Granite Graduates With A Degree In Obsolescence

THE new acronym in kitchen design - customers are asking for A.B.G. - Anything But Granite.  

This article on highlights this movement away from granite and features PaperStone, one of the most versatile options on the market for those looking to breach the granite wall that has been holding back the surface industry for decades. It’s free of silica, easy to cut, performs like stone, has high recycled content, 13 colors, and is one of the more economical surfacing materials out there.   

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No More Customers’ Dirty Looks

Acoustics Making Your Favorite Venue a Nightmare? EchoPanel Makes It A Dream.

It’s hard to enjoy that hoppy overpriced microbrew with four of your okay-est friends when you can’t understand half of what they’re saying. Open ceilinged, hard surfaced venues may be on trend, but that is $9 and 900 words you can’t get back. Kirei EchoPanel is the perfect solution for noisy venues that don’t want to compromise their looks for comfort. Any price point can be achieved, and the shapes, colors and patterns make it the only product you need to achieve your sound goals.

Let’s leave the ugly popcorn ceilings and creepy carpeted table undersides in the past along with Motor-mouth Molly’s paisley blazer. Acoustic solutions should be as beautiful as they are functional. You hear that Molly?

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No More Teachers, No More Books

This is one binder you won’t toss when the bell rings. It’s like CliffsNotes for Healthy Building Materials.

Spend more time sipping Sangria poolside and less time searching for better building materials this summer with the help of the all new CaraGreen digital binder. With a few clicks of a button, you can now access our range of healthy building products anywhere. That includes poolside.

Our new digital binder can be found here.

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April Vignette - I Wanna Hex You Up

Products from bottom to top:

Koskisen - Eco Transparent Plywood, Blue 5024
Kirei - Mura Fabric, Hex 442
Kirei - EchoPanel, Hex 111
Wonderwall Studios - Days
Durat - 254, 810, 391, 030
Kirei - Coco Tiles, Java Collection, Cirebon Natural

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Want All Of Our Product Information In One Place? You Got It.

Next time you’re looking for product information, colors, manufacturer info or where to order samples, check out our brand new digital product binder. In addition to our super handy website, we’ve put everything you need to know in one convenient place.

Click here to access the digital binder. You’re welcome.

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Bring On The May Flowers

Want to see our healthy building materials in action? Check us out on May 1st at the Alliance of Interior Design (AID) Vendor Trade Show. We’ve put together an exhibit that we hope might plant a few seeds of inspiration. We’re excited to see what the local design community has in store. The show takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cary on May 1, from 10AM - 2PM. 

Get your tickets here.

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Trouble In Silica Valley

If you were looking for yet another reason to ditch quartz and seek out healthier surfacing options, the latest news will have you headed for the hills (the hills of Italy to grab some sintered stone, if you ask us). According to recent reports, the effects of processing engineered stone are resulting in a critical silicosis epidemic. Silicosis is a life-threatening lung disease caused by breathing in tiny bits of silica found in materials like quartz. A healthy environment starts with healthy people. Using materials like Lapitec, PaperStone, and Durat, which contain zero to trace amounts of silica, promote health at every level, from production to installation.

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New Kirei EchoPanel Colors? That’s Music To Our Ears

Forget washed out whites and grim grays, 2019 is the year of color. One of the many things we love about Kirei’s 60% PET acoustic materials is their range of colors - they’ve always been ahead of the game when it comes to ROY G BIV and now they’re back with 7 new colors: mushroom, vanilla, blush, lavender, ivy, jade, and onyx. Concrete conference rooms beware, noisy nap rooms silence yourselves: Kirei’s expansive line of acoustic materials are here to soak up sound in style.

Samples are available now. Get them here.

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CaraGreen Launches Durat Scandicolor Collection, a Solid Surfacing Color Palette Inspired by Nature

CaraGreen Launches Durat Scandicolor Collection, a Solid Surfacing Color Palette Inspired by Nature

elementAl uses recycled plastic and metal to create stunning surfaces, providing a simple solution to a complex problem

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March Vignette - Get Sprung

Products in background from top to bottom:

Koskisen - Eco Transparent Plywood, Green 6025
Plyboo - Linear Line, LL5, Amber
Kirei - Geometry Tiles, Oblong, 579

Products in foreground clockwise from top:

Lapitec - Bianco Polare, Fossil
Durat - 012
Lapitec - Velvet, Berlin
Lapitec - Moca, Lux
Lapitec - Avorio, Lux
elementAl - aeriAl

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