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Vetrazzo Adds New ‘Coffee House’ Color of Recycled Glass Surfacing to Product Line

Vetrazzo, a manufacturer of surfacing material made from 85 percent post-consumer recycled glass added to portland cement, has a new surface color option, Coffee House. This environmentally-friendly product offering is suitable for use anywhere natural stone is used, such as countertops, tabletops, hearths/fireplace surrounds and architectural cladding. Pulling its design inspiration from...

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IceStone Releases Health Product Declaration for its Recycled Glass Surfaces

IceStone LLC released a health product declaration (HPD) for its line of recycled glass and cement surfaces. The HPD is a standardized reporting tool that discloses product ingredients, allowing specifiers and consumers to make informed buying decisions. Although the HPD program only began in 2012, the company’s commitment to openness and  healthy...


Maniscalco Launched Victoria Recycled Metal Mosaic Series

Maniscalco, the Australian-based designer and wholesaler of glass, stone and metal decorative tiles, launched the Victoria Metal Mosaic Series made of 98% post-consumer recycled aluminum. The product includes “Mini Hexy” (pictured here in Falls Creek Blend) which consists of 1.25- by 1.5-in. mosaic tiles delivered on 11.5- by 10-in. sheets. A second...

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Puracy Offers Eco-friendly Surface Cleaner

The new Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner is a non-toxic, effective and versatile cleanser made from plants, water and a hint of green tea and lime. Its biodegradable ingredients were carefully chosen and developed into a proprietary solution that is hypoallergenic and safe for grey water and septic systems, reports the manufacturer. The...

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Tesselle Offers Silicrete Recycled Glass and Concrete Tiles

Tesselle’s Silacrete tiles from 50 percent concrete and 50 percent recycled glass, now come in several finishes: printed designs, murals, photorealistic, solids and custom designs. Suitable for outdoor wall applications or indoor applications, such as backsplashes, countertops,  floors an walls, the digitally printed tiles allow designs with limitless colors, perfect registration and...

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In Honor of its 20th Anniversary, Teragren Offers Free CE Course

Teragren, a manufacturer of sustainably harvested bamboo worktops, panels and veneer, in honor of it’s 20th anniversary, now offers a free Continuing Education (CE) course titled “Designing with Bamboo for Superior Environmental & Human Health Impacts.” The course is worth 1.5 CE units and is offered through online education website AECDaily. The...

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Paneltech Announces New Colors of PaperStone

Paneltech, manufacturer of PaperStone recycled surfaces, added two new PaperStone designer colors to its line-up: Graphite and Sand. This brings the total number of colors available to 11. The new colors are made from an FSC mix of 90 percent recycled paper, and mixed melamine and phenolic resins. Graphite is a medium...


A Look at the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard ANSI/NSC-373

This video explains the ANSI/NSC-373 standard for “Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone” developed by the Natural Stone Council (NSC) and the reason behind them. It was put out by BillLevyProductions, and offers interviews with a variety of industry players and some of the people behind the standard’s development, explaining why it...


Polycor Pierre Habitat Hardware Includes Recycled Materials

Polycor Inc.’s Pierre Habitat  brand of hardware uses materials from the manufacturing processes of Vetrazzo, a surfacing material that utilizes recycled glass, and Polycor. Raw materials, excess granite, marble, limestone and Vetrazzo recycled glass are combined to produce unique cabinet pulls and knobs. The collection includes 10 designs in eight metal finishes....