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Prock Operations Presents EcoTec Surfaces

Prock Operations, Inc. presented EcoTec Surfaces, its recycled and renewable solid surface replacement, at Seatrade Cruise Global in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Seatrade features exhibitors and attendees from around the world, and is the epicenter of the cruise ship industry. EcoTec Surfaces’ goal is to provide an environmentally friendly recycled and renewable alternative...

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RECwood Supplies Reclaimed Wood Planks

Sustainable home design is one of the hottest trends and more people are waking up to the fact that our trees and forests are in danger, and everyone should do their part to help battle deforestation. One way you can save an extra tree from being cut down for the sake of...

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3form Offers 100 Percent – A Recycled Surfacing Material

3form introduced a surfacing material made entirely from recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The product, named 100 Percent, is recycled into sheets from 100 percent post-consumer packaging and transformed into a high design surfacing material. Designers have the option to make a sustainable move and incorporate 100 Percent into any project. These...

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VT Industries Offers Eco-Friendly Countertop Materials

EQcountertops by VT Industries are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified and are also the first and only GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM Certified laminate countertops available, meeting the most stringent emission standards. EQcountertops assist in achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. For both commercial and residential projects, you can keep...

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Formica Introduces dECOLeather Recycled Leather Veneer

Formica Corporation released its 2017 Specialty Collection that features dECOLeather, a recycled leather veneer. dECOLeather is manufactured from 100 percent pulverized leather fibers extracted from car seats and leather tanneries. dECOLeather thickness is comparable to veneer and laminate at 0.8 mm or 1/32 in. Bringing sustainable luxury to interiors, dECOLeather provides all...

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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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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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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 SpecSimple.com. “This fall, Canadian designers will have the opportunity to donate their materials to design schools and...

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TorZo Introduces Balsa Fusion Sustainable Surfacing Material

TorZo introduced the latest addition to its line of sustainable surfacing materials, Balsa Fusion. Balsa panels were conceptualized for those in search of sustainably sourced, naturally lighter and unique material surfacing options. Sourced from rapidly-renewable tree plantations in South America and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, Balsa panels reportedly provide excellent...

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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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TorZo Offers Tiikeri Sustainable Flooring and Panels

TorZo’s Tiikeri is manufactured in Woodburn, Ore. These resin-infused panels and flooring are made of 50 percent pre-consumer recycled and rapidly renewable sorghum straw which gives the material a tiger-like striped look. Tiikeri is suitable for use as flooring and horizontally or vertically in panel applications. According to the company its durability makes it...

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Native Trails Offers Reclaimed/Repurposed Wood Vanity Collections

The Americana Collection and Vintner’s Collection by Native Trails include bathroom vanities, bathroom storage and mirrors made of wood reclaimed from barns and wineries on California’s Central Coast, then handcrafted by local artisans. The Americana Collection features bath furniture handcrafted by American artisans from reclaimed barn wood. The Americana Collection of bathroom...