Entries tagged with: recycling


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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What does a circular building industry look like?

Circular economy in building and construction graphic

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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New Year, New Showroom

In August of 2018, we signed a lease on a warehouse in South Raleigh.  At the end of October, we celebrated the transformation of this space into a state-of-the-art showroom, showcasing our portfolio of sustainable, healthy building materials.  Below is a chronicle of our journey from blank walls to vibrant, engaging installations.

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Half-Full or Half-Empty?  Quartz Companies Looking at Glass to Fill their Coffers

While the latest quartz tariffs may be shutting down manufacturers worldwide, the manufacturers in China are savvy.  They are not going to shut their doors. Not going to toss up their hands and say “That was fun while it lasted.”  No, they are looking for a workaround. And the language in the anti-dumping ruling accommodates it.

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You Are Recycling Wrong

how-to-recycle-correctly

We don't mean to be a buzzkill, we're just being honest. Here's what you're getting wrong, and how you can fix it: 

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