To Build Green.... of course!
According to a recent article published by PD & R Edge Home online magazine, there has been exponential growth in Green & Eco-Building focus in builders, remodelers and more impressively in home owners and potential home owners. The increase in environmentally conscious building can come at an increased cost but that isn't swaying the opinion that sustainability and building green is important nearly as much as it once did!
"The high cost associated with many green features and practices is a potential barrier to the expansion of green building. Among those surveyed for the “Green and Healthier Homes” report, the largest percentage of single-family homebuilders (42%) reported that green features and practices added 5 to 10 percent to construction costs, and the largest percentage of remodelers (47%) stated that green features and practices increased remodeling costs by more than 10 percent. Despite these added costs, 69 percent of single-family homebuilders and 78 percent of remodelers felt that homebuyers were willing to pay a premium for a green home" (Source https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-featd-article-072516.html)
So what does all this tell us?
People are aware that there are alternatives to cheap, harshly manufactured, wasteful and hazardous materials and they are willing to pay a little more to keep their family & environment healthy!
Recycled Granite & Marble Nashville not only offers GREEN, ECO-FRIENDLY, LEED Certified products for commercial & residential projects, (that oh by the way, will last a lifetime) but we don't cost any more than our non-green competitors! We are priced so competitively in the market for similarly designed and esthetically pleasing products that building green & sustainable with us, just makes sense! (Oh, did I mention, our products will last a lifetime? They don't chip, crack and deteriorate like those other materials we compete with)
Every stone, every tile, every paver and split stone veneer that we make, is the result of us turning what was once a raw material, which was going to be tossed aside, and turning it into a GREEN, SUSTAINABLE and BEAUTIFUL building material!
How do you feel about building green?
On a scale of 1-10 (1 being I'm not going to be around long enough for any of this to matter in my lifetime so who cares and 10 being if you could you would live in a container home, fitted with 100% recycled materials)
Re-Tiling your fireplace or back splash is a snap when you know how!
What is Recycled Granite & Marble?
Simply put, Recycled Granite & Marble are pavers, split stone tiles, mosaics and aggregates are created using left-over counter-top material from stone local. It is a post-consumer waste stream that we divert from landfills. We use patented machinery to manufacture the scrap into a variety of shapes and sizes. 100% of the granite is recycled, therefore preventing millions of pounds of waste from entering landfills each year.
Is the granite crush and reconstituted or is it solid stone?
The Recycled Granite (& Marble) pavers and split stone tiles are SOLID!
In comparison to traditional concrete pavers, which are generally 3000-5000 psi…our recycled granite pavers are 15000 -25,000 psi, making them up to 3 - 5 TIMES STRONGER. The dramatic beauty and strength has been built up, layer upon layer, over millions of years. They withstand weathering and fading far better than any other stone available on the market.
The recycled granite split stone tiles are individually split by hand. Every single stone is touched by a human hand, not just machines. Like snowflakes, each stone has uniquely different properties and no two are alike. The splitting process reveals stunning sparkle from the quartz and mica that has been slowly built into the stone. Their beauty is truly breathtaking!
Who installs the product? How difficult is it to install?
At this time, we are not setup to install our products, we are simply manufacturing and selling our goods. We do have a small (but growing) network of contractors and handy-people (see what I did there??!!) that we can refer you too. We can come out to your home/business and get you started on your project. Fees do apply, Contact us for more information.
This product is VERY simple to install. DIYers or weekend warriors can easily install our products on their own.
In fact, we will host How-To Workshops and teach Nashvillians how to create not only beautiful accent walls and outdoor living-scapes, but other home decor items like flower containers, hanging waterfalls, and more., (Sign up for our Newsletter for upcoming events and classes!)
Do they quality for LEED points?
Absolutely! Since Recycled Granite materials are manufactured from 100% post-consumer waste they can earn credit points in the LEED rating system. LEED Credits for new projects and major renovations earn points from various rating categories. Please consult with your local LEED Accredited Professional for specific points and rating methods.
Is there a warranty?
Recycled Granite provides a lifetime guarantee on the structural integrity of its materials to the original purchaser of the product. Color matching cannot be guaranteed and replacement labor is not included. Proof of purchase is required. Please contact your local dealer for specific product warranty.
Do you sell to the Public or just Wholesale?
Both. We will work with just about anyone.
If you are a contractor, designer, landscaper or have a large project and would like to inquire about wholesale prices, please contact us today and we will setup a consultation.