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Mer-Krete's complete tile system helps maintain elegance and environment at 4 Waterway

  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Jan 30, 2011

Texans will tell you that things are “bigger” and “bolder” in their Lone Star State, where their unabashed sense of pride is reflected in the architecture. The affluent Houston area master-planned development of The Woodlands is no exception. This extraordinary “community within a community” continues to evolve with residential villages, leafy corporate campuses and meandering waterways.

One of the latest additions to the landscape is 4 Waterway, a stylish ninestory commercial and retail tower that overlooks the gentle canals of the Town Center. As this community attracts more companies, it’s imperative for commercial structures such as 4 Waterway to exude the kind of “corporate elegance” that appeals to progressive, sophisticated firms.

So when project developer Woodlands Development Company selected Houston-based National Terrazzo Tile and Marble to install the extensive tile and stone floors and walls in the building’s lobby areas and restrooms, the tile installer chose the services of Mer-Krete Systems, known for its reliable products, resourceful solutions and environmentally-responsive methodologies.

“We had done a very successful tile installation the previous winter in which we utilized various products from Mer-Krete Systems, and we were extremely pleased with their performance and the responsive service we received,” said James Langley, spokesman for National. “We wanted that same kind of consistency and confidence on 4 Waterway, so we chose a variety of Mer-Krete solutions through the local Daltile distributor. The excellent warranty was another big plus for us, and the attractive price made it an obvious choice.”

Green Building Ideals:

Mer-Krete actively adheres to the ideals of “green building.” Applications such as Mer-Stik, designated as a zero VOC product, are just part of the story. Mer-Krete also uses its green mentality for shipping and distribution. For 4 Waterway, Mer-Krete’s San Antonio, Texas plant supplies the Houston-based Dal-Tile distributor, reducing mileage, gasoline and the carbon footprint required to deliverproduct to National at The Woodlands building site.“We’re not simply a product manufacturer,” said Clint Anna, Mer-Krete sales manager. “Mer-Krete is a solutions provider that has earned significant LEED credits for our green technology and ecologically sound principles. We’re proud of that record.”

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