ECOfusion Launches Beautiful New Hardwood Flooring

Already solidly in the market with their bamboo and color-infused flooring options, ECOfusion now presents stunning new engineered and solid hardwood flooring options including rapidly renewable eucalyptus and acacia in several unique finishes. This new line rounds out ECOfusion’s offering and creates a full suite of choices to make ECOfusion a one-stop shop for sustainable, beautiful flooring. More information on our partnership with ECOfusion can be found here. Call us at 919-929-3009 or email Barbara@caragreen.com to request samples.

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Blue Stain Pine from Torzo

Check out this beautiful new material from Torzo – salvaged timber made incredibly durable with the company’s acrylic infusion process. Behind the material is a good story of environmental stewardship – trees from forests that have been devastated by pine beetles across the US and Canada, previously left for waste, are being repurposed by Torzo, who takes the seemingly unusable blue-stained timber and highlights this unique characteristic, creating stunning new products in sheet, panel and flooring options. Find out more about Torzo’s efforts to transform this material here.

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Judy Lawrence Joins CaraGreen as Sales Representative for New England

CaraGreen welcomes Judy Lawrence as our new sales representative for New England. Judy brings 26 years of experience to our team. As a manufacturer’s sales representative in the A & D community, Judy’s mission has long been to bring clients and manufacturers together. Judy represents a range of interior products including architectural glass, recycled wood products, Australian wool textiles, and now CaraGreen’s
sustainable portfolio, including Durat, EcoFusion, Meld, and Bark House. This gives Judy a diversified mix of innovative products to share with firms. Judy enjoys, and excels at, assembling creative product presentations and keeping pace with the ever-changing design industry. If you’re in the New England area, contact Judy for samples and info on CaraGreen products.


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Bark House Receives Legacy Leader Honoree Recognition from Cradle to Cradle

Congratulations to Bark House for being recognized as a Legacy Leader Honoree by the Cradle To Cradle Products innovation Institute. Bark House was among many prestigious companies that were honored at the Institute’s inaugural "Innovation Celebration" in New York in December, including Puma, Herman Miller, and Aveda. Co-Host, Susan Sarandon, said “Tonight is not about hope, or promise, or vision — it is about reality. Tonight we are honoring a few of the many hundreds of companies who have turned promise into reality by transforming the way they make products and, in doing so, are showing the way so that many others can follow. The companies embracing Cradle to Cradle design and certification are proving that we can have a world abundant in health and resources; a world characterized by new expectations for what makes something high quality and beautiful.” We are proud of Bark House for this achievement. Learn more about their products.

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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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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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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.

RSVP to carrie@caragreen.com.

 

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New “Blue” Line from Oceanside Glasstile Is Their Greenest Offering Yet

Oceanside Glasstile has launched a new line in conjunction with their 20th anniversary called Blue™. Blue is their most sustainable offering yet and comes in mosaics, bricks, and liners. The collection is responsibly manufactured with new melting technology that reduces energy use by 30%. The tile boasts 55%-82% post-consumer recycled content from bottle glass sourced through curbside recycling programs. And, Blue is sustainably handcrafted in North America.

The line is readily available and priced competitively. This beautiful artisan design material is suitable for residential, commercial, and submerged applications.
   
To see additional photos of Blue, visit our Oceanside Pinterest board. For more information, contact us.

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CaraGreen Headed to NeoCon with Durat, ECOfusion, & TorZo

CaraGreen will be exhibiting Durat, ECOfusion and TorZo at NeoCon in Chicago, June 10-12. NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, providing over 40,000 architecture and design professionals with CEU-accredited seminars, quality keynote speakers and more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors. CaraGreen's booth will feature a Durat tub, sink and table top, both horizontal and vertical applications of TorZo, and ECOfusion strand woven bamboo flooring. We're on the 8th floor, booth 8-1110. Please stop by and see us if you plan to be at the show!

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