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The Elements Durability
A hallmark of EarthCraft™ construction is extreme durability that reduces for maintenance and replacement costs. The air-tightness of your Elements home prevents moisture damage, and helps systems like the heating and air work more efficiently, extending their lives.

exterior
The exterior of the condominiums and the townes are Hardie Board and titanium-based vinyl shake siding. Hardie board is an alternative to wood that is environmentally friendly, resistant to pests, and requires little maintenance, and the shake siding is guaranteed for 30 years against repainting.

interior
Beyond the construction and systems of your home, the interior finishes, including floors, cabinets and countertops, have been selected for durability and sustainability.

Flooring options include cork, bamboo and recycled carpet, all of which are durable and sustainable.
  • Cork is an natural material that comes from the cork oak tree. The bark is sustainably harvested every nine years, and the flooring is produced with almost no waste during the manufacturing process. Cork is a resilient flooring material that provides good sound and heat insulation and is naturally anti-static and anti-allergenic.
  • Bamboo floors have the beauty of traditional hardwoods, but bamboo is actually a grass that is not harmed by harvesting.
  • Recycled Carpet is made of 100% recycled nylon. In addition, it is completely recyclable at the end of its life.
Facts on Cork
  • Sustainably harvested from the cork oak tree
  • Highly abrasion resistant
  • Recovers well from compression
  • Lasts as long as most hardwoods
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Excellent heat and sound insulation
The Mayo Health Clinic has over 100,000 square feet of cork on their floors - some of it for over 100 years that has never had to be replaced.