For the Lever Homes we chose to go with 100% site permeability. To achieve this we are using Turf Stone for the driveway that allows pockets of grass to grow between the pavers. For the open spaces we are using a product called eco-priora that allows water to penetrate into the ground between the pavers. By making the site permeable we are able to mitigate water from being carried into the storm water system. Below are a few pictures showing the finished look.
We wanted to share the countertop material we chose called EcoTop. We are very happy with how it looks installed. Here is some additional information from the manufacuter:
"EcoTop® is an FSC certified product, comprised of a 50/50 fiber blend of 100% post consumer recycled fiber and rapidly renewable bamboo fiber, then bound with a clear 100% water-based system. EcoTop® is a repairable/renewable surface with water absorption of less than 1%, making it impossible to permanently stain. This is a highly scratch resistant product that will withstand up to 360 degrees F."
Below are a few preview pictures.
We are getting close to completion and wanted to share how some of the finishes are turning out. Below are some images and descriptions of the Strand Bamboo, tile work and deck railing.
This image shows the Strand Bamboo flooring in the West Unit. Beyond the advantages of being made from a rapidly renewable resource Strand Bamboo has a Janka Rating of 3000 (The Janka scale rates the hardness of wood species). To put that in perspective White Pine and Douglass Fir have a rating of between 400 to 600, traditional bamboo, oak floors and maple floors have a rating of between 1000 to 1400. Stand bamboo is almost triple the hardness of traditional bamboo floors and rate up there with Brazilian Redwood and Teak.
Tile Work in Master Beroom of West Unit
Tile in Master Bedroom of East Unit
Tile work in Powder Room
This image shows the completed deck railing