Granite and TREND Transformations take great care to ensure that our kitchen and bathroom remodeling materials — including our etherium™ By E-Stone surfaces and other products — are made with the highest quality materials. We also understand that all businesses have a responsibility to minimize their impact on the environment, and a duty to design safe, effective products. That’s why Granite and TREND Transformations’ certifications are well received from numerous organizations who are committed to providing health, safety, and eco-friendliness standards for companies across the globe, including the U.S. Green Building Council, GREENGUARD and NSF. Please refer to the links for additional information.
Long before it became fashionable, Granite and TREND Transformations declared a commitment to implementing real-world processes that protect and preserve the planet’s resources. Key to the company’s direction was the belief that great style and beauty did not have to be sacrificed in the pursuit of corporate responsibility. Products are designed specifically to consume fewer raw materials and extend durability. Granite and TREND Transformations’ innovative engineered surfaces require 60% less raw materials and incorporate both geologic waste and recycled glass that would otherwise end up in landfills. The company’s development of new product lines set an industry benchmark for the use of post-consumer recycled content in agglomerate and glass tile products, reaching levels as high as 78%.
Granite and TREND Transformations’ manufacturing facilities were designed with sophisticated water recycling systems that significantly reduce water consumption and the proliferation of pollutants. The consumption and cost of packaging materials has been reduced through the use of recycled or reusable packaging, and the overall waste produced at the Sebring, Florida, plant has been cut by over 22%. The company collaborates with the world’s leading environmental organizations, architects and designers to promote sustainable building practices, and Granite and TREND Transformations’ green product lines contribute measurably to LEED ratings based on credits for Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design. Granite and TREND Transformations’ Eco-Philosophy is a fundamentally ethical approach to business, based on the company’s consciousness of its place in the natural order. Granite and TREND Transformations chooses to walk with the world.