Thursday, 12 April 2012 23:42
Every month we feature a new GREEN supplier. This month we feature fabulous and innovative tile company Everitt & Schilling.
Everitt & Schilling Tile is an environmentally friendly wood wall tile with a number of beautiful design applications. This incredible tile is made from Re-Claimed barnwood and Up-cycled hardwood.
Upcycled hardwood tiles are made from hardwood scraps of different wood species from local (northern Colorado) cabinet and door makers. The scraps would have otherwise been thrown in the dumpster and hauled off to the landfill. They take the scraps and bring them to their milling facility where they are cut by hand into beautiful tiles of different lengths and thicknesses, apply a Low VOC water based finish, then mount them in square foot sections to a flexible, waterproof, Low VOC economically friendly backer, which creates small panels that are easy to install with thinset.
Reclaimed barnwood tiles are currently made from actual barns in the western US that are not in use anymore, and are either a structural hazard or an unwanted eyesore. They deconstruct the barn and haul the wood to our milling facility. Each piece is carefully inspected and selected before being cut by hand into tiles of various sizes. Again a low VOC water based finish is applied and then they mount them in square foot sections to our propietary backer material.
"When we say these tiles are "Made in the U.S.A. ... we really mean they are Made in the U.S.A twice! "
This Wood Tile is a great eco friendly option for kitchen islands, backsplashes, feature walls, furniture, headboards and artwork.
We think these make stunning backdrops and create a natural texture and style to any interior.
The wood tile instantly adds character and beauty and any homeowner can do it themselves with relative ease. We've selected a few of our favorites below but visit their website and choose yours!