With an ever increasing focus on the environment, glass recycling is at an all-time high. Despite these efforts, more than half of the glass placed in recycling bins ends up in landfills and, as you may know, glass is not a material that will break down. In an effort to reduce this waste, glass can be repurposed and used in several different ways. With this in mind we have come up with our ORGANIKS 100% recycled glass tile line.
Recycled Glass tile gives homeowners and home builders the ability to "go green" in style. We offer ORGANIKS glass tile in over 100 different selections that come in a variety of colors, textures, and finishes. These glass tiles can be a plain solid color, or can have a unique hand-painted look that you will not find anywhere else.
What's the advantage of "going green" with your tile?
-Glass tiles are non-porous, so they are great in eco-friendly bathrooms because they help to prevent the growth of mold, mildew, etc.
- Glass tiles are non-absorptive, so they are perfect for your eco-friendly kitchen backsplash because they do not hold water or stains.
- ORGANIKS glass tiles have a very broad spectrum of colors and textures available, as well as unique designs.
- ORGANIKS glass tile is extremely durable and can be used in any environment: indoor or outdoor, wet or dry, submerged in water, and they are also floor rated!
Glass Tiles made from recycled glass appear more opaque than other glass tile. Let's take an inside look at how our ORGANIKS tile is created and show why it is the only truly "green" tile available on the market.
This process begins with the purchase of 100% recycled colorless glass, usually in the form of old glass bottles, windows, or car windshields. The purchased glass must then be carefully cleaned and crushed several different times. As you can see, each time this happens, the glass pieces get smaller until they are sent to a special machine that pulverizes them into a very fine powder.At this stage, depending on what we want the glass tiles to look like, pigment is added either before or after the powder is pressed. For tiles that will be one color all the way through, we add the pigment before pressing; and for tiles that will just have the color on one face of the tile, the pigment is added after pressing. When pressed, the powder is placed in molds at a pressure of 6000 tons. That's over 800 large African elephants! The molds are then heated in ovens at extremely high temperatures and cooled when finished and mounted on mesh.
The yellow pigment in this glass tile was added before the tile was pressed resulting in it having a solid yellow color all the way through the glass tile.
This tile had a white pigment added to it before it was pressed, and the blue and yellow swirled pigments were added after the tile was pressed. This resulted in a white glass tile throughout that has a hand-painted look on only the face.
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