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The Best Eco-Friendly Bathroom Tile | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest

The Best Eco-Friendly Bathroom Tile Choosing tiles has to be one of the most fun aspects of renovating or building a bathroom. And fortunately, there are plenty of eco-friendly options, whether you prefer the look of earthy cork, clean ceramic, or shimmering glass. Here are ten of our favorite tile companies and designs that incorporate recycled materials and green manufacturing processes. 1 Bedrock Industries : Bedrock Industries' Blazestone tiles are made in Seattle, Washington, with 100% post-industrial and post-consumer recycled glass and no additional oxides or colorants. 2 Aurora Glass : The Aurora Glass Foundry's tiles are made from 100% recycled glass. The foundry is owned and operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Oregon, and all profits assist homeless and low-income people through emergency services, housing, jobs, training, other charitable endeavors. 3 Daltile : Daltile's Colour Scheme porcelain tiles are made in the United States and contain more than 60% pre-and post-consumer recycled material, including post-consumer recycled glass. 4 Crossville : Crossville's products include EcoCycle tiles with 40% recycled ceramic content and Echo Recycled Glass tiles with 10 to 70% recycled content, depending on the color. The latter are made at the historic Peltier Glass Company in Ottawa, Illinois. 5 Fireclay Tile : Fireclay Tile's Debris series contains over 60% recycled materials, including post-consumer, curbside waste glass and local Bay Area waste such as granite dust and used sandblasting abrasives. 6 Glass Roots : Glass Roots' tiles are made with solar power manufacturing and 100% post consumer glass collected from the Montana region. 7 Oceanside Glasstile : Depending on the color, tiles from Oceanside Glasstile may contain between 10 and 95% pre-consumer, post-industrial, and/or pre-consumer recycled glass. 8 Sandhill Industries : Sandhill Industries' tiles are made from 100% recycled glass in Boise, Idaho. 9 Sustainable Flooring :
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Amanda Shea_Kryger wrote:
How are the tiles grouted? - I have never seen bathroom tiles so far apart. Is that just regular grout between them? Would the spacing cause problems as it ages?
   Comment   June 29, 2012
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StoneMar Natural Stone Company LLC
For a tile like this with wide spacing, you would use a sanded grout, preferably with mold and water resistant additives. After it is installed, many times it will be sealed with a penetrating water-proofing sealant as well.
June 30, 2012 at 1:10PM     
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Amanda Shea_Kryger
Thanks for taking the time to respond, that's really helpful!
June 30, 2012 at 3:20PM   
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paisley1 wrote:
Which tile company and tile name is this? - You named several tile companies you liked but I couldn't figure out exactly what company and tile you used for this shower. It's really nice and different. Thanks
   Comment   June 3, 2012
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Krista Voigt
Thank you. Love the tile! We're building an addition with a new bathroom (incl a shower like this). We're ready to choose our tile!
September 1, 2012 at 7:12AM   
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jenwinkelman
The tile company name is Bedrock Industries. The tile name is called Blazestone and the color is Mineral. The tile is 100% recycled glass. Here's a link to their picture of the shower (http://bedrockindustries.com/post/portfolio/a-variety-of-mineral-blazestone-tile-used-in-shower/). Looks like they are located in Seattle, WA.
July 30, 2013 at 6:12AM   
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