerations. TCNA produced the bulletin to provide information in response to increasing interest in the health and safety aspects of various building materials, in both commercial and...