According to Tim Whaley, Founder of GLASS RECYCLED and developer of the company’s patented process, “We are proud of our association with the American Institute of Architects and their support of our products and cause."
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 11, 2011
GLASS RECYCLED – a Texas company that creates environmentally-friendly floor and countertop materials from recycled glass and porcelain products – has made a significant donation to the American Institute of Architects Dallas headquarters.
Manufacturing a number of hard-surface products for commercial and residential use, GLASS RECYCLED has donated over 3,500 square feet of their patented GlassPLANK product - a terrazzo-like material that is easier to install, comes in unlimited design choices and offers a number of additional benefits over traditional terrazzo, granite, marble or tile flooring.
GlassPLANK can be produced in a variety of thicknesses and can be installed with a seam as small as 1/64” by any professional familiar with traditional installation procedures. The materials donated to the American Institute of Architects Dallas office – located inside the Dallas Center for Architecture at 1909 Woodall Rodgers in Dallas, Texas – is now installed and covers an entire floor at the facility.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architectural profession, dedicated to serving its 77,000 members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment. Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects and allied partners in designing express their commitment to excellence and livability in our nation's buildings and communities. For more information please visit; http://www.aiadallas.org.
According to Tim Whaley, Founder of GLASS RECYCLED and developer of the company’s patented process, “We are proud of our association with the American Institute of Architects and their support of our products and cause. We work with a number of architects and professional designers across the country who loves specifying both our GlassPLANK and GlassSLAB products because it is the only recycled glass that comes in unlimited color combination choices and at the same time adds much-desired points to their LEED certification totals.”
GLASS RECYCLED turns broken glass, porcelain and mirror into stunning floors that are affordable for both homes and businesses. Over 400 different material and color combinations have already been formulated and can be viewed online at glassrecycled.com, but designers can also create one to their own exact specifications. Every order is custom made from any combination of 13 different glass colors – each available in a number of chip sizes – then combined with a durable epoxy to match any paint color. The final GlassSLAB product is beautiful and durable, requires no seal, is scratch resistant, requires no wax and can be easily maintained with neutral cleaners.
“We urge designers to visit our new Designer Showcase on our website to custom create their own sample. Also, if they have a schematic with project with measurements, we can assist with calculating the number and size of GlassSLAB Tops GlassPLANK Tiles needed.” Whaley added.
Many customers ask how GlassPLANK recycled glass floors compare to other floor types. They’re very similar in durability, lifespan and beauty, but GlassPLANK lets one make an artistic and environmental statement. Other types of flooring come from materials that have to be removed from the earth, whereas GlassPLANK respects the earth by reusing glass and porcelain products that would otherwise take up to 100 million years to decompose in landfills.
This process of using recycled material and recreating it into new uses – or ‘upcycling’ – is quickly becoming a trend for new construction and remodeling projects around the world.
In addition to GlassSLAB, the company also offers materials suitable for kitchen countertops, bath vanities and shower areas, a crushed glass product that can be used in place of landscape mulch and also a decorator line that enables designers to create anything their mind can imagine from tables, artwork, and specialty décor item.
Visit the GLASS RECYCLED website at glassrecycled.com or call 888.523.7894 for more information on their various recycled glass products for commercial and residential use.