If you’re renovating and want to build your new home with the environment in mind, there are materials you can opt for.
This second part covers materials for built-in carpentry to create feature walls and cabinetry.
(Pictured is a Lamitak laminate — see next slide.)
Lamitak laminates from TAK is awarded with both Greenguard certification for indoor air quality, and Green Label Singapore certification for low emissions and low toxicity.
Made in Italy ranges of laminates from EDL
EDL’s Made in Italy range of laminates has the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, which means that the paper-based materials used to make them come from responsibly managed forests.
Organoid range of panels from Panelogue
Developed using green technology from Tyrol, Austria, Organoid by Panelogue is all-natural and makes use of recycled raw materials, such as peppermint stalks, vanilla husks and coffee beans. The natural fragrances of the materials are also persevered, so you can get not just decorative, but also scented, interiors.
Silestone Eco countertop material from Cosentino
This Greenguard-certified product is manufactured from 75 per cent recycled materials, such as porcelain, glass, vitrified ash, and waste generated by blast furnaces. Furthermore, 94 per cent of the water used in its manufacturing process is re-used.