Ecorok by Diamik Glass Gives Designers and Architects a Unique Eco Solution to Interiors
As we move into 2022, architects, designers and consumers are continuing to look at ways to offset their carbon footprint and find eco-solutions to their design challenges. (In fact, Luxury London cited ‘sustainability’ as the leading trend of 2022).
The drive to be conscious of the impact we all have on our planet means that people are demanding ever more of their architects and interior designers, to find locally sourced, environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing ways to design their spaces.
Ecorok offers a beautiful alternative to high carbon, imported and mined surfaces without loosing any of the advantages that these solid surfaces offer.
Kitchens, tea points and bathroom surfaces, desks and bars are areas that pose a challenge. Specifying locally sourced and made bespoke, custom cabinetry is reasonably straightforward, but worksurfaces and hard surfaces can prove to be a challenge. Wood needs to be found from sustainable sources, yet be able to endure a lifetime of use. Laminates contain too many toxins in their manufacture, marble and quartz add many fuel miles to their footprint and while concrete may look great, it’s a huge source of greenhouse gas.
The solution may be closer than you think. In a workshop in Leeds, Yorkshire, the team at Diamik have created a solid surface worktop that not only ticks all green credentials, but, in a range of over 50 different finishes to suit any interior, it’s one that looks great and is hardwearing too.
But what is a Diamik surface? Made from recycled, resin-bonded glass (85%), Diamik takes glass that was destined for landfill and gives it a new lease of life as an extremely durable hard surface that is suitable for kitchen worktops, bathroom walls, and much, much more.
The colours of glass used and the size of the fragments can be customised to give a variety of different effects, which range from subtle, to stand out and unique, along with customisable resin colours, In fact, the worktops are already being widely used and trusted in commercial (and domestic) projects around the UK, including by HMRC, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, KPMG and blue chip companies.
Diamik surfaces are completely customisable and are cut using digital CNC machines at the company workshop in Leeds, and can be engineered to bespoke shapes, sizes and patterns, making it a great solution for architects and interior designers who are looking for something sustainable, beautiful and unique.
Diamik take their sustainability credentials seriously and do not use any fossil fuels in their energy mix to create these sustainable surfaces, in fact 75% comes from renewable sources, they also recycle as much water as possible. All the post-industrial glass waste that Diamik use is sourced locally to further reduce the products carbon footprint.
Important in the product lifecycle is the fact that Ecorok by Diamik can be recycled again and again at the end of life, this could be of benefit to projects that are looking to reduce embodied carbon and seek BREEAM accreditation for their projects.
We have worked with some of the UK’s leading sustainability architects and designers who are looking to offer their clients an eco-alternative inc: TP Bennet, Aecom, 3Dreid, Perkins and Will and many more.