What is Koskisen?


What is Koskisen?

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You have to say it slowly. It is hard to say but easy to look at.  A decorative plywood, Koskisen has taken color and plywood and married them in a way that is unmatched by any other.  Long known as a leader in the most beautiful plywood in the world, Finnish wood products supplier Koskisen uses responsibly managed forests to produce some of the most beautiful, flawless plywood in the world.

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Come See Durat at WantedDesign, Part of NYCxDESIGN


Design Week (NYCxDESIGN) is May 19th -22nd and we are excited to have our partner Durat, participate in The Zero Waste Bistro as part of the WantedDesign show.   

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The 5 Real Trends To Consider When Choosing Your Kitchen Countertops


It is not uncommon to run into articles that are pushing so-called trends which are actually outdated and do not appeal to the upcoming group of homeowners and renovators.  This article is intended to represent a broad array of trends that are not just aesthetic, but emotional as well, which is how the current generation makes a lot of purchases.

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New Lunch & Learn Course! The Paradigm Shift In The Built Environment


Get savvy and smarter with CaraGreen’s new Lunch and Learn on how the environment is impacting the way we build.

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CaraGreen’s Sustainable Easter Bouquet


Are you ready for the flowers to start coming out? I know CaraGreen is! This month's inspirational vignette is all things Spring! Think pretty pink petals, blue skies, and light colored wood to represent all of the blossoming trees!

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The Top Six Ways To Maximize Your Database in the Building and Construction World


I don’t care what field you are in.  If you are building a business, there is one fundamental concept you should embrace from day one,  a database.  It doesn't matter if you can not afford to buy one because, in reality, you can.

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Our Boldest and Brightest Meet Your Boldest and Brightest


We were so excited to do a photo shoot at Marbles Children’s Museum in Downtown Raleigh and see all the vibrant installations of Durat solid surface. Chosen for its sleek, bright colors (think jammy purples, confetti whites, and electric greens), Durat was a must-have for the designers when they were looking for a solid surface that would match the energy and excitement of the clientele.  

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Is Sintered Stone the Same as Porcelain Tile?


Recently, a new category of surfacing materials hit the market and represents what is truly next in engineered surfacing:  sintered stone.  “Sintered Stone” is the moniker three firms Lapitec, Neolith, and Dekton have chosen to differentiate their products from traditional quartz materials.  These products are superior in a myriad of ways.

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Thinking Big By Building Small


We have always had big aspirations for our products, but in recent months we have learned to celebrate the little things. Working with several couples as they set off on adventures in buses or vans, we have provided them with healthy materials to keep them safe and cozy in their small space. UltraTouch insulation was a natural choice for Gary and Beth Hodges (follow their adventure @the198bus) as they didn’t want nasty, pink fiberglass in the walls of their bus in which they plan to live and travel.

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Spring Showers


We are getting ready for the warmer, fresh weather of the spring! Looking forward to some nice new growth. To keep us inspired, we love this selection of soft, rainy, natural textures.

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