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© 2014 Copyright True Turtle            Website by Design Lab 443

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

REPURPOSED MATERIALS

 

Repurposing materials is in our DNA. 

 

We repurpose materials because...

 

...it allows us to provide a better grade of finish material.

 

...it's a way to be more expressive and unique in our designs

 

...it's a method to highlight a material's inherent beauty 

 

but sometimes, we do it just because we can.

 

REUSING VINTAGE MATERIALS

 

Flooring

 

Flooring is the defining features of any home and the vintage floors in these turn of the century homes are no exception. 

 

While oak and pine plank floors are typical, so are fancy oak parquets complete with beautiful detailing.  

 

The vast majority of developers do not reuse these floors.  They typically go right over them with a lower quality engineered floor.

 

However, we love these original floors and go out of our way to repair the holes, the water damage, the warping...and refinish them. After nearly 100 years they are gorgeous again.   

 

 

REUSING VINTAGE MATERIALS

 

Brick

 

Brick gives District of Columvia turn of the century row homes thier signature look.  

 

We expose brick, showcase it, highlight it, repair it, leave it raw, paint it and a few things in between.

 

 

 

  

 

 

REUSING VINTAGE MATERIALS

 

Doors, transoms, trim and hardware

 

Characteristic elements of turn of the century District of Columbia row homes include: five panel doors made of oak or chestnut, extensive trim and capitals, and vintage hardware.

 

We do not strip and refinish everything...it is cost prohibitive.  However, we reuse as much of these items as we can...sometimes fullly refinishing, sometimes repairing and painting,  sometimes repurposing items to create something completely different...

 

Take a look...and see if you don't find something you like.

REUSING VINTAGE MATERIALS

 

Details, details...

 

From brick details to window openings and everything in between we clean it, fix it, paint it, repurpose it and breathe new life into it.  

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

 

Millwork, doors and trim

 

We use a variety of sustainable finish materials in our projects ranging from bamboo trim and shelving to solid core doors made from wheat chaff.  Check it all out!

 

 

 

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

 

Flooring

 

Flooring sets the mood for a room or a home. The options for sustainable flooring are many.  What we look for in a sustainable floor is:

 

beauty and durability

ease of care and spot repairability

reycled content and FSC managed

 

Our pallette includes

 

reused/refinished oak and pine plank

reused/refinished oak parquets

reclaimed and refinished oak and pine plank

prefinished T&G bamboo

marmoleum

new and vintage stained and sealed concrete 

 

Need inspiration?  Take a look!

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

 

Countertops and work surfaces

 

Our countertop selections are well beyond granite. 

We seek out materials that are:

 

durable

easy care

heat resistant

repairable

no environmental damage

recycled content

recyclable

 

andvisually striking

 

We custom craft each surface to complete our desgn.  

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

 

Paints and coatings

 

We strive to minimize the amount of harmful chemicals that we use in our finishes. 

 

We seek out and use:

 

No and low toxicity finishes

Low or no VOC coatings for improved air quality.

Plant based, not oil based.