December Vignette - Starry Night

From bottom to top:

-Durat Recycled Solid Surface, 054
-EcoFusion Strandwoven Color Fusion Bamboo Veneer, Crushed Wheat
-TorZo Orient Recycled Wood Acrylic Infused Panel, Sapphire
-Bark House White Birch Bark Panel
-Meld Luxe Hand Crafted Concrete with Recycled Glass, Biscuit

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Greenbridge Live Here Lounge Features EcoFusion and Meld

Greenbridge Condominiums' sales office, dubbed the Live Here Lounge, features EcoFusion flooring and Meld countertops from CaraGreen. The space was designed by Sitzer Spuria Studios to reflect the sustainable values of the multi-use development. EcoFusion floors are Color Fusion Strand Woven bamboo in color Morning Mist. EcoFusion uses thru-color technology to dye bamboo strands using pure plant-based pigments. The technology dramatically increases the life cycle of the floor as dents and deep scratches do not require repair as color appears throughout the wear layer. Meld Micro, in color #61 Cement, was used for counters which contains 70% recycled content. Other sustainable features include scraplights by graypants which are crafted from recycled cardboard and Paperstone countertops.

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Jessica McNaughton Becomes CaraGreen’s New President

We are excited to share that Jessica McNaughton will be returning to CaraGreen full time as President. Jessica has been with CaraGreen in various capacities since 2008, when CaraGreen was founded. She was formerly CaraGreen's Director of Sales and Marketing and has extensive experience in the architectural materials industry. She co-authored "Understanding Green Building Materials" and is a LEED AP. She recently earned her Executive MBA while studying abroad in Hong Kong. Jessica has significant knowledge of CaraGreen's industry, products, team, and business, which makes her a great fit to take CaraGreen to the next level of success.


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October Vignette - Evergreen

From bottom to top:
-Oceanside Tessera Hexagon glass tiles, Xanadu Non-Iridescent, #140
-TorZo Tiikeri Recycled Sorghum Panel, Turquoise
-ECOfusion Strandwoven Weathered Wood Flooring
-Oceanside Casa 4x8 field tile, Moonstone Matte
-Meld Xposed Hand Crafted Concrete, Caper
-Durat Recycled Solid Surface, 190


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CaraGreen Open House Recap

Our Open House earlier this month received a great response. Thanks go out to all of the architects and designers who stopped in to see our updated showroom, experience our sustainable products, and converse about business. And, thanks to Torzo and EcoFusion reps, Waid Whatley and Mark Kolbe, respectively, for making the trip to North Carolina to join our event and share their expertise.

Our new showroom was redesigned to emphasize larger samples and product education. Our guests were complimentary of the new experience and some shared that it was easy to visualize applications and installations. If you didn't make it, and you'd like to visit, please drop us a note and we'll give you a personal showing.

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Tiikeri Bar in CharBar No. 7 In Charlotte, NC

A new CharBar No. 7 just opened in Charlotte, NC and features a TorZo Tiikeri bar top in Bronze. Designer Carrie Frye from Studio Fusion said they selected Tiikeri to "complement the other finish selections and to provide an interesting and unique texture." She added that "there are only so many durable finishes that you can use for a bar and Tiikeri is interesting and unexpected." CharBar No. 7 strives to be the best neighborhood bar around. They are focused on providing a comfortable place to bring the kids for dinner or a spot to hang out and watch sports with buddies. The interior contributes to this relaxed atmosphere. Studio Fusion used horizontal reclaimed wood paneling behind the bar and Tiikeri as the workhorse bar surface. The two materials work well with one another and give CharBar No. 7 warmth and dimension.

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New UltraTouch+ Sound Control System

The makers of UltraTouch recycled denim insulation have just introduced a new product, UltraTouch+ Sound Control System, which has increased sound isolation. Combining high density denim batt insulation and high density denim sound dampening strips, UltraTouch+ is an acoustic solution in a bag. UltraTouch+ is made from high-quality natural fibers which contain inherent qualities that provide extremely effective sound isolation, while still providing energy efficient thermal performance. UltraTouch+ contains no chemical irritants and requires no warning labels when compared to traditional fiberglass insulation. There are no VOC concerns when using UltraTouch+, as it is safe for you and the environment. In addition to providing superior performance, UltraTouch+ is also easy to install. The high density batt insulation is perforated for easy sizing and the high density sound dampening strips attach to the stud faces with either staples or adhesive. As cooler weather approaches, contact us for your insulation needs.

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September Vignette - Turning Leaves

From bottom to top:

-ECOfusion Solid Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring, Frost
-Bark House Red Glazed Poplar Panel
-Durat Recycled Solid Surface, 070
-TorZo Tiikeri Recycled Sorghum Panel, Ruby
-Meld Luxe Hand Crafted Concrete, Clay
-Durat Recycled Solid Surface, 760
-Bark House Twig

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CaraGreen Welcomes Pittsburgh-Area Rep, Sean Watson

CaraGreen welcomes Sean Watson who will represent our line of sustainable materials in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Sean has been in the flooring and materials industry for over a decade. His experience comes from working as a manufacturer's rep in the NYC and Washington DC Metro areas. Sean has since built a product offering of high-performing, sustainable materials which will now include Bark House, Durat, and Meld. Based in Pittsburgh, Pa, Sean's area reaches from Columbus, OH to State College, PA. Sean's wife, Nikki, works alongside him and we're excited to have them be part of the CaraGreen family. If you're in Sean's area, contact him for more information on CaraGreen products.

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CaraGreen Open House October 2nd, 3-5 PM

You're invited to join us on October 2nd, 3-5 PM for a CaraGreen Showroom Open House. We'll be sharing the latest from TorZo Sustainable Surfaces, maker of acrylic infused organic boards which are chock full of recycled and rapidly renewable materials.

- Plus, see our complete portfolio of sustainable materials including Bark Hosue, EcoFusion, Durat, Meld, Oceanside Glasstile, and more.

- Socialize with friends and fellow architects and designers.

- Enter to win handcrafted furnishing and accessory giveaways.

The CaraGreen Showroom is located in Carrboro, NC at 109 Brewer Lane, Unit A, 27510.

Call 919.929.3009 for further information.



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