Unusual Building Materials for Feb. 8, 2009

February 8, 2009 at 10:12 pm Leave a comment

I am always on the look out for interesting and innovative materials to consider for projects and I have a couple tonight for your consideration.

The first on the serious side of this discussion is Bio-Glass by CoveringsETC. Via a story on Treehugger.com (http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02/bio-glass-made-from-recycled-glass.php) comes this interesting material made from 100% recycled glass. Apparently each color comes from a different waste stream, quite an interesting idea and one that bears watching.  The actual company website (http://coveringsetc.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=21) is a little sparse and I hope that more marketing materials go up that expand the story.

On the less serious side comes a story also on Treehugger.com (http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02/15000-corks-reused-wine-store-decor.php) that is an oldie but goodie.  The reuse of approximately 15,000 corks as wall covering in, what else a wine store!  I agree that this ia a great reuse project.

As always I thank you for your time and interest. Please take the time to Digg, Stumble Upon or add to the other social network of your choice to help me spread the word about these issues. Please forward any questions or suggestions to: askthefm@gmail.com

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