MIRAMAR, FL -- Trend Group, a respected international manufacturer and distributor of uniquemosaic tilesandnatural stonesheadquartered in Vicenza, Italy, with production facilities and offices in several countries, along with its subsidiary company, Granite Transformations, has partnered with Kohler Co. to further each company's eco-friendly mission of keeping unnecessary waste out of landfills. With this collaboration, Kohler Co., a forward-thinking leader in plumbing products, provides pre-consumer porcelain from their bath and sink manufacturing to be re-purposed for the production of Trend's newest line of exclusive granite surfaces.

This two-year partnership has resulted in the creation of Trend products #1606 and #1607, also referred to as Terra Chiara and Terra di Siena by Granite Transformations. These innovative surfaces feature varying flecks of gold, brown, black and white and are made with up to 51% of Kohler porcelain products, along with recycled glass and granite. Consequently, this cooperative effort has kept nearly one million pounds of porcelain out of landfills so far this year.

The finished product is an incredibly unique and durable surface that is universally appealing and earth-friendly as a versatile option for home and commercial improvement projects. Both surfaces are nonporous, incredibly resistant to stains, scratches and heat because they are fortified with the company's exclusive ForeverSeal®, which helps to ensure the lifetime use of the products.

"Trend Group has partnered with Kohler Co., incorporating their unused materials into our exclusive products to create stylish and dependable surfaces for home and commercial building and remodeling projects," said Mark Johnson, CEO of Trend and Granite Transformations. "This collaboration mirrors our mission to be one of the world's largest producers of decorative glass and engineered surfaces, using advanced technology to create inspiring surfaces that enable dreams for beautiful and sustainable environments."

Long before it became fashionable, Trend Group declared a commitment to implementing real-world processes that protect and preserve the planet's resources. Key to this direction was the belief that great style and beauty did not have to be sacrificed in the pursuit of corporate responsibility. 

Granite Transformations is most recognized for its exclusive line of granite surfaces, crafted to be stronger and more durable than traditional granite. In addition, Granite Transformations is also known for its recycled glass product line made with a combination of up to 72% post-consumer recycled material, tempered glass and semi-precious man-made stones. All Granite Transformations products are manufactured by Trend Group.

"We applaud Trend and Granite Transformations for seeking ways to create materials that can sustain the test of time," said Rob Zimmerman, Senior Channel Manager of Sustainability. "Kohler Co.'s alliance with these companies is consistent with our business model to maintain the highest standards of manufacturing products, while being environmentally conscious."