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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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ISFA Releases 2017 Countertop Industry Outlook

Each year, the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA), conducts extensive research and analyzes a wide range of statistics to develop the Countertop Industry Outlook, and although the outlook does not specifically name sustainable surfaces, it provides some important indicators on this segment of the market. Economic Outlook The first set of data...

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Chroma from 3form Provides Luminous Color

Chroma is a translucent solid surface material made with 38 percent recycled content (9 percent post-consumer, 29 percent pre-consumer). This monolithic material can be used in nearly all horizontal applications. More than 10,000 colors are available that can be combined with a wide selection of lighting and fabrication services. While the appearance...

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Teragren Offers End-grain Bamboo Butcher Blocks

Teragren now includes in its line of Ecosmart worktops the Parquet Butcher Block, a furniture-grade, end-grain butcher block bamboo surface that is made with a formaldehyde-free adhesive. Using rapidly renewable Optimum 5.5 Moso Bamboo, the material is designed to be a harder and more stable product, according to the company. The bamboo is harvested at maturity for...

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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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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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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...

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Welcome to GreenSurfaceResource.com

Welcome to GreenSurfaceResource.com, your source for useful information related to green, Eco-friendly, recycled and sustainable surfacing. Whether countertops, wall cladding, flooring or whatever the application, if it’s green, it’s in our realm. Thanks for helping us celebrate environmental responsibility in the surfacing materials we use. In the coming months, you will see...