Kirei Remodeling Design
Kirei (pronounced Key’-Ray) is a Japanese manufacturer of sustainable building and interior design products. Kirei provides nontoxic alternatives to common formaldehyde-emitting products like medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and plywood. The company achieves sustainability by harvesting its materials from rapidly renewable or reclaimed sources such as bamboo, sorghum straw, and coconut.
Applications for Kirei products include: millwork, interior design, wall coverings, cabinetry and flooring, with uses for their products ranging from homes to restaurants to hotels and even retail displays.
There are four lines of Kirei building products:
- Kirei Board is made from reclaimed sorghum straw, contains no added formaldehyde and is a LEED contributing product. It is usable in furniture, cabinetry, casework, wall coverings and other interior design applications.
- Kirei Bamboo is a panel material that can be used to make furniture, cabinets and more. Because bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource, so are Kirei’s bamboo products, none of which, including bamboo, have any added urea formaldehyde.
- Kirei Wheatboard is a formaldehyde-free alternative to wood MDF products. Only nontoxic adhesives and rapidly renewable materials are used. Like Kirei Board, Wheatboard has a variety of uses in a range of building sectors. Kirei also offers fire-rated Wheatboard.
- Kirei Coco tiles are a new and very interesting substitute to traditional decorative tiles in bathrooms, bedrooms or any wall in the home. They are made from reclaimed coconut shells, contain low-VOC resins and are assembled using sustainably-harvested wood backers. They may be used horizontally or vertically and are available in several patterns, colors and textures.