Varia is produced by 3form, a great company to look into for many of your green interior design needs. They produce a wide range of materials and for each of those materials, such as Varia, the application potential is practically endless. If you can dream it, you can probably make it happen with one of their products. Varia, or Ecoresin as it’s also called, is made of 40% post-industrial re-grind content and is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified, making it a good option for LEED credits. This is the most diverse product in terms of color, pattern, texture, and application options that I have found on the green market.
There are, by the way, over 210 color, pattern, and texture options. On top of that, there are additional finish options such as patent or patina. Patterns include jacquard prints and hand-dyed capiz shells and glass suspended between layers of Ecoresin. My favorite is the Organics collection with options that include bamboo patterns, leaves, grass and even rocks, some of which actually contain those materials with the layers. Varia also comes in a variety of thicknesses which allows it to be even more versatile. Possible uses for this material include backsplashes, countertops, wall coverings, flooring, cabinet doors, ceiling panels, door panels, and canopies.
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