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Durat Sustainable Surfaces for Countertops, Sinks, Bathtubs, and More

Sleek & Sustainable Durat, as a part of Modern Surfaces, is a unique, sustainable solid surface material made from recycled polyester.     Recycled & Recyclable Durat collects post-industrial plastic waste from Sweden and Finland that would normally...

The Top 10 Bathroom Trends Given a Green Makeover

Did you know bathrooms are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 75% of total consumption? Clearly, it’s a vital space for incorporating sustainable design. Beyond reducing water use, consider all of the other ways you can go green in...

Why Your Copper Sink May Outlive You—and Your Grandchildren

by Guest Contributor from Native Trails, creators of artisan-crafted, sustainable kitchen and bath fixtures The most astounding thing about copper? It’s essentially ageless. In some cases, you can scarcely tell old copper from new copper. So, while stone sinks from...

Real Rain from KOHLER Brings the Exhilaration of a Summer Storm to the Shower

Innovative water delivery system mimics the soothing and revitalizing experience of natural rain By carefully studying all the elements of a natural rain shower, from the varying sizes of the raindrops to the angles at which they fall, KOHLER has created Real Rain, a...

All You Need to Know About Low-Flow Toilets

Did you know toilets are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of residential indoor water consumption? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), "Over the course of your lifetime, you will likely flush...

Orbital Systems Water Efficient Showers

SAVING 90% WATER AND 80% ENERGY WHILE INCREASING COMFORT & HYGIENE. For both homeowners and the enterprise, ORBITAL SYSTEMS is redefining eco-luxury. Without compromising on pressure or temperature,ORBITAL SYSTEMS has used Space-Certified nano-technology to build...

IceStone Recycled Countertops

IceStone began in 2003 with a simple concept; transform waste glass into something beautiful. Co-founders Miranda Magagnani and Peter Strugatz set out to create a business that integrated sustainable, responsible practices from process to product, and to provide a...

Before & After: Eco-Friendly Bathroom with a Zen Aesthetic

EcoArtisan Builders, based in San Diego, California, renovated this 1920’s bathroom in Point Loma giving it a calm, Zen aesthetic at the homeowner’s request. What made this bathroom renovation more eco-friendly than most? They repurposed and reused materials wherever...

Did you know bathrooms are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 75% of total consumption? According to the EPA, a conventional toilet uses 1.6 gallons per flush, and if it’s an old one, it could be using between 3.5 to 7 gallons per flush. Even worse, leaky toilets, which typically go unnoticed, can waste up to 200 gallons per day! (Put 10 drops of food coloring in the tank to test yours. Don’t flush and wait 10-15 minutes. If the color ends up in the toilet bowl, you have a leak.) Add in showers, baths, washing hands, and brushing teeth and you can see why the bathroom’s a water hog.

Beyond reducing water use, consider all of the other ways you can go green in the bathroom: install an energy-efficient exhaust fan, refinish your tub instead of buying new, use recycled glass tile, choose a reclaimed wood vanity (or adapt an old dresser), install a greywater system that waters your garden with your shower water – the list goes on and on! Take some time to explore our articles with more tips, and enjoy perusing our product and project inspiration!

Durat Sustainable Surfaces for Countertops, Sinks, Bathtubs, and More

Durat is a unique, sustainable solid surface material which contains recycled post-industrial plastics and is 100% recyclable. It’s available in more than 70 vibrant colors and custom colors can be tinted to order. Durat can be used to create seamless surfaces of any custom project. Click through to learn more!

The Top 10 Bathroom Trends Given a Green Makeover

Did you know bathrooms are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 75% of total consumption? Clearly, it’s a vital space for incorporating sustainable design. Beyond reducing water use, consider all of the other ways you can go green in the bathroom: install an energy-efficient exhaust fan, choose a reclaimed wood vanity (or adapt an old dresser), install a greywater system that waters your garden with your shower water – the list goes on and on!

Why Your Copper Sink May Outlive You—and Your Grandchildren

The most astounding thing about copper? It’s essentially ageless. In some cases, you can scarcely tell old copper from new copper. So, while stone sinks from the 18th and 19th centuries most certainly show their age, even the oldest of copper sinks are Benjamin Button-like in appearance. And it gets better: In addition to not aging, copper actually grows better with age and the more it is used the faster it will re-patina.

All You Need to Know About Low-Flow Toilets

Did you know toilets are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of residential indoor water consumption? According to the EPA, “Over the course of your lifetime, you will likely flush the toilet nearly 140,000 times. If you replace older, existing toilets with WaterSense labeled models, you can save nearly 13,000 gallons per year with this simpler, greener choice.”

Orbital Systems Water Efficient Showers

Without compromising on pressure or temperature, ORBITAL SYSTEMS has used Space-Certified nano-technology to build a revolutionary Shower of the Future that uses only 10% of the water and 20% of the energy required by ordinary showers.

IceStone Recycled Countertops

IceStone began in 2003 with a simple concept; transform waste glass into something beautiful. Co-founders Miranda Magagnani and Peter Strugatz set out to create a business that integrated sustainable, responsible practices from process to product, and to provide a high design solution that would address a real problem. To date, IceStone has diverted over 16 million pounds of glass from landfills.

Before & After: Eco-Friendly Bathroom with a Zen Aesthetic

EcoArtisan Builders, based in San Diego, California, renovated this 1920’s bathroom in Point Loma giving it a calm, Zen aesthetic at the homeowner’s request. What made it more eco-friendly? They repurposed and reused materials wherever possible to reduce the resources necessary to complete the project. They also opted for sustainable bamboo products when needed.

15 Fabulous Eco-Friendly Countertops

One of the easiest ways to make a major statement in a kitchen or bathroom is by installing a stunning countertop that becomes the focal point of the room. But some of the most popular materials for countertops are not-so-eco-friendly and some come with a handful of health risks.

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