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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.

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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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KRION Expands SCS Certification for Terrazzos Series

PORCELANOSA Group and KRION® aim to make products increasingly sustainable and more environmentally friendly. Part of this effort is the development of the products of the Ecocycle® range, which includes all products from the different KRION® series, which contain recycled material. In the production process of the Ecocycle colors, accredited by SCS...


Architects Oppose US Withdrawal From Climate Treaty

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently reaffirmed its commitment to climate change mitigation and announced it was opposing the administration’s decision to withdraw the United States as a signatory to the Paris Agreement. That accord, signed in late 2015 within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), commits the...


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...


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...


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...