Snap - May/June 2012 - (Page 50)
product focus: hard surfacing
reclaimed architectural panels
manufacturer: Viridian Wood Products performance: Urea formaldehyde–free, FSCcertified MDF; fire-rated cores; can contribute to LEED price range: $$$ applications: These 4' x 8' architectural-grade veneered panels are milled from North American redwood from wine tanks, Oregon black walnut from urban salvage, and oldgrowth Douglas fir from warehouse deconstruction.
fireplace surrounds collection
manufacturer: Eldorado Stone performance: Range in width from 42'' to 52''; handfinished in a labor-intensive, four-step process
manufacturer: Silestone performance: Naturally nonporous; doesn’t require
sealing; high scratch, stain, and heat resistance
price range: $$ applications: This series of handcrafted, limestoneveneer fireplace surrounds are a fraction of the cost of natural limestone surrounds. The collection includes nine profiles that frame the fireplace, ranging from modern to ornate.
price range: $$$ applications: White Platinum from Silestone natural quartz
is designed for countertops, backsplashes, vanity tops, and other residential and hospitality uses. Reflective, silver-toned specks are created through a special heating process.
pico tile by ronan & erwan boroullec
manufacturer: Mutina Ceramiche performance: Matte texture in two relief surfaces: “Down”
with sunken dots, and “Up” with elevated dots
manufacturer: New Ravenna Mosaics performance: Made to measure for installation price range: $$$ applications: Designer Sara Baldwin has interpreted
the classic patterns of Central Asian ikat textiles in a striking line of jewel-glass mosaics. The three ikat patterns — Loom, Weft, and Pamir (shown) — are presented in five colorways. The collection is handcrafted in Virginia in a seamless repeat pattern for vertical interior surfaces.
manufacturer: CoveringsETC performance: Quick and easy install; does not need
time to cure like poured terrazzo price range: $$ applications: A cheaper alternative to traditional terrazzo, Eco-Terr Retro is a 70% recycled material derived from marble, granite, and stone-chip by-products of the manufacturing process. The line offers highly pronounced, decorative geometric patterns that are available in a range of motifs.
price range: $$$ applications: Designed for Mutina Ceramiche by
brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Pico is inspired by the compressed sand and minerals that make up ceramic tiles. Intended for public or residential spaces, the tile collection comes in a white, gray, or sand base color.
= eco-friendly attributes
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