We round up sustainable and no- to low-emitting materials and products that will help clear the air and maintain pristine spaces in your home.
30 August 2017
Text by Lookbox Living
Renovating your place? Consider these surfacing materials and products for built-in design features that are stylish, and also bacteria-resistant.
#1 Fenix NTM by EDL
Italy-made Fenix NTM is a nanotech matte material that is hygienic, easy to clean, and is certified for food use. Aside from its enhanced anti-bacterial properties, it also has an opaque anti-fingerprint surface and anti-static features, meaning it does not attract dust. Its nanotechnology also provides the unique ability to heal micro abrasions using heat.
#2 HPL and compact laminates by Greenlam
The entire Greenlam range has anti-bacterial shield, inhibiting the growth of nearly 90 per cent of common bacteria. Greenlam is both Singapore Green Label-certified, and Green Guard-certified, meaning the laminates are guaranteed to be low VOC. Available in three textures: the eggshell finish Suede, the woody texture Pure Grain, and the reflective and luminous effect Gloss.
#3 Cerarl by Admira
This Japanese-made lightweight laminated fibreglass surface material can be installed on any wall surface because of its waterproof, non-flammable, and unique anti-bacterial properties. Cerarl is ideal for spots that are hot and wet, such as bathroom walls and kitchen backsplash. At only 3mm thick and in various designs ranging from woodgrains to natural stone, it brings sleekness and sophistication to a space.
#4 MOD shoe cabinet and kitchen series by Alustil
Alustil uses 100 percent aluminum as the base for its cabinetry and wardrobes. This strong and lightweight material offers a flexible yet durable alternative to building ergonomic storage systems. Aluminum is non-toxic, recyclable, and resistant to rust, corrosion and even termites, making it a truly sustainable material. The cabinet base are powder-coated for a protective finish, and enclosed in glass (for cover panels) or quartz (for worktops) for a premium finish.
#5 Kompacpanels by Kompacplus
Kompacpanel’s low-maintenance, stain-resistant and non-porous surface makes it incredibly hygienic. These high-density composite panels can be used for kitchen and vanity countertops, walls, and even tabletops. Kompacplus carries the Green Guard Indoor Air Quality Certification and Forest Stewardship Council label that confirm that the panels are environmentally preferred and sustainable.
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