Saxton Inc., a commercial interiors firm in Des Moines, Iowa, recently renovated their own kitchen, which features TorZo Tiikeri. We caught up with Amanda Schneller, an Interior Design Consultant, to learn more…

Project Scope:

Converting a very small break room and adjacent copy room into a large, open concept kitchen

How and Why TorZo was Used:

The large island, which is the heart of the space, is made of TorZo Tiikeri in color Natural. It’s a space for employees to eat, have impromptu meetings and serve up potlucks.
“We loved the uniqueness of the look of the material and we felt it blended well with the exposed wood beams in our space. The Torzo top makes a bold statement and it’s nice to be able to share the green story of the product with clients who come into our office.”

Overcoming Obstacles:

Saxton had trouble finding a local fabricator to produce the top. So, TorZo not only provided the material, but also fabricated the countertop to their precise specifications, which included grommets for electrical.
“I was nervous about a top that large shipping from Washington to Iowa, but it was delivered in great shape and installed beautifully.”

A Conversation Piece:

“We’ve gotten so much positive feedback not only from employees internally but also with the clients that tour our space. Our clients are always complementing our TorZo top and asking what the product is and what it’s made of. It really was the best choice and adds a lot of visual interest to the space.”


Design: Saxton Inc,
Contractors: DSM Designs and Saxton Inc.
Fabricators/ Installers: TorZo Surfaces, Ideal Floors, Perfection Painting, Hammer Electrical