GreenBuild

We were so excited to head to GreenBuild and see what Boston had in store. Familiar faces and some new innovations were present, most notably the presence of “biophilia” and “Biophilic design.”

While Green and Build may have some word fatigue, Biophilic Design is THE hot topic for building materials Emanating nature in a space, lots of literal green instead of just the word are really trending in materials.

Texture is also the feel good feature of many building products. The hands on aesthetic is really taking off in building materials.

Acoustics is also making itself heard, with a big focus on human comfort. Sorry, Loud Diedre in Cube 6, we are tuning you out with some sound control.

For more of our exciting GreenBuild finds, check out our Instagram feed @caragreenproducts

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September Vignette - Fall Feelings

From Back to Front:

ReSawn Timber Co - Shou Sugi Ban, Charred Cladding, Iruka Cypress
ECOfusion - Strand Woven Bamboo, Midnight Sky
Kirei - Geometry Tiles, Delta, #542
Kirei - Geometry Tiles, Oblong, #579
Kirei - EchoPanel, Ceremony, #122

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July Vignette - Rolling Stones

From bottom to top:
Durat - #110
EcoFusion - Color Fusion Strand Woven Bamboo, Morning Mist
PaperStone - Graphite
PaperStone - Cabernet & Slate (the stones)
IceStone - Amber Pearl
Torzo - Tiikeri, Natural
Durat - #441, #450, & #260


 

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CaraGreen Products on HGTV

As HGTV’s Love It or List It kicks off its 11th season in the Raleigh-Durham area, they chose ECOfusion ColorFusion strand bamboo to complement the décor in a beautifully designed home in Apex. (And they chose to Love It!).  CaraGreen sold and delivered the flooring in December, and the episode aired in March.   We continue to promote our suite of products with the Love It or List It team as they spend two years in our market, transforming homes with beautiful materials.

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Book an Event with CaraGreen

It is not easy to remember everything that CaraGreen carries, so we offer refreshers in the following formats, schedule yours today (kim@caragreen.com):

-  Product showcase at your location
-  Hosted visit at our showroom
-  Webex event
-  AIA CE course, GBCI CE course (call for options)

As a quick refresher, our lines extend from the floor to the ceiling – the whole sustainable interior envelope – and include:

SURFACING

-  PaperStone
-  Merge Design
-  IceStone
-  Durat
-  TorZo

FLOORING

-  ECOfusion flooring
-  BABA flooring
-  Plyboo flooring

WALLS

-  Kirei EchoPanel
-  BarkHouse
-  Kirei board
-  Plyboo plywood
-  UltraTouch insulation
-  TorZo surfaces

Caragreen Swatches

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Walking the Talk with ECOfusion Flooring

ECOfusion stepped it up this month with its successful passing of California's Section 01350 test protocol standard for VOC emissions.  Now you can specify the Pro-core proprietary engineered strandwoven flooring and breathe a little easier knowing that it meets these stringent requirements.  This testing standard also meets the LEED v4 requirements for interior materials and VOC emissions.   ECOfusion is already a no-added urea formaldehyde (NAUF) flooring, but this standard takes that even further. More information and testing results can be obtained by emailing us.

For product binders and samples email ecofusion@caragreen.com or call 919.929.3009.

Echofusion_Apporval

 

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Spring Cleaning

The focus of the design community on mitigating waste has resulted in interest in less “sample heavy” design libraries.  We hear you!  We have color cards that capture the aesthetics and color palette for most of our products and offer these in lieu of bulky sample boxes when requested.  A library “refresh” is more of a “clean out” for a lot of firms, as materials change.  If you would like any color cards for Durat, Meld, BarkHouse, PaperStone, EcoFusion, or TorZo, please let us know and we can drop them off or email them to your firm.

Please email info@caragreen.com or call 919.929.3009 with any requests.

Color Cards

 

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ECOfusion Launches Beautiful New Hardwood Flooring

Already solidly in the market with their bamboo and color-infused flooring options, ECOfusion now presents stunning new engineered and solid hardwood flooring options including rapidly renewable eucalyptus and acacia in several unique finishes. This new line rounds out ECOfusion’s offering and creates a full suite of choices to make ECOfusion a one-stop shop for sustainable, beautiful flooring. More information on our partnership with ECOfusion can be found here. Call us at 919-929-3009 or email Barbara@caragreen.com to request samples.

new ecofusion

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Judy Lawrence Joins CaraGreen as Sales Representative for New England

CaraGreen welcomes Judy Lawrence as our new sales representative for New England. Judy brings 26 years of experience to our team. As a manufacturer’s sales representative in the A & D community, Judy’s mission has long been to bring clients and manufacturers together. Judy represents a range of interior products including architectural glass, recycled wood products, Australian wool textiles, and now CaraGreen’s
sustainable portfolio, including Durat, EcoFusion, Meld, and Bark House. This gives Judy a diversified mix of innovative products to share with firms. Judy enjoys, and excels at, assembling creative product presentations and keeping pace with the ever-changing design industry. If you’re in the New England area, contact Judy for samples and info on CaraGreen products.


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CaraGreen Headed to NeoCon with Durat, ECOfusion, & TorZo

CaraGreen will be exhibiting Durat, ECOfusion and TorZo at NeoCon in Chicago, June 10-12. NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, providing over 40,000 architecture and design professionals with CEU-accredited seminars, quality keynote speakers and more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors. CaraGreen's booth will feature a Durat tub, sink and table top, both horizontal and vertical applications of TorZo, and ECOfusion strand woven bamboo flooring. We're on the 8th floor, booth 8-1110. Please stop by and see us if you plan to be at the show!

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ECOfusion Spring Flooring Sale!

ECOfusion's Solid-Lock collection, which includes strand woven bamboo and eucalyptus, is on sale this spring. Solid-Lock Strand Woven Bamboo flooring ranges from $4.37-$4.75/SQFT depending on quantity. And, Solid-Lock Strand Wood Eucalyptus (shown in picture) ranges from $5.46-$5.93/SQFT depending on quantity. Both of these products are made from rapidly renewable materials and are free from added urea formaldehyde and other harmful VOCs. The sale lasts from April 1st through May 30th. For More information on ECOfusion flooring or samples, contact us.  

Sale terms: 10 carton minimum, business delivery only, must order and ship during sale.

ECOfusion Eucalyptus Flooring, Strawgrass Color

 

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CaraGreen Now A Distributor for ECOfusion Flooring

ECOfusion bamboo and eucalyptus flooring is the latest addition to CaraGreen’s sustainable product portfolio. ECOfusion blends rapidly renewable natural materials and “fuses” them into innovative, beautiful, and durable flooring. All of their products are free of added urea formaldehyde and are rapidly renewable, meaning they contribute to numerous LEED credits.

ECOfusion has the widest range of colors in bamboo flooring that we've seen. And, they have the only color infused bamboo flooring on the market. ECOfusion uses thru-color technology to dye bamboo strands using pure plant-based pigments. The technology dramatically increases the life cycle of the floor as dents and scratches do not require repair as color appears throughout the wear layer.

ECOfusion’s engineered bamboo strand woven flooring is 100% bamboo unlike other products that use wood as a substrate. ECOfusion’s proprietary cross-grain bamboo core features strand woven bamboo on the top and bottom, which provides optimal performance and stability in all climates. 

ECOfusion has a wide range of flooring options including bamboo, eucalyptus, solid, engineered, color infused, stained, and carbonized. Their products are suited for both commercial and residential applications.

ECOfusion Floors Assortment

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