When choosing sustainable or green tile, what should consumers look for so they know the product is truly eco-friendly?
The tiles pictured above are made from post-consumer recycled content.
Lisa Elkins, Architect: The biggest way to get green tile is to use recycled content. And it should be post-consumer recycled content. So like old Coke bottles turned into tile as opposed to something like glass scraps from a tile factory. That helps you with LEED points as well.
Verdict: If you're looking to use an eco-friendly tile for your backsplash, purchasing tiles made from post-consumer content is one of the greenest choices you can make.