The LEED certified Sensi wall and floor tiles are made from a 100% sustainable production process and the tiles are produced with a mix of natural raw materials and 60% recycled materials. The tiles have a decorative mosaic which is made from recycled glass used in TV and PC screens. These beautiful tiles come in shades which evoke different textures and colours of the earth and can be used both indoors and out.
The nature-inspired range was born from a collaboration between Milan based architects, Matteo Thun & Partners and producer of ceramic surfaces, Florim.
Florim has integrated sustainability throughout their entire production process. The water from their manufacturing plant is 100% reused so there is no waste water discharge. They’ve also adapted systems which previously used water to now operate without water consumption. They recover and reuse 100% of their greenware waste (which is the pottery waste produced in the manufacture process) produced by their manufacturing plants and the company overall are able to recycle 99% of their total waste. They’ve installed masses of photovoltaic panels and cogeneration plants and produce 100% of the own electricity for their factories, which in turn has reduced the amount of CO2 emissions produced. All their packaging materials are made from recycled paper.
It’s so inspiring to see a company which is driven by a circular economy mindset, particularly in an industry which has the potential to use large amounts of resources and produces a large amounts of waste.
I’m particularly loving the slabs used on the kitchen benchtop. Hello upcoming kitchen renovation!
Nadine is the founder and editor of Eco Edition and founder of the Eco Edition Design School. She’s an experienced interior designer, sustainable materials consultant, speaker and serial home renovator.