A Guide to Sustainable Tile

Available in recycled glass, ceramic and clay, today's varied sustainable tile options offer beauty and durability.

In Huntsville, Texas, salvage-building renaissance man Dan Phillips creates unique, fantastical, customized homes using almost exclusively rescued building supplies through his company, Phoenix Commotion. Many of his homes feature handmade mosaics made with broken tile shards, arranged into creative patterns, often by future homeowners and untrained volunteers. Get Dan’s homespun, accessible instructions for making a tile mosaic by visiting phoenixcommotion.com and selecting “Tile-Shard Floors” under the “Info” tab.
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