Pushing the Boundaries of Fiber Cement. Meet Miraia.


Nichiha’s latest product innovation, Miraia, recently debuted at the AIA 2018 Expo in New York. The first fiber cement of its kind, Miraia features a reflective, high-gloss finish backed by the durability of fiber cement. Available in Snow, Glacier and Onyx hues, this unique product—with an equally unique name—is a cost-conscious alternative to the sheen of metal cladding.

Categories: Commercial, Industry Trends, Inspiration, Modern Home Design, National Brands, Product Education, Residential

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The Rise of the Retrofit for Quick Service Restaurants

 By Michelle Penoyar | Thu, January 26, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by Michelle Penoyar

 By Michelle Penoyar | Thu, January 26, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by Michelle Penoyar


Fast-food restaurant brands across the nation including Burger King, Wendy’s, KFC, and Taco Bell are getting a face lift. Many retrofit programs are being adopted to help update overall brand appeal to consumers, with a special focus on millennials.

Categories: Industry Trends, National Brands

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Nichiha Provides Unique Design Aesthetic for New Starbucks Store

 By Michael Russo | Wed, September 28, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by Michael Russo

 By Michael Russo | Wed, September 28, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by Michael Russo


Nichiha recently had the pleasure of partnering with Starbucks on several of their new stores. Join me in taking a closer at a Wisconsin Starbucks and discover how they used Nichiha to add a unique design aesthetic to their storefront.

Categories: Inspiration, National Brands, Nichiha Projects

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Trend Report: Nichiha’s Wood Series

 By Michelle Penoyar | Tue, March 22, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by Michelle Penoyar

 By Michelle Penoyar | Tue, March 22, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by Michelle Penoyar


Do you dare to use wood in your designs? Designers of all types are using the look of wood to highlight different areas of their projects. Nichiha is happy to assist designers by providing them with our Wood Series.

Categories: Commercial, Design Trends, Inspiration, National Brands, Residential

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Branding a Storefront with Building Materials

 By Michelle Penoyar | Mon, November 02, 2015 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by Michelle Penoyar

 By Michelle Penoyar | Mon, November 02, 2015 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by Michelle Penoyar


Architects who work for national brand retailers have the challenging job of designing beautiful buildings that also fit into brand guidelines. They have to focus heavily on creating a storefront that is immediately recognizable by consumers. One of the best ways to brand the exterior of a building is with building materials.

Categories: National Brands

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