Commercial and residential designers are always on the lookout for quality, affordable green alternatives for the growing environmentally conscious marketplace.
In green cabinetry, three things are key:
- Indoor air quality
- Recycled content
Affinity Kitchens is proud to introduce to the design community Nickels Viridian Enviro cabinetry, which is a high quality and low emissions product with a clear blue and green focus. Blue means healthy indoor air quality and green means being responsible stewards of our surroundings and resources. Nickels obtains their wood species from FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) managed forests. These are forests that comply with stringent guidelines for sustainability.
“Sustainability means managing resources to meet current needs without sacrificing the needs of future generations.”
Some materials used for cabinetry are more rapidly renewable that others, such as bamboo which grows back in 5 to 7 years. Wood from a LYPTUS forest renews within 14 to 16 years, while most American hardwoods require 50 to 70 years for full re-growth. Nickels also offers an engineered version of exotic hardwoods fabricated from sustainable sources.
Great indoor air quality is enhanced by cabinetry case construction with materials that have no urea-formaldehyde – the result is reduced emissions. Indoor air pollutants are also reduced through the use of water-based stains, glazes, topcoats and adhesives and low voc paints.
Nickels also makes their cabinetry boxes from recycled wood pulp from the Pacific Coast lumber mills with no formaldehyde added.
To learn more, please visit our Showroom. We would love to show you what we have for your environmentally conscious clients. Call us at (480) 348-0088 to schedule a “Green Kitchen Design” lunch-and-learn presentation for your design firm.