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How to select commercial bike racks

June 1, 2020

How to select commercial bike racks

Support peddle power. Encouraging people to choose healthy, green alternatives can be as simple as installing a well-placed bike rack. Our simple designs take up very little space, ensure easy use for the daily cyclist and manage the chaos of wheels and pedals. Personalize your site or promote your business with custom lettering available on the MBR200 Series.

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High Quality Light Pole Bases

May 20, 2020

High Quality Light Pole Bases

If you were to scratch, cut, or scrape or dent our resin bases, you would find that the color blend permeates throughout the piece, which will not expose any secondary base color. TerraCast® has the ability to replicate many designs to match the existing bases. The flexibility of the resin material enables our bases to have a stone or metal look finish. As you can see in the before and after pictures above, you can barely tell the difference between aluminum and resin bases except for the fact that our base will never peel or corrode. The TerraCast® base will never require painting.

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Site Furniture Selection and Placement Guides

May 1, 2020

Site Furniture Selection and Placement Guides

Furniture is just one component in the design of the public realm. As designers and manufacturers, we have to take into consideration the function and goals of the site when designing products and the places they end up shaping. Navigation patterns and intent to use the elements (amenities) within a space are just as important as the aesthetics of the product itself. We focus on people who will use the site – how and when they will do so. A flexible product provides countless layout opportunities and can adapt to the site's functional goals. Follow our design considerations, and learn how to turn your spaces into places.

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Recycled plastic's visual appeal gets better

April 18, 2020

Recycled plastic's visual appeal gets better

Nothing beats the look of wood. At least, that's been the prevailing thought in outdoor site furnishing design for quite some time. But wood has its blemishes as well. Not necessarily physical blemishes. Those are often revered and referred to as 'character'.

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6 Creative Ways to Use Commercial Planters

April 3, 2020

6 Creative Ways to Use Commercial Planters

Commercial planters are commonly used to beautify a space, but there are so many other ways to put them to good use. They can segregate outdoor spaces, be used as bike lane barriers, create a serene rooftop garden that improves the energy efficiency of your building, and they can even help promote your brand or logo.

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Signs You May Need to Upgrade to Long Lasting Lighting Solutions

February 24, 2020

Signs You May Need to Upgrade to Long Lasting Lighting Solutions

Do you have high energy bills? Are you spending way too much to maintain your light poles or landscape lighting? You may be overlooking the opportunity! Changing outdated lighting system can provide large cost savings for you. TerraCast®'s PolySteel™ posts and landscape lighting paired with our LED lighting options are the perfect long lasting solution to put an end to your costly maintenance and energy bills.

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Residential Landscape Inspiration Catalog

February 12, 2020

Residential Landscape Inspiration Catalog

Outdoor living spaces are particularly sentimental areas of the home. For dozens of years, the County Materials team has crafted long-lasting concrete landscape products that are used and loved by families across the country. Our 2020 Residential Landscape Inspiration Catalog showcases our products and provides everything you need for designing your next project. Get a digital download here.

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How to Make Your Commercial Planters Last Longer

January 8, 2020

How to Make Your Commercial Planters Last Longer

Investing in commercial planters is no small undertaking, and so the goal is always to get planters to last as long as possible. First and foremost, buying the right planters made from long lasting materials will make a huge difference in how long your planters last. In this article, we will go over the best material for planters that outlive the competition, as well as things you can do to make just about any commercial planter last longer.

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Custom Bike Rack Guide

December 11, 2019

Custom Bike Rack Guide

If a custom bike rack has been something you've been considering, you're in the right spot. We're taking our dozens of years of custom bike rack design and creation and sharing what you need to know to make it a smooth process.

These insights will help you take a concept and turn it into a custom rack that will stand as a proud embodiment of your business, community, school or other organization. 

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Incorporating autumn inspiration

October 30, 2019

Incorporating autumn inspiration

Now that the summer has ended, it is time to transition your landscape design for the autumn season. Your landscaping is ready for a revamp once your summer blooms come to an end. This season is all about spending time outdoors and enjoying the landscapes. The maintenance-free TerraCast® resin products will enable an effortless transition to autumn and even winter landscaping.

