Entries tagged with: inspiration


It’s Terrazzo’s Time: Eco-Savvy Options to the Terrazzo Trend

Most of us have heard of terrazzo, that chunky, colorful  airport floor we (used to) dash across to make our flight, or maybe a decorative lamp or bowl that we picked up at a thrift store a couple years ago.  Terrazzo has deep roots, centuries back to the Italians, or some would argue back millenia to Turkish roots; but we will leave that argument to the Europeans.  Regardless of its founders, terrazzo was recycling and ingenuity at its finest, where scraps from the quarries were repurposed into exterior walls for homes in a clay or other suspended matrix.  People really can live in glass houses and throw stones to make them. If you’re seeking the look and feel of terrazzo but you’re ballin’ on a budget or simply don’t have the withall to handle the complications that can come with it like King Tutankhamun and building pyramids (Have you seen those??) then we offer some great alternatives. 

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2020 Survival Guide for Building Materials

Now that 2020 almost has a fork in it, building materials companies need to start planning for 2021 with the hopes that projects will be restarted and our interactions will return to some form of what they used to be.  Before we start accounting our “color of the year” and “trends to watch for” let’s reflect on what changes some building materials companies made in 2020 and which of those changes are here to stay. 

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How PaperStone is Made

Ever wondered how PaperStone recycled countertops are made? We've detailed the process for you in a series of handy graphics. Take a look. 

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CaraGreen launches GEOS -  durable, beautiful, recycled glass surfaces

Meet GEOS: the latest Modern Surface to join CaraGreen's collection of healthy surface materials. To help you get to know GEOS a little better, we've broken it down, letter by letter:

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Rethinking Back to School: Healthy Classrooms and a Healthy Planet

With plexiglass dividers, masks and social distancing requirements essential for all future educational settings, major changes to the classroom dynamic lay ahead. While intense precautions are being made to ensure the health of both teachers and students, we must also take the health of our earth into account and utilize sustainable practices while adopting these new societal norms. 

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Circularity in Action: Introducing Durat Baltic Sea

As part of their 2020 initiative to continue to create beautiful yet sustainable material that works to close the loop, Durat has created a new marine inspired color: Baltic Sea (or J30JNF).

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