Innovative, Environmentally Friendly Recycled Glass Walls
Innovative Recycled Glass Walls
Installed in luxurious residences and commercial settings throughout the world, this spectacular finish is available in over 30 different colors and can be applied on virtually any surface.
It is hand applied over a solid substrate and can accommodate logos and corporate identities with easy. The limitations are only set by your imagination.
Since between 60%-100% of our crystal glass wall system is recycled glass, this stunning application’s origins have a significantly positive impact on the environment. Instead of procuring new glass, the majority of the system is diverted from a landfill. The hard and non-porous characteristics of glass, along with the seamless nature of Quartz Carpet discourage bacterial growth, mold and decay. So the 30+ year lifespan of Quartz Carpet and Crystal Glass wall system beats most widely used interior-flooring systems hands down. Quartz carpet’s minimal maintenance requirements also go easy on the environment.
Quartz Carpet has long been valued for its life cycle characteristics: low maintenance, durability, and indoor air quality – with recycled content being an additional attractive feature. Quartz Carpet aggregates, binders and finished flooring systems can contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) credits, under the LEED-NC rating system, version 2.2.
The long-term durability of Quartz Carpet and our Crystal Glass wall system means it is replaced less often than most other types of products. Long life cycle attributes contribute to environmental sustainability and systems with a lower installation cost will have to be replaced multiple times over the lives of these buildings.
Our Recycled Glass Walls are manufactured by Quartz Carpet, a formulator and supplier of products for resin bonded aggregate and recycled glass surfacing in Europe for over 30 years.
Quartz Carpet is comprised of low VOC materials and exhibits little or no off- gassing over the life of the cured floor or wall. The non-porous, cleanable finish does not support microbial growth, nor allow moisture to accumulate, helping to maintain a mold-free environment with improved indoor air quality.
Composition and Embodied Energy
Quartz Carpet is composed of naturally occurring aggregates, recycled glass and binders. The binders constitute approximately 25%-30% of the volume of the systems; the remainder of the floor and wall is composed of aggregates and fillers. Initial life cycle assessments of embodied energy appear extremely favorable due to the longevity and low energy usage for maintenance.
Depending on the application of our recycled glass products in a given project, an architect or client may claim LEED credits or “green points” for using our glass. In particular, credits that are often claimed include:
NC Materials & Resources MR Credit 4.1 & 4.2 for recycled content for 1 or 2 points
NC Materials & Resources MR Credit 5.1 & 5.2 for local source for 1 or 2 points
NC Indoor Environmental Quality EQ Credit 4.1 for low VOC Quartz Carpet for 1 point
NC Innovation in Design ID Credit 1.1 for unique designs for 1 point