Remodeling and looking for ways to be good to the environment? Consider using Lyptus Wood Cabinetry or Ice Stone® countertops for a unique look that's environmently friendly. Now that's a good investment!
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LYPTUSa natural hybrid of Eucalyptus grandis and E. urophylla, Lyptus®thrives in the warm climate of Brazil, permitting harvest in approximately 15 years as opposed to 50 to 70 years -- or up to 100 years -- in colder regions. Lyptus is grown on highly productive plantations, interspersed with reintroduced indigenous trees to preserve native ecosystems.Lyptus is not a rain forest species, and its tremendous growth values allow it to produce 30 times the volume of wood per acre, compared to unmanaged forests.
Lyptus compares favorably to hardwood maple in terms of density, strength and technical properties, and has an appearance similar to that of cherry and mahogany. The superior quality and remarkable beauty of Lyptus make it the ideal hardwood for furniture, cabinets.Lyptus is offered in a versatile range of styles and finishes. Like cherry, Lyptus darkens significantly as it ages. Lyptus also displays a wide range of tones and grain patterns, making it a distinctly expressive wood choice.
IceStone durable surfaces are made from 100% recycled glass and concrete.
IceStone® products are the ideal choice for green kitchen countertops. They're also a great option for backsplashes, bathrooms, vanities, bathroom dividers, tabletops, interior walls, and commercial flooring applications. Beautiful shower surrounds and bathtubs could be made with IceStone durable surface material. It can be shaped, cut water jet, inlaid, mounted vertically or horizontally. While there are 27 standard colors available, the color palette is infinite.
IceStone durable surfaces are strong like granite, not as porous as marble and heat-resistant like stone. The chemical composition is benign and 99.5% inorganic making it a very safe material from the standpoint of toxicity and fire resistance.