Category: Sustainable Surface Product News

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IceStone Introduces New QuartzStone Line

QuartzStone™ by IceStone® is a commercial grade surface that complements any kitchen and bath, and is equally suited for heavy use applications such as bars, and food service/prep areas. According to the manufacturer QuartzStone is a versatile non-porous surface that is resistant to flexing, abrasion and acids, and requires minimal maintenance. QuartzStone...

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Northwestern University Features Ronbow Products in Solar Decathlon

Ronbow Corporation, a Northern California-based bathroom furnishings manufacturer, announced that two of its Adina vanities were selected for installation by Northwestern University in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon. The Solar Decathlon is an international competition that challenges teams of college students to design and build solar-powered houses. Northwestern’s team, House...

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Kirei Introduces Mura Acoustic Wall Covering

Kirei has introduced a new acoustic surfacing material. Mura Fabric is made of 100 percent PET (up to 60 percent post-consumer recycled content) with low VOC emissions. It is currently available in 14 prints (with multiple colors per print) and 14 solid colors. Mura Fabric is an innovative wallcovering solution for commercial,...

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Wolf-Gordon Introduces Origins Woods Collection

Wolf-Gordon’s new Origins Woods collection attempts to capture the allure of the New Mexico region by focusing on weathered wood structures. Consisting of four digital wallcoverings, Origins Woods is printed on Terralon, and will join the company’s Curated Collection. Terralon is an earth-friendly wall covering material made from 31 percent post-consumer recycled...

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TheSize Introduces Neolith SKYLINE + PURETi

Neolith by TheSize has formed a new partnership with Pureti, a manufacturer of water based photocatalytic preventative maintenance solutions, to offer architects and designers a sustainable architectural surface treatment for exterior façades. The eco-friendly Pureti surface treatment is available for use on Neolith’s 6mm slabs, transforming the sintered stone façades into self-cleaning...

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Evolution Glass Uses 100 Percent Recycled Bottle Glass

Evolution Glass is manufactured in a facility in Charlottesville, Va. This surfacing material is made using 100 percent recycled bottle glass. The product is designed for residential and business owners who have a taste for innovation and sustainable design. Evolution Glass is reportedly stronger than marble and comparable to granite. It has...

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Merge Design Co. Releases Fourell extremeconcrete Tiles

Merge Design released its new standard line of LEED-contributing extremeconcrete™ tiles called Fourell™. Fourell eco-sensitive concrete tiles feature clean lines and appeal to the modern aesthetic. Made with up to 85 percent recycled content, the surface of Fourell is “mold-finished” for a smooth and sensuous feel, revealing subtle color variations from each tile. Fourell concrete tiles are suitable...

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Green Building Supply Offers Vermeister ZERO VOC Finish

Green Building Supply announced that it is now offering Vermeister ZERO VOC, the only water-based polyurethane finish made without VOCs, solvents, NMP or other toxic ingredients. This is an extremely low-odor product that’s reportedly safe for everyone, including those with allergies and chemical sensitivities. Made only for wood flooring, Vermeister ZERO VOC...

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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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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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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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Bradley Offers TerreonRE Recycled Solid Surface Material

Bradley introduced TerreonRE, a recycled solid surface material that has all of the features of Terreon Solid Surface with the added benefit of 25 percent pre-consumer recycled granules and eight percent rapidly renewable material, which can count toward LEED credits. Many of the environmental benefits of Terreon products come from an efficient...