I don’t have a whole lot of experience with big remodeling jobs like kitchens or bathrooms, but I know beautiful tilework when I see it. As soon as I saw the recycled glass tile made by Stardust Glass, I knew I’d found something special. Anyone who has been reading this site for any length of time knows that I’m a fan of clean, modern design with a little bit of eclectic personality thrown in, and I love, love, love patterns made from graphic geometric shapes. All of these could be used to describe Stardust tile.
The tile is available in a variety of colors, shapes and patterns, including small round tiles, hexagonal tiles, rectangles with rounded edges, squares, diamonds, and styles that are created from a combination of these shapes. To top it off, the handmade tiles are made up of 87-97% recycled glass.
One of the things I wanted to do in my mother’s home before we left was to add a gorgeous backsplash to really make the kitchen pop. Given that customers have the option to select the specific colors used in their tile, it would be easy to make it coordinate with the rest of her home. It would also help me convince my mother to use red in small areas, like a few of the tiles in the backsplash, instead of covering her entire home in the color from top to bottom — which is what she would do if I let her.
And consider this tile to be a preview of a great eco-friendly before and after to come later today…
Why It’s Green:
- Handmade in Portland, OR
- Made of 87-97% pre-consumer recycled glass, which is collected within 500 miles of the manufacturing plant in Portland
- Produced via an environmentally-friendly manufacturing process