Earth DayEarth Day 2014 is right around the corner on April 22 and there’s no better home improvement group to celebrate with! At Construction Resources, we do everything we can to help promote recycling and environmental awareness with our product selections and practices.

For products, we are proud to have exclusive agreements to market some of the most planet-friendly materials on market. Just a small selection of our green products include:

  • Cambria – as a Cambria Lexus partner, we support this American-made product at the highest level. In addition to leaving a smaller carbon footprint getting to our 20,000 square foot facility in Georgia, Cambria recycles 100 percent of the water used in slab creation through a series of advanced filters. In addition, all of their scrap material is collected and used as road base material for local construction.
  • Vetrazzo – a green product to begin with, Vetrazzo is a counter surface that takes post-consumer and building glass to form its design and a majority of its construction. In addition, the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility where Vetrazzo is made conforms to strict green building and environmental standards.
  • Piedrafina – is another primarily-recycled product that we are proud to put at the forefront of our offerings. Piedrafina is created with 95 percent recycled marble stuck together with a polyester resin that offers a more durable surface than traditional marble. Piedrafina is a thinner material, so it is recommended for use only in bathroom vanities, tub surrounds and other decorative uses.

In addition, our fabrication facility uses industry-leading tools, including the most sophisticated water jets and with some of the most detailed planning software available. This makes sure that only the smallest amount of material is wasted in the fabrication process. In addition, we recycle 95 percent of the water that is used in our saw jet operations so that water doesn’t go to waste.  Lastly, we sell remnants from all of our projects at greatly reduced prices so that those that can use the leftovers from other projects can do so at a low cost. Stop by our Decatur Design Studio to see all the ways you can bring home environmentally-friendly upgrades today!

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

Spring Home Show MannequinConstruction Resources is excited to announce that Builders Floor Covering and Tile booth recently won Best Booth at the 36th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show at the Cobb Galleria.

Known as Georgia’s largest home show, the Atlanta Home Show has hundreds of participating companies each year. Therefore, the honor came as a big surprise for the company.

“We wanted to make our booth stand out from the others while still showcasing our wide assortment of quality flooring options,” explained Justin Atcheson, owner of Builders Floor Covering and Tile. “To do so, our team envisioned combining our products with fashion – kind of like top fashions for your home. It was a very creative set-up.”

The team accomplished their goal by weaving flooring samples together and designing two eye-popping dresses. A summer dress was made with glass tile while an evening gown was made with wood samples. The gown even included a shawl made of carpet. These dresses were then displayed on mannequins with colorful backdrops full of additional products.Spring Home Show Mannequin Gown

“I am so proud of everyone who put so much effort and time into creating our booth,” said Atcheson. “They did an outstanding job thinking outside the box and pulling it all together. This is such a great honor!”

In addition to the dresses, Builders Floor Covering and Tile brought a selection of their most popular products from Mohawk, Shaw, Karastan, Stanton and many more for carpet, hardwood, tile and laminate.

Currently, the summer dress is on display at the Decatur design center while the evening gown is at the Buckhead design center. To learn more about Builders Floor Covering and Tile, go to www.getnewfloorstoday.com. To learn more about Construction Resources, check out www.CRHomeUSA.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

New Outdoor Turf TechnologyOne of Builders Floor Covering and Tile’s favorite brands, Shaw, is getting involved in a big way with the new LakePoint Sporting Community, the newest attraction coming to Lake Emerson for both recreational and amateur athletes. Shaw will provide newly innovated artificial turf called Hydrochill that radiates up as the day wears on and is easier on the joints; and with the same level of durability that Shaw is known for, which will make this new turf look amazing for years to come! Hydrochill is going to be installed in the lacrosse, soccer and baseball fields. This will be the largest install of turf in the world.

