Friday, May 31, 2013

KBIS Show - Top Trends #1

Thousands gathered for the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in New Orleans. We've put together a list of the newest trends and products in kitchen and bath from the show. Here's #1 on the list!

Gorgeous in Grey. A big trend in cabinet design is sleek, sophisticated grey cabinetry. Elmwood Cabinetry has many custom styles and finishes available like the kitchen images shown here with two shades of grey coming together to make an elegant statement. Shiloh Cabinetry offers Dove Grey and Platinum paint (pictured lower left). They also offer Silas -- a grey stain (pictured upper right). The Silas stain looks great with a graphite grey highlight.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Great Earth-Friendly Products - #9 and 10

Changing a light bulb can help change the world. The manufacturers we work with offer compact fluorescent and LED lighting solutions that help reduce energy consumption and last considerably longer than traditional incandescent lighting. Visit our Lighting Photo Gallery for a sampling of the many styles and designs we carry.

Many of Florida Tile's beautiful styles are Green Squared certified. Green Squared is a new initiative by the North American tile industry to recognize and certify sustainable products. They take into account not only individual product attributes, but a balanced approach by establishing criteria for environmental and social issues alike. Check out our Tile Photo Gallery to get inspired for your tile project.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Earth-Friendly Products - #7 and 8

Versini offers beautiful engineered hardwood floors with an eye toward sustainability. In general, compared to solid wood floors, engineered hardwood floors yield up to 3x more square feet of floor covering per tree harvested. Versini takes it a step further by using 83-100% recycled hardwood or rapidly renewable hardwood which makes their “forest footprint” up to 10x less than other engineered wood flooring manufacturers. Visit our Wood Flooring Photo Gallery to see more.

Many of the lumber mills we work with are Forest Stewardship Council certified. Through that process, they commit to using responsibly harvested lumber and to limiting the use of chemicals like formaldehyde in their treatments and bonding agents. The Forest Stewardship Council mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests. Check out our Lumber page to learn more about how we help you save BIG on lumber.

Monday, May 6, 2013

More Great Earth-Friendly Products - #5 and 6

Save on your electric bill with Low-E windows from Jeld-Wen. Low-E — or low emissivity — is an invisible metallic coating on the glass designed to reflect infrared light, keeping heat inside in the winter and outside in the summer. It also reflects part of ultraviolet light to protect interior furnishings from fading prematurely.

Low-E is often the best choice for energy efficiency and frequently standard on many products. Also, consider which windows and glass doors receive the most direct, intense sunlight. South- and west-facing windows and doors should have the highest level of UV protection. Learn more about the windows we offer.

Forevermark Cabinetry offers select products manufactured using waterborne UV Sherwin-Williams® coatings identified with the GreenSure® designation. This Sherwin-Williams manufacturer designation recognizes high performance products designed and manufactured taking steps to reduce environmental impact and meet or exceed the most stringent regulatory requirements. Benefits include:
  • Formaldehyde hazard free 
  • Low VOCs 
  • Superior scratch resistance 
  • Reduction of environmental impact 
Learn more about Forevermark Cabinetry.