- story by MaterialDistrict
Durum, which contains 70% recycled wheat stalk, is a durable, eco-friendly surface material with a natural and organic look.
Using a proprietary infusion process at TorZo’s Woodburn, Oregon factory, Duram boards are infused with acrylic polymer and dyes. Durum is available in four colour options: cocoa, copper, natural and onyx. This product additionally goes through a “fill and sand” process in order to fill most surface voids. It is then machined, fabricated and coated by local millworkers to the Architect’s/ Designer’s specifications. The topcoat, which is applied by the fabricator in the field, provides both added protection and dimensional depth.
Strong and sustainable, Durum can be used as a surface material for both horizontal and vertical applications. It is particularly suitable for furniture, tabletops and countertops. With no added urea formaldehyde and containing a high percentage of recycled agricultural content, Durum can help a green building project attain LEED certification.