16. Richlite Co. has introduced r100, a surface made with FSC Certified 100% post-consumer waste. The surface, which is durable, heat- and stain- resistant, comes in standard 1'' and 1-1/4'' thicknesses, and 4'x8' and 5'x12' sheets. r100 is Greenguard certified.
Green Product Review Elements MUST RUN Photo I – p/u October 2008 KCMA Supplement, p. Environmental 20, #1 (sorry, it won’t copy for me!) 7. Huntwood Custom Cabinets has added a range of products and styles to its cabinet offering. Among the recently released products are seven T oday’s kitchen and bath dealers and designers have crafted with sustainable materials and VOC-free ﬁnishes, been handed the challenge of not only making the low-ﬂow water devices and appliances that signiﬁcantly home a more beautiful, comfortable place in which surpass Energy Star recommendations are all making their to live, but a healthier, more environmentally sound space mark. While aesthetics, durability and ease of use are still as well. As consumers become more aware of how their the most important benchmarks for choosing a product, surroundings affect not only their family’s health, but that of environmental impact is quickly gaining ground as an the earth, their interest in safer, sustainable products grows. important element in product selection. Manufacturers that supply the kitchen and bath industry On this and the following two pages, KBDN looks at a have responded to this trend on all levels. Countertops sampling of the environmentally sound products that are made from recycled and salvaged products, cabinets currently available in the marketplace. stain colors, ﬁve paint colors, two glazed ﬁnishes, 1. This traditional kitchen from Candlelight 16 door styles and new wood options. Cabinetry features the company’s Plymouth full Circle No. XXX on Product Card in March KBDN inset door. The Crème Brulee painted ﬁnish is accented by an antiquing effect with a sand-off. MUST RUN Circle No. 215 on Product Card in March KBDN Photo B on server 8. CaesarStone offers quartz countertops in six 2. The Silestone Life! Series of countertops from different colors that contain recycled materials. Cosentino USA adds ﬁve vivid and bright colors Chocolate Trufﬂe and Smoky Ash are the latest to the Silestone color spectrum, which now totals introductions that contain post-consumer recycled more than 65 shades. The quartz countertops are glass, joining Ruby and Quartz Reﬂections in that non-porous, scratch- and stain-resistant, feature category. Carbone (shown) and Marrone contain Microban protection and are Greenguard certiﬁed recycled CaesarStone material. as they release zero VOCs into the atmosphere. Circle No. XXX on Product Card in March KBDN Shown is Orange Cool. Circle No. 216 on Product Card in March KBDN MUST RUN 1. Photo W on server 2. 3. The Narrow Pull-out Knife Block from Crystal 9. The ﬂow-optimized showerhead from Moen Cabinet Works is made with multiple random features spray formers that concentrate the ﬂow hardwood species from recovered waste material. of water, reducing the amount of water used A door front matching the cabinetry would be compared to standard showerheads. The optimized applied to the front of the pull-out. A multi-specie spray pattern preserves the powerful stream while knife unit for drawers and cutlery tray are also only using 1.75 gallons per minute. available. Circle No. XXX on Product Card in March KBDN Circle No. 217 on Product Card in March KBDN MUST RUN 4. Amerec steam bath generators conserve water Photo S on server while providing a spa environment for the home. 10. SFA Saniﬂo has introduced a round-front toilet The generato
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