Sustainability

Get Sustainable with NewLook’s Eco Friendly Products

NewLook’s eco friendly building products can help professional installers qualify for LEED credits

NewLook’s eco friendly building products can help professional installers qualify for LEED credits under Indoor Air Quality Section 4.2 – Low Emitting Materials: Paints & Coatings and Sustainable Sites 7.1 – Heat Island Effect, Non-Roof for New Construction, Existing Buildings, Schools & Core & Shell.
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The NewLook Concrete Stain family includes The ORIGINAL Solid Stain, Endura Solid Stain, Translucent Color Enhancer, & Designer Series Enhancer. They are water-based, polymer-modified colored concrete stain formulas used for premium concrete floor staining, durability and penetration. These eco friendly materials help reduce your environmental footprint because they are non-reactive, non-caustic, have a (near) neutral pH and are used to get longer life out of new and existing colored concrete surfaces. They contain no VOCs. And they are manufactured and shipped in concentrated, undiluted form, which minimizes resource consumption during transportation. Our decorative concrete stain products are breathable and allow concrete to naturally absorb carbon dioxide. They penetrate the surface of porous concrete and form yet breathable finish that does not require hazardous or environmentally damaging sealers.

 

Need eco friendly building products for green building? Get NewLook! NewLook has been a member* of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a 501(c)(3) non profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC has developed the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. The LEED Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the construction of green buildings.

 

NewLook’s range of eco friendly products comply with Rule 1113 of California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) limits. These are the mandatory requirements set by the USGBC LEED program for Indoor Environmental Quality.

 

The ORIGINAL Solid Color Stain™ is an eco friendly concrete stain, a water based concrete stain used frequently to restore integrally colored concrete, which eliminates the consumption of resources required to replace a concrete slab. The Solid Stain is installed by hand, not with energy-consuming machinery. It’s a “green” concrete stain that meets the most strict environmental and health standards. The Solid Stain may earn you LEED credits for Indoor Environmental Quality, 4.2 Low Emitting Materials, Paints & Concrete Coatings.

 

Translucent Color Enhancer™ and Designer Series Enhancer™ are semi-transparent eco friendly concrete coatings used to faux finish and transform concrete into works of art. Professional installers use the Enhancers as a much safer and inexpensive alternative to acid stain. They help minimize your environmental footprint since acid stain is a highly corrosive and reactive material and supplying marble necessitates a great deal of resource consumption. May contribute to earning LEED credits for Indoor Environmental Quality, 4.2 Low Emitting Materials, Paints & Concrete Coatings since it contributes no VOCs.

 

EcoAcid™ is a water-based, non-corrosive exfoliating concrete cleanser. It is an effective, non-fuming alternative to harsh acids like muriatic acid (HCl). EcoAcid is an eco friendly product; it’s non-toxic, non-hazardous, and safely prepares concrete surfaces by lightly opening up the pores without the need of energy consuming machinery. May contribute to earning LEED credits for Indoor Environmental Quality, 4.2 Low Emitting Materials, Paints & Concrete Coatings since it contributes no VOCs.

 

EasyStrip™ is a biodegradable, non-hazardous, eco friendly coating remover that breaks down when exposed to water. EasyStrip decomposes naturally and does not damage the environment. May contribute to earning LEED credits for Indoor Environmental Quality, 4.2 Low Emitting Materials, Paints & Concrete Coatings since it contributes no VOCs.

 

Use NanoSet™ Polishing System for a Sustainable, Maintainable and Durable Polished Concrete Floor Finish

Exposed concrete is one of the best eco friendly building products! It’s an ideal way to eliminate the consumption of resources required to make and replace applied floor coverings, such as carpet or linoleum. In most cases, concrete already exists as part of the original construction or underneath a floor covering. Exposed concrete helps reduce the use of energy during the summer and it outlasts most floor coverings. Polished concrete is also an eco friendly alternative to natural stone since it provides a similar effect and eliminates the environmental impact of quarrying stone.

Concrete absorbs carbon dioxide and does not emit VOCs. However, hazardous VOCs are found in many floor coverings or the adhesives used to install them. Using exposed concrete improves indoor air quality problems due to sealers, polishes, chemical strippers and waxes needed to maintain other types of flooring.

NewLook increases these sustainable benefits with our revolutionary NanoSet Polishing System. Densifiers based on silicates and siliconates are highly caustic, making them dangerous to handle. And they form a chemical slurry byproduct that requires an inconvenient disposal process since it’s a hazardous material. NanoSet products, however, are based on the advanced eco friendly technology of nano-silica and have a lower pH; so they are safer to handle and do not leave a dangerous residue. NanoSet products contains no VOCs or harsh chemical solvents.

 

The Green Way to Winterize and Densifiy Your Concrete

The unique and technologically advanced nano-silica in NanoSet products is manufactured using abundant raw eco friendly building materials. The clean manufacturing process does not release pollutants into the environment. It is shipped in concentrated form to reduce packaging and the impact of transportation on the environment. Using NanoSet Densifier to winterize your concrete helps reduce the consumption of resources used to replace damaged concrete. NanoSet products are inert substances that do not pose a high risk to health when exposure occurs at low levels.

NanoSet solutions are spray-applied or brushed, react quickly, and make the concrete ready for polishing the same day. This eliminates the overnight wait required by conventional densifiers and reduces transportation-related energy consumption. May contribute to earning LEED credits for Indoor Environmental Quality, 4.2 Low Emitting Materials, Paints & Concrete Coatings since it contributes no VOCs. So when you think of eco friendly products and eco friendly building materials, think of NewLook colored concrete stain and a NanoSet polished concrete floor.

 

Think of NewLook products when you think of the following:

  • Decorative concrete floor stain
  • LEED credits and green building
  • Colored concrete stain
  • Concrete coatings
  • Eco friendly building products
  • Eco friendly building materials
  • Eco friendly materials
  • Water based stain
  • Earth friendly products
  • Polished concrete floor

*Member 2009