Green Design

Laticrete Tile Installation System chosen for Net Zero and LEED Platinum home

October 3, 2011
Laticrete, a global manufacturer and leader of premium installation and finishing systems for the building industry, was selected to be the exclusive Tile Installation System Sponsor for the first Net Zero and LEED Platinum home in the vicinity of Boston, MA. 


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Grenite® Sustainable Engineered Stone for Countertop Surfaces

September 8, 2011
Grenite®is the next generation of "green" engineered stone -- featuring an innovative material that is eco-friendly, durable and cost efficient, reports Saint-Gobain, the product's manufacturer.


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Tile and stone enhance campus parking structure

July 13, 2011
The use of terra-cotta tile and local Duke Stone for the exterior design of a new parking garage at Duke University maintains campus tradition while adding a modern twist.
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Eco-friendly products achieve successful home renovation

July 7, 2011
Designed by Robin Wilson Home of New York, NY, the Kennedy Green House -- located in Mount Kisco, NY -- exemplifies an eco-friendly design with the use of recycled stone and quartz products.
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Fireclay Tile debuts a 100% recycled glass tile

May 17, 2011
SAN JOSE, CA -- Fireclay Tile, a leading sustainable tile manufacturer, recently introduced "Crush", a U.S.-manufactured 100% recycled glass tile. Tile in the Crush collection comes from right within Fireclay’s local environment, and the result is a glass tile line that is unique, sustainable and stunning, reports the manufacturer.


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Green Product Review

March 3, 2011
CaesarStone has introduced the newest addition to its Environment First collection: Starry Night. This new color consists of finely crushed remnants of Blizzard, CaesarStone’s best-selling color. CaesarStone is the only quartz surface to recycle waste generated by stonemasons, something the company has achieved through a local Recycling Program, reports the company.
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Environmentally friendly design achieved with Hakatai tile

November 3, 2010
Bass Studio Architects, based in Columbus, OH, selected the Black Gold Blend from the Tivoli series by Hakatai for the new Thaijindesu Thai and Sushi Bar, a contemporary fusion-style restaurant in beachside Newport News, VA. The iridescent glass mosaic tile, which is produced with recycled content, was employed for the face of an enclosed half-circle bar and two hosting stations in the lounge as well as an island-style service station in the main dining room.


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Sustainability discussion with Joe Greco, AIA, LEED Lord, Aeck & Sargent

April 4, 2010
Lord, Aeck & Sargent was created in 1989 when two Atlanta, GA-based practices, Aeck Associates, which was founded in 1942, and Lord & Sargent, started in 1983, made the decision to join forces. Since that time, the firm has demonstrated a strong commitment to keeping sustainability at the forefront of its designs.
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In this month's issue of Stone World, check out an extensive preview of Coverings 2014, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. Also learn more about various types of limestone that were used to build private residences.

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How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

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The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!

  

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