New Recycled Ceramic Tile

August 15, 2010.

Fireclay Tile, a manufacturer of recycled content ceramic tiles in California, recently launched a new offering called the Express Series Quickship Tile. It's made with more than 62% locally sourced recycled content and, according to the company, contains "more post-consumer and pre-consumer waste than any other tile on the market."
The Express Series is available in six glaze colors (moss, hemp, pacific, skyline, biscuit gloss, and white wash) and 3x6, 4x4, and 6x6 inch sizes.
The new line is a variation of the company's Debris Series, which averages about $24 per square foot. Express is roughly 25% cheaper than Debris Series and ships within one week of order.
In terms of LEED credits, Express Series may contribute to points for low-emitting materials, recycled materials, and regional manufacturing. The product is made from bag-house dust from local glass suppliers, recycled granite dust, and abrasives leftover from cleaning water pipes.