Trends: Fall 2009
Hirsch Glass uses an artisan process to blend multiple colors of glass, creating a natural dimensional “swirl” inside every chip. Hirsch Glass is manufacturing Silhouette in 26 colorations. The recycled content of Silhouette ranges from 30 to 100%, depending on the coloration.
Miraton is dense, non-porous, stain-resistant and requires virtually no maintenance, according to Hanwha, adding that the product is ideal for both commercial and residential applications.
The recycled content is then mixed with 25% natural material, including stone scrap from mountains, quarries, manufacturing and fabrication; and is bonded together with a proprietary eco-friendly 22% corn oil resin.
ECO by Cosentino is achieved through state-of-the-art technology and delivers a hard durable surface that has high stain, scratch and scorch performance, the manufacturer reports, adding that it is non-porous and does not require sealers.
Architects and building teams will gain points toward LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for a building project that utilizes ECO by Cosentino surfacing. ECO™ by Cosentino is Greenguard certified for low chemical emissions.
Each piece is 100% reusable, meeting ISO 14021 requirements. The Pret-A-Porter Collection offers diverse design choices, as the 17- x 17-inch format is available in basic white, Crema Marfil, three colors of cement (anthracite, sand and ocre) and three colors of stone (sand, beige and brown).
Athena Stone is offered in five sizes - 20 x 20, 10 x 20, 10 x 10, 14 x 14 and 7 x 7 inches, complete with 3- x 3-inch mesh-backed mosaics and special accessory pieces. The large-format, 20- x 20-inch option is equipped with Athena Extra, offering a higher coefficient of friction (slip resistance) for commercial applications.