Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Oceanside Tile: The Bomb

Loving Oceanside Tile. Today met with our tile installer and getting very excited. Feels like Christmas. Here are details from their site:

All Oceanside Glasstile is made primarily from silica sand, an abundant natural resource, with many colors also containing recycled content that may include pre-consumer*, post-industrial**, and/or post-consumer*** recycled bottle glass from curbside recycling programs.

*Pre-consumer materials are generated during our manufacturing process and may consist of scrap and trimmings that were never used in the consumer market.

**Post-Industrial: Material from manufacturing processes where virgin resources would otherwise go to waste. This material is collected and used in a product other than that for which it was originally used.

***Post-consumer material is an end product that has completed its life cycle as a consumer item and would otherwise have been disposed of as a solid waste. Oceanside Glasstile's post-consumer material is recycled bottle glass (cullet) from curbside recycling programs.

Here is Meridian, the pattern we chose for our new powder room:

Because of its handcrafted nature and broad range of translucent and iridescent colors, Oceanside Glasstile is an exceptionally beautiful building material—an ideal choice for helping people create beautiful and comforting living spaces, conducive to health and productivity, all of which is part of green building.

Was thinking we should do a penny tile for our larger bathroom but couldn't find good recycled content and didn't have the time to find at our local salvage. Do you have good salvage where you live? In Berkeley, I love Omega and Urban Ore, but who has time? Wish I had that life but alas, sometimes you just have to buy retail.

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