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Stardust Glass. These glass mosaic tiles are handcrafted from reject windows and doors from a local factory, bumping the recycled content to 97%. The tiles are kiln-fired, which reduces energy costs, says the company. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, the products are made to order and come in 36 colors. 503.928.3076.

Walker Zanger. The Skyline collection includes a variety of glass field tiles and mosaic tiles with linear geometric designs made from 20% post-consumer recycled glass, the company says. The tiles are available in gloss and matte finishes as well as the company’s new Metro Finish. The producer recommends the tile for modern as well as transitional kitchen and bathroom styles. Sizes range from 8-inch-by-10-inch field tiles to a ½-inch-by-1-foot style; they come in a variety of solid and blended colors. 818.252.4000.

Daltile. San Michele glazed porcelain tile contains more than 50% pre-consumer recycled content and features an antimicrobial protection layer within the glaze. Ideal for floors, walls, countertops, and backsplashes, the tile incorporates a new graphic technology to make travertine veins and clefts look rich, realistic, and distinctive. It comes in a 2-inch-by-4-inch mosaic size as well as a variety of larger cuts from 12 inches to 24 inches. 214.398.1411.

EcoDomo. Made from leather luxury car seat scraps, Rainforest leather tiles contain 60% pre-consumer recycled content and snap together to create re-usable designs without glue. The 15-inch-by-15-inch tiles, available in 12 colors and three textures, have a resistance equivalent to cork or linoleum, says the company. 301.424.7717.

Fireclay Tile. The Debris series is a ceramic tile made from local factory dust and California clay, giving it a recycled content of more than 60%, says the firm. The series features 112 glaze colors and is available in sizes ranging from 1 inch by 2 inches to 12 inches by 12 inches. 408.275.1182.

Trikeenan. Reclamation Tile is a ceramic product made from 20% recycled clay and 100% post-industrial glaze waste from a factory that reclaims all glaze leftovers, the company says. Available in 16 sizes, the tile comes in 3-inch-by-3-inch to 9-inch-by-12-inch sizes, 6-inch hexagons, and the classic Ebb and Flow shape. The tiles are 3/8 inch thick and are available in 12 colors. Custom colors are available upon request. 603.355.2961.

Habitus. Made from wine bottle cork stoppers collected from factories in Spain and Portugal, Cork Mosaic tiles are mounted the same as standard glass or ceramic tiles, and their waterproof quality makes them ideal for bathrooms and kitchens, says the firm. The cork chips come in two sizes: 1-inch diameter on a 12-inch-by-24-inch sheet, and 1?3/8-inch diameter on a 24-inch-by-24-inch sheet. The cork is 1/4 inch thick. 212.426.5500.

Saint-Gaudens. The Envi bronze tile collection is made from 75% to 100% recycled metal refined from car radiators, copper pipes, and wires, says the company. The designer tiles are available in four finishes and sizes ranging from the 1?5/16-inch prism to the 3-inch square tile. Tile liners and frames also are available for accenting glass and ceramic tile layouts. 760.891.0300.

Hakatai. The Ashland-e series of glass mosaic tile, made from glass bottles and waste glass headed for landfills, has a recycled content of up to 70%, says the firm. The tiles come in a variety of colors and blends ranging from a 1-inch-by-1-inch size to 2-inch mini-bricks. 888.667.2429.

Oceanside Glasstile. The company partners with local curbside recycling programs to collect more than 2 million pounds of glass annually for the Muse collection of handcrafted mosaic glass tiles, which contain up to 86% recycled content. The tiles come in more than 40 colors and four finishes for limitless color scheme options. Freeze/thaw resistant, the tiles are shaped like diamonds, mini-bricks, and mini-sticks in addition to the 7/8-inch-by-7/8-inch square-mosaic pattern. 877.648.8222.

Viridian 1-inch mosaic tiles are made with 98% pre-consumer recycled glass, including waste derived from window and windshield manufacturing. The line includes Viridian Pearl tiles, which boast a soft, iridescent sheen for walls and low-traffic floors, and Viridian Industrial tiles, which have a non-slip matte finish for walls and floors, including high-traffic areas. Both can be used indoors and outdoors. 877.439.9734.

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