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3 Tips to Make Sure Cable Rail Wood Frames Last for Years to Come

October 23, 2019

3 Tips to Make Sure Cable Rail Wood Frames Last for Years to Come

Cable railing can be particularly striking when combined with wood frames. However, it’s crucial to take care when constructing the frames to reduce the chance for bowing and possible failure – and accompanying callbacks.

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Feeney Project Showcase: CableRail in Trex Transcends railing

August 16, 2019

Feeney Project Showcase: CableRail in Trex Transcends railing

CableRail and Trex, together in one fantastic residential deck! Nestled in the hills of Anaheim, California, this deck more than doubled the homeowner's outdoor living and entertaining space. The contractor, Michael Walter of MLW Construction had this to say:

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Black Aluminum Cable Railing

July 10, 2019

Black Aluminum Cable Railing

With mirror-finish columns, geometric shapes, and dark rails, this backyard patio and pool area has a strong contemporary presence that stands out dramatically against fields of grass and stone.

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How e-Steele™ improves durability and appearance of commercial site furnishings

June 25, 2019

How e-Steele™ improves durability and appearance of commercial site furnishings

When it comes to ensuring the long-lasting beauty and durability of your commercial site furnishings, the e-Steele™ metal finishing process used on Thomas Steele products stands apart from others. The process used on almost every single piece of steel used by Thomas Steele produces a finish that resists corrosion for a longer period of time and improves the overall appearance. The result is Thomas Steele's ability to produce outdoor commercial benches, tables, litter receptacles and planters with smooth, uniform finishes that are able to withstand scratching, impact, chemicals, humidity and high levels of corrosion from salt.

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Maintenance Free Planters

June 24, 2019

Maintenance Free Planters

The difference is recognizable when you invest in TerraCast®'s high quality resin planters. TerraCast® Planters will withstand many years of exposure to climate changes and daily abuse in high traffic areas without problems. The picture on the left is our Californian planter installed in Wisconsin over 20 years ago. It has been hit with wheel chairs, gurneys, strollers, and exposed to ice melt and salt, snow shovels and snow blowers. The planter still looks good as new! What makes it so durable?

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Hotel X Toronto

May 27, 2019

Hotel X Toronto

High style and eco-conscious design are often perceived as mutually exclusive. Hotel X Toronto—the latest addition to the Library Hotel Collection’s portfolio of international boutique hotel properties—boldly challenges this assumption.

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Self-watering planter reservoirs

May 10, 2019

Self-watering planter reservoirs

TerraCast® Products cares about the environment and supports green practices! Our line of planters are available with self watering reservoirs. Minimize the amount of water waste by utilizing our self watering system! Reduce your watering cycles from days to weeks. Our self watering system is made in the USA from the same durable and long lasting resin material our planters are made of. Keep your flowers beautifully bloomed, not over-watered and damaged.

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What types of planters are safe to grow vegetables and fruit?

April 12, 2019

What types of planters are safe to grow vegetables and fruit?

Equivalent to using a safe material for food packaging, finding planters made from safe material is the most important factor in growing edible plants. TerraCast® planters are made from Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) resin, which is the material known to be used extensively in food packaging and other consumer products. Our planters are labeled with a 4 for recycling and they are safe to grow edible plants.

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Ogden Collection offers flexible backed and backless curved, circular and straight bench options to configure a style that you visualize

March 13, 2019

Ogden Collection offers flexible backed and backless curved, circular and straight bench options to configure a style that you visualize

Think you can handle unlimited curves? We're talking curved to virtually any radii in one-inch increments! The Ogden Collection offers all this flexibility with four mounting options, gorgeous & durable seat material options, and it's a standard product!

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Commercial trash receptacles to reduce litter and promote recycling

March 11, 2019

Commercial trash receptacles to reduce litter and promote recycling

Is your business constantly covered in litter? Commercial trash receptacles can help fix littering issues and promote recycling. In fact, one of the biggest contributors to littering is a lack of trash receptacles. If people cannot find a place to throw away their garbage, and most people won’t look that hard, they will toss it wherever they can. Some may assume there is no consequence for littering and that someone else will pick it up as part of their job. You can help make the decision to responsibly dispose of trash easy by ensuring there are plenty of commercial trash cans and receptacles around your property.

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