This Surface Reduces Pollution Inside and Out

The epitome of surfacing materials has arrived.  A material that can be used indoor and out as a countertop, flooring, on walls or as external cladding. While the applications are unlimited, the performance is even more jaw-dropping. Lapitec sintered stone surfaces clean the air. That is right, they remove pollutants from indoor and outdoor air. One of the most common outdoor and indoor pollutants, NOx, (pronounced “knocks”) is a family of pollutants that includes Nitric oxide (NO) and Nitrogen dioxide (NO2). These are gases known to form acid rain and smog, and are also responsible for the existence of particulate matter (PM) which are an indicator of air toxicity. Lapitec surfaces incorporate Bio-Care technology into the slabs of material which removes the NOx from the air. Photocatalysis, which is the reaction of light and a catalyst (TiO2), helps spur the reaction in an exterior environment and breaks the pollutant down. Titanium Dioxide has been studied extensively for this purpose and Lapitec has used that technology to make an amazing, nearly indestructible surface, even better. The next level of sustainability has been achieved.

For more information on the self-cleaning properties of Lapitec, or for a lunch and learn on the material, email lapitec@caragreen.com.

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Can You Feel Me?

Textures are in. Surfaces that make you want to touch them and offer a finish that is not simply polished, like most natural stone and granite, are the holy grail in the design space right now. Being able to design around something that is not glaring and reflecting light all over the place offers designers a way to showcase all of the elements of a space and not have to navigate around a surface that is serving as a disco ball.

PaperStone has always had a matte finish, organic look, and wears in without wearing out. It can be left as is, with a raw, warm feel, or polished up to a slight gloss.

Lapitec offers eight finishes, from the smooth Lux, to the slightly subtle Satin, a rough, lava stone like Vesuvio and all the textures in between.  A natural anti-slip flooring, or gentle, run-your-hand-along me wall or countertop, Lapitec can wrap the interior or exterior of a building with its suite of textures, and unmatched UV stain and scratch resistance.

To experience these alternatives to the glaring surface we have become so used to, email us at info@caragreen.com to stop by or have samples sent your way.

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June Vignette - Summertime

From Back to Front:

Durat - 310
IceStone - Forest Fern
Kirei - Coco Tiles, Java Collection, Losari Leather
Kirei - Coco Tiles, Sumatra Collection, Gido
Lapitec - Lux, Arabescato Michelangelo

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Hello Topo!

Texture reigns supreme.  Meet the new Topo tiles from Kirei.  In two new elevated patterns, EchoPanel continues to expand its acoustic options.  Great for after-the-fact sound control, or integrated acoustic design, Topo tiles use both soft surfaces and different thicknesses within a single tile to address sound control issues.  Joining Wave, Dune and Vee tiles, Topo is available in 2 finishes: Pixel and Barcode and in 20 standard colors.

For samples, email echopanel@caragreen.com.

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What is SuperKü​l?

reSAWN Timber continues to add to its charred Shou Sugi Ban collection with the Kebony series. SuperKül is one of the options that uses the patented Kebony technique of modifying the wood cell walls to make the material harder and suitable for outdoor use. The process uses an environmentally friendly, bio-based liquid to make softwoods such as pine much harder, and more dimensionally stable, while sporting the beautiful aesthetic of charred Shou Sugi Ban.

For samples of SuperKul and other reSAWN charred options, email resawn@caragreen.com.

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Our Sinks are Swimming in Color

Bored with your white and bone sink options? Is stainless steel falling a little flat for you?

Bright Durat sinks are a great option for seamless countertops with integral sinks. Add contrasting colors or create a continuous single color surface for your projects. We have added new sizes to our portfolio, which can be seen here.

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May Vignette - May Flowers

From Back to Front:

Lapitec - Satin, Arabescato Michelangelo
Durat - 030, 280, 750
Wonderwall Studios - Jazz

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Places We Will Be Attending and Exhibiting At In 2017

We will be attending and exhibiting at the following:

  • ISFA CEO Roundtable | Boston, MA | June 6-8 | JCW Countertops
  • MetroCON | Dallas, TX | August 10 & 11 | Exhibiting, Presenting Biophilic Design
  • CONSTRUCT | Providence, RI | September 13-15 | Presenting Biophilic Design

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What’s New

Durat - residential sinks - we are introducing 9” deep fully integrated Durat sinks to our collection for Farmhouse styles and kitchen applications, available in 70 vibrant colors.

PaperStone -  new colors Azure and Charcoal, as well as exterior cladding and CharredStone. For samples of any, please email paperstone@caragreen.com.

reSAWN Timber co. - a revamped website, Charred Accoya and Red Cedar Shou Sugi Ban help keep the portfolio fresh and modern at reSAWN. For samples email resawn@caragreen.com.

Wonderwall Studios - Jazz, Taxi, and other new finishes have been added to the reclaimed wall cladding collection. Please email info@caragreen.com for more information.

More new product announcements to come in our next newsletter.  As always, please stop by the showroom to touch and feel the materials and get inspired.

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Welcome Parrish and Sandy

We continue to grow our sales team with the addition of Parrish Dunn, an energetic design-minded Carolina native. Parrish resides in the Charlotte area, and is excited to join the CaraGreen team as one of our Southeast Sales reps. With an education in Hospitality Design, she is a great fit for our team and our suite of beautiful, sustainable architectural materials. Please join us in welcoming Parrish. She can be reached at parrish@caragreen.com.

We are also pleased to add Sandy Medlin, who will be joining CaraGreen as Office Manager, working closely with Inside Sales to help service our customers and manufacturers. Sandy brings significant experience and organizational skills to the team and we are excited to have her help in taking CaraGreen to the next level. She can be reached at sandy@caragreen.com.

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