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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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2016 Board of Directors Announced by NBMDA

The board of directors for 2016 was announced by The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA). The board members include: Officers: 2016 NBMDA President Bill Sauter, OHARCO, Omaha, Neb.; President-Elect Ray Prozzillo, A&M Supply, Pinellas Park, Fla.; Vice President Michael Donnelly, Metro Hardwoods, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Treasurer Wayne Moriarty, Atlantic Plywood, Woburn, Mass.;...

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Video Shows Installation of Sustainable Marmoleum Flooring

The following timelapse video (and appropriate musical accompaniment) produced by Jon Emmerich details the installation of marmoluem flooring in the form of interlocking tiles. According to Forbo, a leading manufacturer of marmoleum, this type of flooring is comprised of 97 percent natural materials, 72 percent of which are renewable within 10 years....

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Neil Kelly Cabinets Launches ‘Naturally Northwest’ Collection

Continuing with its tradition of using resources responsibly for its cabinetry, Neil Kelly Cabinets launched the Naturally Northwest collection. The rustic beauty of Central Oregon provides the inspiration for this Northwest line, reports the company. The company uses a approach similar to the “Farm to fork” methodology associated with healthy eating lifestyles,...

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Construction and Civil Engineering Projects: Minimizing the Environmental Impact

By Eric Monson Infrastructure and civil engineering projects present significant opportunities for waste minimization, re-use and recycling. Designing out waste in these sectors not only makes economic sense but it should be a sustainable environmental cornerstone of any well designed project. All good project design presents opportunities to remove waste from the...

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Lauzon Offers Pure Genius Flooring that Purify Indoor Air

Canadian flooring manufacturer Lauzon offers its Pure Genius line of hardwood flooring that not only does not contribute to indoor air quality degredation, but according to the company, actually helps purify the air. As with all of the company’s flooring products, it is manufactured without solvents VOCs or formaldehyde. However, Pure Genius...

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GreenSurfaceResource.com to Launch ‘Green Surfacing Insider’ Email Newsletter

GreenSurfacingResource.com is currently developing a newsletter for those interested in the industry. The newsletter is slated to be quarterly, with a fifth “Best of” special edition in it’s first year, will be called The Green Surfacing Insider. The frequency will then increase based on demand and reader support. “This is a major...

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Recycled Glass Countertops Featured in News

The video below was produced by Shaw TV News in South Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. It includes an interview with a local manufacturer of recycled glass countertops, Vittrium Building Products, and summarizes the process the company uses to create custom countertops. The final product is made of 80 percent recycled glass bottles...

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Green Retirement Communities on the Rise

When most people think of environmentalism and sustainable living, they picture young, self-righteous hipsters, or at the very least, it is the younger generation in general pushing to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint. However, many of us tend to forget that environmentalism had been an issue in some circles since the early 20th...

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IMM Cologne Debuts at Dwell on Design L.A. 2016

Dwell on Design and IMM Cologne announced the beginning of a multi-year partnership to begin at Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2016. The partnership expands the shows’ reach and establishes a cross-platform global presence. The IMM Cologne at Dwell on Design L.A. will combine the international brand presence and in-depth exploration of...

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Trinity Glass Products Offer Sustainable Alternative

Trinity Glass Products are designed and manufactured by Tiger Mountain Innovations in Seattle and offer a sustainable alternative to natural stone. These individually handcrafted composite slabs are composed of recycled glass and low-carbon cement and can be fabricated for countertops, tabletops, wall cladding and exterior surfaces. Trinity Glass provides a look not...

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Gluewarehouse.com Achieves Greenguard Gold Certification for Surfacing Adhesives

Gluewarehouse.com, an online source for professional adhesives, earned GREENGUARD Gold Certification and released an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its countertop and surfacing adhesives. UL Environment’s EPD provides purchasers with comprehensive information on a product’s environmental impact including carbon footprint, impact on acidification, eutrophication, depletion of natural resources and energy consumption. To...

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GreenField Recycled Glass Stone Offers Key Benefits

GreenField Recycled Glass Stone Products LLC, located in Dubuque, Iowa, offers a self-named, ecofriendly surfacing material made with 100 percent recycled glass combined in a proprietary cementitious mix. The company claims the final product “is more durable than quartz and offers more color combinations than granite.” In addition, slabs that match an...

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GlassSLAB Offers Unique Recycled Countertop Options

Glass Recycled Surfaces, based in the Dallas, Texas, area, manufactures a unique countertop product comprised of recycled glass and porcelain that is branded as GlassSLAB. The slabs are 80 percent recycled glass and porcelain aggregates and 20 percent VOC-free epoxy resin, and the company claims that no two are alike. More than...

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ELEEK Offers Recycled Metal Tiles and Sinks

ELEEK Inc. has been manufacturing cast-metal tiles and sinks made from recycled aluminum and bronze since 2000. The aluminum tiles are 100 percent recycled and include a minimum of 70 percent post-consumer content while the bronze tiles are at least 90 percent recycled with half of the recycled material coming from post-consumer...

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EnviroGLAS Terrazzo Made With VOC-Free Epoxy Resin

EnviroGLAS Terrazzo is recycled-glass surface manufactured by EnviroGLAS Products, Inc. It is a thin-set epoxy terrazzo that is made with a two-component epoxy resin that is color pigmented and free of VOCs. The aggregate contained in this surfacing is 100 percent post-industrial recycled glass and is trowel applied at a minimum thickness...