Pedal To The Metal

If you’re looking for something a bit more flashy than porcelain and glass for your kitchen backsplash, give recycled metal tiles a try. I was recently reminded of the cool folks at Eco Friendly Flooring thanks to SFGate. They’ve got a great gallery of kitchens and living spaces that have used recycled metal.
Before you go the metallic route, here’s some common questions (and answers) about metal tiles from Eco Friendly Flooring.
Grout?You can choose to grout or not. The tiles have fairly square edges, so installing close together is a possibility. A standard gray or pewter grout will help grout joints disappear, while a black grout will offer contrast to the metal tiles.
Can they handle humidity? We offer an optional treatment to tiles bound to tropical destinations such as Hawaii. This will seal the tiles against corrosion from the salt water.

How do they compare to what’s out there? When compared on price, our recycled aluminum tiles are often 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of their counterparts and certainly less expensive than most other metals or stainless steel tiles available in the U.S.
Good for counters too? Yes. You can use larger format tiles like 12″ x 12″ size to have fewer grout joints. We do not recommend cutting directly on recycled aluminum tiles, as the metal will scratch from such acitivities.
Get inspired and visit their metal tile gallery.
photo: HGTV

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