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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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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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Formica Offers Its Renew Series of Solid Surface

The Renew Series from the Formica® Solid Surfacing line uses post-industrial waste that would otherwise be sent to a landfill. The recycled manufacturing waste is used as particulates in the material and the result is a product that has 10 percent pre-consumer recycled content. According to the company the Renew solid surfacing...

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Coverings Etc. Offers Bioglass Recycled Surfacing Materials

Based in Miami, Fla., Coverings Etc. has been offering sustainable material concepts for floors, walls, countertops, facades, terraces and other decorative surfaces since 1998.  One of the company’s products, BIOGLASS, is a 100 percent recycled and 100 percent recyclable surfacing material. BIOGLASS is also a Cradle to Cradle Silver certified material. It...

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Green Building Show: The Sustainable Kitchen

This episode of Green Building Show, posted by Light Home (an Australian website about lightweight and sustainable architecture, design, building and living), focuses on green building trends and processes primarily is Australia. This video episode features sustainability in the kitchen and has an interview with sustainable design and construction specialist Sharon Hamilton...

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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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US Open Goes Sustainable

In our search for all things green, recycled and sustainable, we came across this interesting post about the U.S. Open on Vetrazzo’s blog. The U.S. Open organization and the United States Tennis Association have been diligently working to lessen the environmental impact of the event. With initiatives in green building (as with Vetrazzo...

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Cosentino Introduces a New Recycled Dekton Color

Cosentino expanded its Dekton offering to include Trilium, a color manufactured from materials recycled from its own production process. This is the first time Dekton has used recycled materials. Dekton is an ultra-compact surface suitable for interior and exterior applications. Trilium captures the visual texture and color variation of aged and oxidized stainless...

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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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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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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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Durat Offers Eco-Friendly Solid Surface

Finland-based Durat Solid Surface was established in 1990 and has more than 17 years experience in manufacturing and fabricating solid surface material. Durat is a polyester based solid surface material that contains about 30 percent recycled material and is 100 percent recyclable. The recycled post-industrial waste is granulated into small speckles giving...

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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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A Very Green Kitchen at the University of Pennsylvania

This video explains how when adding a kitchen to the Penn Women’s Center at the University of Pennsylvania, it became a great example of how an environmentally friendly kitchen can be created. While it doesn’t focus exclusively on the surfacing, there are some really interesting aspects to sustainable building that are covered,...

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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 “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...