The new community will be the largest and most comprehensive sports vacation destination in the world. With more than 1,300 acres featuring state-of-the-art sports venues for over 20 of America’s favorite sports, and five million square feet of mixed-use development, LakePoint promises to be the premier destination for the travel sports lifestyle. Rally Volleyball has the honor of being one of the first sport areas completed, going live in May 2014. The complex’s five million square feet of mixed-use commercial development will include extensive retail, hotel, office, entertainment and medical components. Read More→

Cambria Countertops in KitchenThe Roswell Woman’s Club Homes of Distinction Tour by Thrive Homes may be over, but Construction Resources, Inc. is still excited about the success of the event. The company was able to partner with the builder to highlight its quality kitchen and bath products in the event’s two showcase homes.

Located at the Manor Golf & Country Club in Alpharetta on the eighth fairway of a Tom Watson designed course, both homes were exquisitely appointed. Features included stone and brick exteriors, studies with fireplaces, great rooms with French doors, large dining rooms with butler’s pantries, gourmet kitchens with large breakfast bars and master retreats with oversized his and hers walk-in closets.

Construction Resources’ Atlanta Kitchen added to each home’s luxurious design by installing Cambria countertops in a variety of styles and even granite fireplaces. The company’s Atlanta Glass and Mirror also added Rubbermaid shelving, true frame hanging mirrors, Cambria tubdecks and frameless glass shower enclosures with oil rubbed bronze hinges and handles. Additionally, Builders Floor Covering & Tile provided amazing Lexmark carpeting to complete the homes.

“The Homes of Distinction Tour was definitely one of our favorite 2014 events so far,” explained Mitch Hires, co-ownerCambria Countertops in Bath of Construction Resources. “It was an honor to partner with Thrive Homes again, and we’d like to thank those that came out to take the tour. Be sure to visit us at one of our Atlanta area design centers to check out the products used in the homes!”

To learn more about the products Construction Resources offers, visit www.CRHomeUSA.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

Atlanta Glass and Mirror Meets with Rubbermaid CrewAs a continued measure in the partnership between Atlanta Glass and Mirror and Rubbermaid, members of AGM staff were invited to tour one of the main Rubbermaid facilities in Jackson, Missouri. While there, they enjoyed a tour of the facilities, saw examples of how Rubbermaid storage and organization tools can be used for any space, and how the quality materials that we offer and install are manufactured. All Rubbermaid products are carefully inspected through every step of the manufacturing process to make sure that the products we bring into your home are the very best they can be.

Since last year’s announcement of Atlanta Glass and Mirror as a preferred vender for Rubbermaid, we have been working more with their high quality shelving and organizational products, free-standing or wall-mounted shelving solutions for laundry rooms,  closets, pantries, offices, workspaces and more. Whether you are utilizing the services of a professional organizer or bringing order to the chaos of everyday life yourself, products from Rubbermaid are top-tier and our designers are ready to show you how to take advantage of all there is to offer in the wide world of organizing. Read More→

Spring Home Show MannequinAre you up to date on all this year’s top fashions for your home? If you want to know how to dress your home to impress, stop by the Atlanta Spring Home Show this weekend, March 21-23, at the Cobb Galleria Centre and visit the Builders Floor Covering and Tile booth!

Our partners at Builders Floor Covering and Tile have gone a step beyond the normal home show booth experience and gotten creative in a way we love – they’re reimagining some of their most impressive flooring samples and woven them together into eye-popping gowns on display. This unique use of materials displays their flooring options in an imaginative and captivating way that you won’t soon forget. Read More→

An example of mink marbleFor everyone who loves marble and has a passion for lines in their design either for a bookend or for geometric options, we have an exciting new option available! The Mink and Skyline marbles we now have in stock have amazing character and play of light and dark that gets you the traditional glory of marble with the unique play that appeals to a classic and yet spirited aesthetic with this linear and stylized marble.

