Each month RECORD reviews building product related web sites and blogs that might be of interest to our readership. We visit each site, kick the tires a bit, and share what it is about and how it functions. Please let us know if there is a site you've found particularly useful, well-designed, or easy to navigate. — Rita Catinella Orrell

U.S. carpet manufacturer Mohawk has compiled information on all of the company’s green projects on this new site. In four sections—Green Products, Green Manufacturing, Recycling, and Green at Work—the site details how the company commits itself to sustainable production, from its effort to limit the use of physical carpet samples to its use of recycled plastic bottles in carpet fibers.


Award-winning furniture designer Richard Frinier has recently launched this site to showcase his work in textiles, outdoor furniture, and lighting. The Web site compiles Frinier’s collections for Century Furniture, Sunbrella performance fabrics, Dedon Worldwide, and Currey & Company. Fans of Frinier can also find a detailed profile, commentary on the designer from his peers, and a portfolio of his work spanning more than 20 years.


Luxury lighting aficionados will appreciate lighting designer Andromeda’s new Web site, which showcases five collections of lighting products handmade from Murano glass. Styles range from the explosive and baroque in the Nastro collection to the more restrained and traditional in the Soirée collection, a reinterpretation of classic Venetian lighting. Users can also download technical data for each product and browse through profiles of designers.


TEC, a leading manufacturer of installation and maintenance systems for hard surface flooring, has relaunched its site with a new look and improved functionality. The company’s products include grouts, mortars, adhesives, and surface preparation. Products and their technical data can be located easily through a search function on the homepage. The site also includes special sections with information targeted to specific users.