Enjoy walking on broken glass

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.

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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.

This entry was written by Ray-Lee and published on May 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm. It’s filed under Art, Avant-garde, Bathroom Design, Colors, Construction, Contemporary Design, Creativity, Flooring, Innovative design, Interior Design, Renovations and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

6 thoughts on “Enjoy walking on broken glass

  1. Marilyn G Russell, ASID, NEWH, IIDA on said:

    Wow talk about innovation. This is a fantastic product. Looks like it may be used in residential and commericial applications as well. Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Yes the can be used for both and completely customizable. I am so glad this trend is catching on and more flooring companies are offering it

  3. how is the compatibility of recycled glass, it gives no problems in the long run? or it has to do with certain additions that matched with each other?

  4. Such cool floors! And even better that the glass is recycled.

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