Tiles of Art

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rtk-tile.jpgWe found a few more places where artisan tile can be found. Ceramic tile has several environmentally friendly characteristics. It’s made from natural, often local ingredients; is durable and long-lasting; does not emit VOCs; and sometimes contains recycled content. Keep in mind though that kiln firing of tile is energy intensive. Some American craftsmen (and women!) still make tile the old-fashioned way and sell their variety of treasures at local shops, museums, and online. Here’s a list of ones we like:

Just like any quality, hand-crafted product, you can pay a premium for artisan tile ($14.50 and up–per tile), but you’ll be supporting your local craftsmen. Remember to give them enough time to make the decorative tiles (they generally need 2-8 weeks for your order (custom or standard).

Tag(s): Green Furnishings, Kitchens And Baths

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