Torzo Surfaces Introduces Pacific Collection

The Pacific Collection from Torzo Surfaces embodies the northwest’s rugged coastline and timber heritage. The ever-changing waves and swells of the ocean inspire this new architectural surface made from recycled wood waste. Towering evergreen forests are a hallmark of the Pacific Northwest. The company’s home state of Oregon is a … Read more

Amazing and Unique Countertop Projects

We ran across this video of some amazing work done by Gene McDonald, of Refresh Interiors, located in Florida. The work is very unique and is truly “art.” Using a variety of techniques, such as various edge treatments, inlays, thermoforming, layering, backlighting, unusual shapes and more, the company truly gives … Read more

GlassRecycled Offers Galaxy Collection

Glass Recycled offers its Galaxy Collection line of surfacing material, designed to cater to multi-use development properties. The company’s boutique quality recycled glass surface is available for large scale multi-unit properties at near granite prices. The material features 100 percent recycled clear glass and porcelain particulate.

Eos Surfaces Adds 2 New GEOS Colors

Eos Surfaces added  two new colors to its GEOS Recycled Glass Surface line. Juneau is a bright, jewel-toned turquoise and Rincon is a mosaic of olive, rust and light blue in a sand-hued base. Equally friendly to the fabricator as it is to the environment, GEOS is NSF, Green Circle … Read more

Vetrazzo Introduces 3 New Colors

Vetrazzo introduced three new colors of its concrete-based, recycled-particulate surfacing material. The colors are: Umbo White, which mixes particulate from soda and beer bottles with oyster shells, pieces of jars and crushed marble; Bretagne Blue, which is an azure-tinted color that includes pies of oyster shells, crushed marble and architectural … Read more

Empatico Offers Engineered Marble Surfacing

As an alternative to quarried marble, Empatico Architectural Surfaces offers its Engineered Marble product. The company describes the product as an environmentally friendly material made from scrap, waste and leftover materials in quarries that are too small to create tiles. Made from a mixture of 95 percent natural aggregates and … Read more

Surfaces and Sustainability in the Home

  More and more people are choosing to go green and live as sustainable a life as possible, and one primary way to achieve this is to invest in a sustainable home. Maintaining a home includes many interconnected facets. How food and water is brought into the home can affect … Read more

Grenite Receives NSF ‘Food Zone’ Certification

Grenite, an engineered stone product from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics received “food zone” certification from NSF International “Saint-Gobain’s Grenite certification underscores the company’s commitment in meeting the highest food safety standards,” said Sarah Krol, general manager of NSF International’s Food Equipment Certification Program. NSF International approved the use of Grenite as … Read more

NSF Seeking Volunteers for Sustainable Countertop Committee

The National Center for Sustainability Standards (NCSS), a part of NSF International (formerly the National Sanitation Foundation) is beginning development of a Product Category Rule (PCR) for residential countertops in accordance with ISO 14025. The rule will cover natural stone, solid surface, engineered stone, high pressure laminate and recycled materials. … Read more