November 16 2007

New Recycled Porcelain Tiles From Italy

They're beautiful, green, inexpensive and... Italian. What more could a tile consumer want?

The manufacturer, Floor Gres, uses waste from its manufacturing processes for 70% of the material in its Ecotech line. Items previously sent to the dump or to the sewage plant, such as quality-control rejected tiles, scraps, waste water and sludge, are reincorporated into the specially engineered tile.

The result is a durable and beautiful product that fits even modest budgets.



Now... it should be said that even better would be a product manufactured from material already out in the public waste stream (say... from ground up demolition debris) or made by a company more local to a particular jobsite (to reduce the impact of shipping such heavy material from plant to consumer.) Still, we applaud Floor Gres and their U.S. distributor, Stone Source, for taking a great step in the right direction. Learn more about the tile at Stone Source's product information page.

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April 23rd, 2009 at 11:34 PM

Kristina Robinson

I would like information on how your "green" product is manufactured from start to ending vs. your products that are not "green"?