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Dolling Up Durham

PaperStone CoverPly and Kirei Echopanel were great additions at American Underground in Durham.  Unlike the solid PaperStone, CoverPly uses recycled paper for the surface only.  The durable exterior of CoverPly with its layered birch interior enabled a cost-effective, attractive surface.  EchoPanel was a great choice to add acoustic control to the open ceiling.  With their extensive selection of systems, high recycled content and a myriad of colors and shapes, EchoPanel is an easy acoustic solution that designers can use to create and complement new or existing spaces.   {Information: [email protected]}

July Vignette – Rolling Stones

From bottom to top:
Durat – #110
EcoFusion – Color Fusion Strand Woven Bamboo, Morning Mist
PaperStone – Graphite
PaperStone – Cabernet & Slate (the stones)
IceStone – Amber Pearl
Torzo – Tiikeri, Natural
Durat – #441, #450, & #260


Summer Vignette – Fireworks and FIFA

Let's hope Team USA's ladies can kick soccer's reputation up a notch with a win this Independence Day Weekend.

From bottom to top:
Bark House, Standard Poplar
PaperStone, Graphite
IceStone, Cobalt Ice and Sapphire Snow
Durat, 100, 080, 450 and 012 (the ring)

Learn Something Interesting

Tired of the overly-technical, uninteresting product pitches thinly masked as a continuing education course?

Then check out our latest education course for one learning unit (1 hr) of AIA HSW credit – Turning Paper into Stone –  which takes us on a journey of taking the paper we dispose of every day and turning it into a surface with unmatched durability and a warmth unachievable with natural stone. Good for your minds and good for the environment, don’t miss the chance to learn more about the amazing transformation of paper to stone.  – [email protected]

With this latest offering, CaraGreen is now able to offer up to five hours of credit across our presentations. Email [email protected] with questions about our suite of courses.

Can you handle one more Shade of Grey?

Of course you can.  PaperStone’s new Graphite tone fits beautifully between the subtle Pewter and dashingly dark Slate that PaperStone currently offers.  This new color is targeted at modern commercial surfacing applications as well as serving the savvy homeowner who wants something that looks and performs like stone, but has a warmer feel and better environmental story.  

The material is available in a variety of thicknesses up to 1-1/4” and can be used for horizontal or vertical applications.  If you have not tried this durable product – here is your excuse – email for samples or a product demo – [email protected].



Book an Event with CaraGreen

It is not easy to remember everything that CaraGreen carries, so we offer refreshers in the following formats, schedule yours today ([email protected]):

–  Product showcase at your location
–  Hosted visit at our showroom
–  Webex event
–  AIA CE course, GBCI CE course (call for options)

As a quick refresher, our lines extend from the floor to the ceiling – the whole sustainable interior envelope – and include:


–  PaperStone
–  Merge Design
–  IceStone
–  Durat
–  TorZo


–  ECOfusion flooring
–  BABA flooring
–  Plyboo flooring


–  Kirei EchoPanel
–  BarkHouse
–  Kirei board
–  Plyboo plywood
–  UltraTouch insulation
–  TorZo surfaces

Caragreen Swatches

Deck The Halls!

Too early?  Not for PaperStone’s new textured panels:  DiaDeck and DiaScreen.  A new take on the popular surfacing material adds a pattern to the surface, on one side or both, that allows it to be used for decorative vertical or horizontal surfaces.   The criss-cross pattern also allows skid resistance for stair treads and flooring as well.   Samples are available now, and all colors are available in DiaDeck and DiaScreen options. Fa la la la la la la la la!

Diadeck & Diascreen

Madonna Was Wrong!!

It sure didn’t feel like we were living in a material world at GreenBuild last week.  The show standouts for materials were PaperStone, IceStone, and Kirei who were showing what is in vogue for sustainable finishes.  Cosentino was there with their Dekton and ECO lines, and there were a few other regional players, but overall the interior finishes were underrepresented.

But, what an opportunity to shine!  The architects and designers were clamoring to see the new textured finishes from PaperStone and some of their new “beta” colors as they test the market appetite for their new palette.   IceStone displayed their new two-toned Gotham Grey – which was emphatically received by the “who’s who” of the architecture world.  Kirei had a stunning display of EchoPanel in its vibrant colors and shapes on display. We are very excited to roll these out to our customer base over the next few months.  And don’t worry Madonna – we are still crazy for you too.

Greenbuild 2014


Spring Cleaning

The focus of the design community on mitigating waste has resulted in interest in less “sample heavy” design libraries.  We hear you!  We have color cards that capture the aesthetics and color palette for most of our products and offer these in lieu of bulky sample boxes when requested.  A library “refresh” is more of a “clean out” for a lot of firms, as materials change.  If you would like any color cards for Durat, Meld, BarkHouse, PaperStone, EcoFusion, or TorZo, please let us know and we can drop them off or email them to your firm.

Please email [email protected] or call 919.929.3009 with any requests.

Color Cards


CoverPly from PaperStone

CoverPly is a lightweight, durable version of PaperStone that is more cost-effective, while retaining the texture and sustainability you are used to in standard PaperStone products.  CoverPly is comprised of plywood sandwiched between two layers of PaperStone’s paper and proprietary PetroFree™ resins to create the same look and feel as PaperStone, with a layered edging profile..  The CoverPly sheets are available in most standard colors and can be used for bathroom partitions, table tops and most surfacing applications.  Please email [email protected]com with any questions.

Cover Ply

Back and Better than Ever

CaraGreen is pleased to announce its partnership with PaperStone, a leader in sustainable surfacing; whose beautiful panels are perfect options for countertops, partitions and dividers.  With aggressive new pricing and color options, CaraGreen and PaperStone are able to offer economical and beautiful options for creative, innovative designs and projects.  

PaperStone® is a sustainable composite material made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper, and PetroFree™ phenolic resins and natural pigments. As PaperStone ages, it will assume a pleasing, lustrous, seasoned appearance that is an inherent characteristic of the material. This is a natural progression of a natural product, resulting in a beautifully soft, rich patina. The aging process takes time and, much like fine hardwood, a deep luster will develop in areas of heavier use. 

For samples, binders or literature, and the latest pricing please email [email protected] or call 919.929.3009.

For more information on PaperStone, please visit our website here.

PaperStone Colors