September 15, 2011 in Palm Flooring
Deco Palm finds itself in the winner’s circle in two categories in New York House Magazine’s Innovative Green Design Awards, flooring and interior finishes. The highly decorative flooring and wall panels wowed the judges with its aesthetic charms and green resumes.
Deco Palm flooring won the best overall in the flooring category while the wall panels won an honorable mention. The material, functionality, and appearance were all impressive to the judges.
There was some debate over the sustainable merits of the product because it isn’t FSC certified. However, it was explained amongst the judges that Deco Palm, like all Durapalm products, is made from palm trees that have passed their fruit bearing years. These trees are no longer productive and will either die or be cut down to plant productive palms. Using them in the manufacture of flooring and plywood gives the palm a new life.
Some time ago, Alex Wilson, executive editor of Environmental Building News and Building Green said of the product, “Durapalm could almost be considered an agricultural waste product. It is a great example of a company recognizing an opportunity.”
Newsome Law Firm, the company pictured in the article about the IGDA win, really did an amazing job with the install. The racing stripe detail using the Deco Palm was an incredible touch next to the stark contrast of the deep tones in the Durapalm coconut flooring which is so prominent. The eye can’t help but notice how textural and graphic the Deco Palm is in this setting.
Also pictured on the site are a reception desk, which is finished with the Deco Palm wall panels (honorable mention), and the wall and storage unit in the conference room. The space creatively utilized the palm products, which just feels so appropriate for the location and use. The photos were very representative of the product, and the warm response in the Innovative Green Design Awards are very encouraging.
It’s a great product and so easy to install. We really hope that homeowners and businesses will enjoy using the product as much as we do at the home office.