A few years ago I was excited to meet a Rep from Betona who introduced me to their flooring made from recycled glass. It’s real simple; the company gets let’s say windshields from junk yards then mixed with some other neat sustainable materials and viola, some impressive flooring for your home.
Why am I excited today? Because I see that the trend has taken off. Quite a few other companies are blazing the trail with innovative recycled glass. Glass Recycled has even more in their product line. They make counter tops, back splashes, table tops etc and they are reasonable priced. I love how this allows flexibility with design in regards to color combination and even graphics. Take a look at a few of these samples.
Recycled glass tiles are made from crushing old glass bottles and other glass items and then re-forming them into glass tiles. The glass is crushed into a powder, color is added, and then the tile is pressed into a mold. The tiles are then baked at high temperatures. Most glass tiles offered by manufacturers are made from 100% recycled glass. Imagine that, talk about sustainable.