Its All About the Surfacing!
You can use tile for many surfaces, countertops, walls, floors, cabinets and more. Many of the countertop manufacturers actually do floors, tables and sinks as well. Since my luck on finding good deals on Craiglists is about the same as me winning lotto, decided to investigate other options.
Please note that many of these companies as well as the countertop companies also manufacture other surfaces as well. All of the below companies products utilize recycled materials in their production.
Once again, these are very hard to find in San Diego!
TOP 28 ECO- Friendly Tiles
- Blazestone: Made up of 100% recycled glass
3.) Oceanside Glassstile 2293 Cosmos Court Carlsbad CA 92009 760.929.4000
- Made primarily from silica sand (natural resource) and recycled content) and recycled contents
- Eco Friendly Sport Rubber Tile
- Blogs on Rubber Tile
5.) Quarry Tile 6328 E Utah Ave Spokane WA 99212 509.536.2812
- Natural Hues: Commercial grade ceramic tile. Leeds certified
6.) Santa Regina 1405 North I45, Palmer, TX 75152 972.845.3200
- Terrazzo Product using marble, granite, quartz bound iwth cement, sand and pgments.
7.) FireClay Tile: San Jose 408.275.1182
- Handmade tile
8.) Aurora Glass 2345 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97402 541.681.3260
- Glass decor made with 100% recycled glass. Owned by St. Vincent de Paul
9.)Sandhill Industries 6898 S Supply Way #100 Boise ID 83716 208.345.6508
- 100% recycled glass tiles
10.) Terra Green Ceramics 1650 Progress dr Richmond IN 47374 765.935.4760
- Recycled Content ceramic tile and glass.
- Terra Classic (Qualifies for LEEDS)
- Terra Traffic
- Terra Crackle (55% recycled glass content)
- Terra Decos
- Terra Elements
- Terra Fusion
- Terra Metallic (metals)
11.) Eco Friendly Flooring 931 EMain St Ste. 04, Madison, WI 608.441.3265
- Tiles made up of 100% recycled post consumer or post-industrial sources
- Review from materialicio
12.) Coverings Etc 7610 NE 4th Ct . Miami FL 33138 305.757.6000
- EcoGres: Unglazed porcelain mosiac made with 50% post industrial recycled content (review: Safe Building Solutions)
- BioGlass: Made with 100% recycled Glass
- Eco Terr Terrazzo style with recycled content. Can be used in tiles and Slabs
- Eco Cem:Made od cement strengthened with cellulose fibers.
13.) Wausau Tile P.O. Box 1520 Wausea WI 54402 800.388.8728
- Manufacture of many products, including Terrazzo flooring, utilize recycled Steel, plastics, rubber, glass and more
- Forbo, Marmoleum Click , products made from natural raw materials
- ashland-e:: tile contains recycled glass
- Rubber mats (made with recycled tires) and also cork tiles. They are looking to purchase your wine corks as well
17.) Heritage Glass Inc :
- Terrazzo type using recycled bottles and window glass
18.) Crossville :
You can get these tiles almost anywhere.
- Tile made from 1005 post industrial Fused glass.
20.) Stardust Glass: 503.928.3076
- Tile made from recycled post industrial scrap glass.
21.) Cool Tiles (Vidrepur) : 888.845.3788
- Tiles made of 100% recycled Glass
22.) Susan Jablon Mosaics 408 Front St. Vestal, NY 607.748.2302
- Recycled Bottle Glass Tiles
- Hand made, high end, eco tile
24.) SeaStone (Made by Matrix. Z)
25.) Trend Group USA : Mosaic Tile collection produced in recycled glass, gold, stone and cermanic
26.) Ultra Glass: Glass Tile that meets LEEDS Criteria. Surfaces, flooring, art and more
27.) Grass Roots of Montana: Glass Tiles from post consumer waste
28.) Mod Rocks by Mod Walls- ModRocks™ Natural Polished Pebble Mosaics, ModRocks™ 100% Recycled Glass Pebbles, and all Natural Cork Mosaic Penny Rounds made of end cuts from a wine cork manufacturer. All of these products are mesh mounted in square foot sheets or larger as noted, for easy modular installation.
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