What does a circular building industry look like?

Over the years, green practices have evolved to better find a solution to our single-use, mass-waste society. It seems that the latest trend in the world of green solutions, circular economy, is the answer we’ve been looking for.

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July Vignette - See Right Through You

We're going to be transparent with you. And when we say that, we mean this month's vignette features our new transparent 93% recycled content material: elementAl LIGHT

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Stronger Things: 11 Reasons to Choose Sintered Stone

We've spent a lot of time covering the trials and tribulations of the ongoing quartz tariffs saga, and things aren't getting any less complicated. Tariffs continue to skyrocket while manufacturers, designers, and fabricators alike are beginning to feel the impact on their wallets. Meanwhile, the public opinion continues to shift, as trends come and go and consumers grow smarter. They want more out of their surfacing. It's no longer just about price and that perfect veining the Jones family has next door in their too-perfect starter kitchen. It's about health - the health of our families and the health of the workers producing the material. It's about performance. It's time for stronger things. 

As all things Stranger Things pervade every corner of the social sphere, we couldn't help but draw parallels between the hit Netflix show and our favorite strong and strange material, Lapitec sintered stone. We think sintered stone is the next material that will turn the surfacing world upside down. As a nod to our favorite telekinetic television teen, here are 11 reasons to choose sintered stone: 

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The Ultimate Quartz Alternatives Product Guide


As the Quartz industry spirals indefinitely out of control, the design world looks for alternatives that are not commodities caught up in a war of trade and arrogance. Simultaneously, countertop fabricators and millworkers alike are looking for materials that are unfettered with cost uncertainty and impending penalties on already installed materials. Companies are scrambling to set up quartz manufacturing here in the US, but the reality is that there are already suitable alternatives here.
 

We have pulled together a list of some great alternatives to quartz that are beautiful, have exceptional performance and will get you ahead of the surfacing design curve and out of the quartz quandary.

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Project Spotlight: CoreLife Eatery

Like many other innovative companies before its time, CoreLife Eatery took on a familiar and well-loved model and made it better: fast food. Founded in Syracuse, NY in 2015, CoreLife Eatery offers fast-casual fare with healthy, locally sourced ingredients. From broth to noodles to salads and grains, CoreLife offers a number of options that consumers can feel good about eating time and time again.  

Much like their menu, CoreLife’s approach to designing their space has human and planetary health in mind. With recycled Durat countertops, 60% recycled PET Kirei Acoustic Solutions, and sustainably sourced reSAWN Shou Sugi Ban charred wood wall cladding, the eateries create a welcoming space that promotes health beyond what’s on our plate.

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May Vignette - Scandi-ly Clad For Summer

Inspired by the burgeoning hues of the season, we decided to base this month's vignette on some of our favorite summery shades in the Durat Scandicolor Collection.

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New Digital Binder!

Click here to access our new Digital Binder, a document that lets you see our full range of products on the go.

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Why PaperStone is Your Domestic Quartz Alternative

Pardon our stars, but why the **** are you still using quartz for your countertops?! It's time to use PaperStone, and we'll tell you why. 

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