Recycled content ceramic/porcelain and glass tiles can be installed wherever conventional tiles are installed. They are as durable and in some cases more durable than conventional tiles but are more sustainable as they have recycled content.
Find the Following Brands at Berkeley Design Center:
American Naturals tiles by Mediterranea are high definition inkjet porcelain tiles that are manufactured in the USA and are made of 54% pre-consumer and 6% post-consumer recycled material for sustainable design. American Naturals glazed porcelain tile comes in four different color styles and two contemporary sizes for efficient, timely supply in distribution programs, as well as for architects, interior designers, builders and private homeowners seeking LEED contributions with style. American Naturals brings the look and natural warmth of age-worn hardwood flooring in glazed porcelain tile sized in authentic, 4" x 24" and 6" x 24".
The Basaltina Stone Project by LEA Ceramiche is a full body porcelain that recalls the basaltina stone and assumes different colors, depending on the work process. Basaltina Stone Project is manufactured with 40 % pre-consumer recycled materials (2 LEED points).
The Eco Dream tile is a line from NovaBell's EcoSystem brand which is used on NovaBell products which contain at least 40% recycled materials and which can therefore truly claim to be environmentally friendly tiles. Because of systematic control of all phases in the manufacturing process, these materials comply with the quality standards set by the international norms.
Happy Floors is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and carries tiles from Italian companies with a commitment to the environment. Not only do the tiles have recycled content but the manufacturing process also is sustainable, in that 100% of unfired tiles are re-used, production water is 100% recycled and methane consumptions are highly reduced.
Interstyle carries several lines that are made of recycled glass. The glass tiles are easy to install, impervious to liquids and vapors, resistant to fading, staining and discoloration, frost proof, non-flammable and easy to clean.