If you haven’t registered yet for the upcoming BOMA event, 2013 KC Commercial Real Estate Expo, “tune in” and get registered! May 8th will be here before you know it. Don’t miss networking with vendors and national industry leaders. There’s a TV and Game Show Theme this year—get into the fun and represent! We hope to see you there!
If you haven’t heard of Habitat for Humanity Restore, you are in for a great surprise. As one of the not-for-profit programs to support Habitat for Humanity, Restore takes new and used building materials and furniture and recycles those items to the public at discounted prices. Founded in 2000, Restore operates with one philosophy: “People, Planet and Profit.” As of December 2012, according to their website, they have generated more than $4 million for building homes in the urban core of Jackson County, Missouri. They have also diverted more than 25,000 tons of building materials from Kansas City waste. So, not only are the building for the needy, they are recycling for all of us!
“People seeking building supplies can find what they need at ReStore. ReStore seeks to be a good steward of natural resources and energy provided by our planet, Earth. Thousands of tons of useable building materials are diverted from landfills each year by our ReStore. Finally, ReStore profits are transferred to our Habitat for Humanity Kansas City affiliate to further its mission to give low income families decent, affordable homes to own. Through this Triple Bottom Line philosophy, the Habitat Kansas City ReStore has experienced phenomenal success and serves as a model of sustainability to the surrounding Kansas City metropolitan area.”
As a partner with Habitat Restore, Interior Surface donated 20 pallets of VCT and some rubber base last week to help further the efforts of the organization. It’s quite fitting that ISE’s new product will help to fund more housing for needy families in the KC Metro area.
“Vintage, revisited and revived for modern dwellings and public spaces – that’s the takeaway with American Heritage, Marazzi’s newest wood plank series in color body porcelain. The artisanal feel of hand-scraped, hand-oiled hardwood is authentically reproduced on a strong and durable porcelain body that withstands rigors – water, stains, freezing conditions – that are often the nemesis of real wood.” –Marazzi USA
The name alone will catch your eye: “Porcelain Wood.” Marazzi has developed a new type of plank that defies the effects of nature. You get all the beauty of wood but with the durability of stone. Talk about having your cake and eating it!
Janell Porter, of Interior Surface, says this new material is “beautiful and has the visually stunning aesthetics of wood, coupled with the durability of a porcelain stone. This is a breathtakingly beautiful product for any commercial space and is designer friendly. Architects and designers will love it!”
Marazzi uses 3-D digital print technique to permeate the surface of the tile. So you get the warm feel of real wood, while wide-plank sizes of 6 inches by 36 inches and 9 inches by 36 inches allow for minimal grout joints. The colors available for the stone “wood” tile are: Natural, Saddle, and Spice. Not only is this new Marazzi product beautiful and durable, it is responsible; it contains 21% recycled content. You can see more of the product online at http://www.marazzitile.com/series/american-heritage .
Introducing: Red Carpet Service, a full-service carpet cleaning company serving Independence, Blue Springs, Lees Summit, Liberty and Greater Kansas City for over thirty years. Red Carpet is a family owned company which believes in providing quality cleaning services to their clients. They have found that most of their business is repeat customers and referrals because of the quality business they provide.
Janell Porter, with Interior Surface, says Red Carpet is “an excellent choice for floor cleaning both commercially and residentially and are bonded, insured and reliable.”
Red Carpet Services, Inc. combines state of the art equipment with highly trained and certified technicians, certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration, one of the only institutes backed by all of the major carpet mills.