The slabs and tiles of this material come from the Marmara Island in Turkey, and are a dolomitic marble  that have undergone a vacuum resin process, where the resin is sealed into the stone to close up cracks and provide a greater strength and resistance for the stone. This also means that these stones resist humidity and stains better than the usual marbles used in kitchen and bath applications, as they can stand up to daily use in locations where water spread and possible stains or acidity could warp the stone. In addition, the vacuum-sealed marble gets a better polishing since each single crack line, even the narrowest, is filled up with resin. Read More→

Luxury Living Show KitchenConstruction Resources, Inc. is excited to announce that Atlanta Kitchen and Atlanta Glass & Mirror are showcasing products at the 5th Annual Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Luxury Living Show at Phipps Plaza’s Monarch Court in Buckhead throughout March. Once again, the latest in home and design products will be displayed in a dream kitchen and bathroom.

“As Atlanta’s only Luxury Living Show, we are honored to be participating again,” said Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “Attendees will be able to view many of our new and unique products, and we are excited about talking with them about their design or remodeling projects.”

The dream kitchen is fully functional, and local celebrity chefs will be hosting cooking demonstrations during the show. Designed by Courtney Shearer of Bell Kitchen & Bath Studio and cabinetry by Michael Bell, its style is “Transitional Asian Fusion.” The kitchen features some of Atlanta Kitchen’s finest products. These include Cambria Torquay and Oakhampton countertops.

Just as luxurious and designed by CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio, the bathroom display features products from Atlanta Glass & Mirror. These include bent glass shower doors, mirrors and glass shelves.

“It will be a great chance to network with the best and learn more about kitchen and bath trends,” continued Hires.Luxury Living Show Bathroom

Phipps Plaza is the southeast’s premier, upscale shopping destination and is minutes from GA 400 at the intersection of Peachtree and Lenox Roads.

For more details about the Luxury Living Show, click here. For more information about Construction Resources’ products and its Atlanta area design centers, visit www.CRHomeUSA.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

Cambria quartz countersIf you are considering what home upgrades to make next or which room to turn into your spring project, we would like to suggest the laundry room. Laundry rooms often don’t get a lot of love, and are frequently the least finished room in the house, so a little effort to make it a true utilitarian space can go a long way – and due to space constraints, you can often reorganize and upgrade a laundry room from a place you have to go to once a week to somewhere that you look forward to finding your Zen of cleanliness.

Cambria Style has an excellent guide to considerations by world renowned designer Ramsin Khachi with a long list of factors to think about if you are planning on taking on a laundry room renovation project. Some of the most important points we found from this guide were:

  • Get organized – The design of the room will depend on the nature and size of the space and the activities that will take place there. If you have a dedicated laundry room, you may be able to include storage, surfaces for folding, even an ironing board. But if you’ll be retrofitting a closet or co-opting a corner of the kitchen, you’ll have to think more carefully about every inch of limited space. Remember to choose design elements based on both durability and beauty. Cambria counters, for example, will give your laundry room a classic, finished look—as well as provide easy upkeep for years to come. Read More→

New Cambria Slabs in StockThe newest gem in Cambria’s over 100 design profiles, Galloway, is now in stock at our Decatur Slab Gallery and Design Center. This is the first piece in the new coastal collection and we look forward to seeing more as the year unfolds. This new profile is deep and mysterious like the waters off a rocky coast, and lures furtive glances. It is a mix of sea, sand and time and shines like a luminescent pearl inside a rough and blackened oyster shell. Shiny, metallic details run through the sandy core like streams of water headed through the coastline to the ocean.

Like every piece of Cambria, we offer Galloway in a full slab that measures 120″ by 55,” and this is formed from natural quartz with pigments and sealed together with resin that makes Cambria slabs resistant, durable and desirable. Cambria doesn’t require sealing, is heat- and stain-resistant, and doesn’t require any specialized chemicals to clean. American-made and environmentally-conscious, Cambria can’t be beat when it comes to a high-end surface material for kitchen, bath and more.

As it is a natural material, there are often large variable surface movements, so while you can look through all of the designs on the Cambria website and the Cambria iPad app, we recommend that you take the time to stop by our Decatur design campus to see the beauty of Galloway for yourself. You can explore our 20,000 square foot slab gallery and 10,000 square foot design center to see how we can take you from a slab that you’ll fall in love with to the perfect designs for your next renovation with Cambria!