Teragren salutes photo contest winners

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA – Teragren, a global leader in the manufacturing of fine bamboo flooring, worktops/countertops, panels and veneer, today announced the $500 winners of the Company’s Photo Contest for 2011.

“We were overwhelmed with the entries this year,” said Ann Knight, Co-Founder and Global Brand Director at Teragren. “We received entries worldwide and were excited to see so many different applications of our bamboo flooring, panel and worktop products.”

Brent Rogers, a Principal at NBBJ Architects in Seattle, Washington tied with Juan Lacape, Director, Lakp Design & Development of Ciudad de Guatemala - both received the $500 award.

Rogers’ home features custom kitchen cabinetry made with Teragren 4x8x ¾” cross-ply traditional bamboo panels combined with stainless and translucent glass to complete the look.
“I chose a very limited palette of stainless, translucent glass and Teragren furniture-grade bamboo panels with the beautiful exposed edge detail,” said Rogers, Principal, NBBJ-Seattle.

“Teragren’s Studio wide-plank bamboo flooring and 4’x8x3/4” cross-ply panels were the best product for the application and the highest-quality product available with environmentally-friendly attributes”, said Lacape, Director of Lakp Design & Development.

Complete Lines of Bamboo Flooring, Worktops, and Panels
Teragren offers numerous lines of high-quality Strand and Traditional bamboo flooring, panels, veneer and worktops/countertops. Products include a wide variety of flooring options in Portfolio Collection, Synergy®, Craftsman II, Studio, Signature Naturals, and Signature Colors as well as matching bamboo Stair Components and Flooring Accessories. Teragren also manufactures many styles of Bamboo Worktops/Countertops and furniture-grade Bamboo Panels and Veneer for the furniture and cabinet industries.

About Teragren
In 1994, Teragren pioneered the bamboo flooring, panel and veneer industry in the United States. The company is recognized as a category leader by the architectural and design communities as well as major floor covering distributors and retailers, and panel and veneer distributors. Teragren is also considered a leader within the broader sustainable business movement—it was named by Inc. Magazine as one of “The Green 50” companies that are setting the standard for environmentally friendly business, and one of the “Top Ten Greentrepreneurs” by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. All Teragren bamboo products contribute to certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) rating system in up to four categories. Select Teragren flooring, worktops, panels and veneer are also available with the FSC-Pure certification through the Forest Stewardship Council. Teragren’s FloorScore®-certified bamboo flooring is the world’s first bamboo flooring recognized by SCS, the global leader in certification of environmental and sustainability claims. SCS tests and certifies hard surface flooring products for compliance with rigorous indoor air quality emissions requirements. Teragren also developed and successfully patented a cross-ply 100 percent bamboo core substrate for its engineered flooring products. All Teragren bamboo panels are SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold-certified testing for 78 VOCs similar to the FloorScore®-certification.
SOURCE: Teragren

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