Interior and Exterior FinishThe decision for what type of products to use for the interior and exterior finish were based on several factors including the effect on indoor air quality and manufacturing location of the products. We choose products which are both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly.
Hardwood flooring throughout the home comes from hand scraped reclaimed hickory barn wood, which has been refinished at the factory. Some balusters and decorative posts were found and purchased at the local recycled materials center. Recycled douglas fir, cedar, and walnut are being cut and refinished on site for use of trim and built in cabinets.
Stucco and thin cut real stone from local manufacturers will provide the exterior finish on the home. The interior finish will be a combination of natural clay plaster and low VOC interior paints. Check back for more information on eco friendly products that will be incorporated in the completed home.
American Clay Natural Earth Plaster
American Clay Natural Earth Plasters bring the appealing finishes of Nature to your Home, Office, School, Business, anywhere you want to add healthful beauty to your interior walls and ceilings. Manufactured in and using materials from the United States, American Clay uses natural clays, recycled and reclaimed aggregates, and vibrant natural pigments in each of our three beautiful finishes: LOMA, PORCELINA, and MARITTIMO. Earth Plasters are non-dusting, mold and fade resistant, repairable and moisture controlling. American Clay earth plasters are locally manufactured in New Mexico and available in Denver. EEC will apply the American Clay LOMA plaster to most of the interior walls of the home. Other walls will be painted with a low or zero VOC paint. For information on how American Clay Plasters can contribute to the LEED rating system, click here.
An installer tests out the color and application of American Clay Plaster in a closet in the home.