Friday, April 19, 2013

Great Earth-Friendly Products - #1 and 2

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, we selected products for our Earth-Friendly Green List. Many of the manufacturers we work with offer great products with green attributes -- everything from water and energy conservation to recycling and sustainability. Here are the first two on the list:

ECO by Cosentino countertops are made from 75% recycled materials such as mirror, glass, porcelain, earthenware and vitrified ash. Even 94% of the water used in its manufacturing process is re-used. Available in a wide range of colors, this sleek surface comes in two textures -- Polished (providing a brilliant shine) and Leather (for a matte finish). ECO also has an extremely low rate of water absorption and porosity, making it an ideal material for bathrooms and kitchens. Learn more about ECO by Cosentino.

Elmwood is proud to be part of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer’s Association’s Environmental Stewardship Program, which recognizes manufacturers that reduce pollution and waste and promote resource sustainability. Here are a few ways Elmwood offers great sustainable solutions:
  • 5-piece solid wood doors made from Lyptus trees -- a hybrid tree derived from the eucalyptus species. They grow quickly and virtually every portion of the log is utilized. 
  • 3 contemporary door styles are available in environmentally responsible engineered exotic veneers. These veneers preserve rare and exotic trees for future generations by being plantation grown. 100% of the wood fibre is used. 
  • Plyboo solid bamboo doors for both the contemporary Newport and transitional Messina styles are available in natural lite or caramel finishes. A great wood for sustainability, bamboo’s growth rate can be as much as 6 inches up to 1 foot per day or 1.5 - 2.0 inches per hour.

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