Eco Friendly Tiles, the brainchild of Margot and Brandon Neuhaus, is a new business founded on the principles of carbon neutrality and respect for the environment. From an idea first hatched two years ago, the proprietors have scoured Europe for products and suppliers which are eco-friendly and that adhere to the highest standards of environmental accreditation and energy efficiency.
“This is the new default of the age for the built environment,”
Many Eco Friendly Tiles’ products carry the European Eco-Label as independent verification of life-cycle environmental impact – assessing everything from raw material extraction through to production, distribution and disposal. Some include off-cut and recycled content – one range incorporates glass from TV and computer CRT screens – while others benefit from additives proven to reduce harmful emissions in built-up areas.
The company also offers natural pebbles and random tiles, which are harvested ethically and mesh-backed to provide a stunning effect.
Eco Friendly Tiles adheres to the globally-recognised Carbon Neutral protocol to off-set its carbon output and extends this commitment into its supply chain, ensuring that manufacturing partners share both its ethos and rigorous approach to low environmental impact.
“We also work closely with specifiers to help them meet the requirements of both BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method), the most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings in the UK, and the internationally recognised LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design),” says Brandon.
The company anticipates that building design and creative professionals will look to Eco Friendly Tiles for products that support the environmental criteria increasingly demanded by policy-makers and occupiers.
Picture caption: Brandon Neuhaus (right) is pictured at the launch event with London Sustainable Development Commissioner Ed Gillespie, who spoke at the event. Ed is also a Director of the carbon emissions campaigning organisation Sandbag.
Eco Friendly Tiles Product Insights:
Tile and stone in the Eco Friendly Tiles portfolio benefit Eco-Labelling, from recycled content and innovative additives that assure low environmental impact and enhance the way we live.
Here is a selection of the ranges offered by the company..
Dom - All natural mesh-backed pebble and random ranges featuring innovative off-cut designs
Emin – a wave and stack effect utilising mostly wastage off-cuts
Ossa - great looking tiles with high recycled content...including ranges incorporating up-cycled tv screens.
Orba - the essence of stone, with high recycled content and slate and flamed finishes.
Volta – up to 40% pre-consumer content, offering natural rectified, non-rectified and textured finishes. Ideally suited to shopping malls, public areas, hotel and swimming pools and health spas.
Jurong – truly a ‘living’ range that incorporates anti-bacterial and NOx reducing additives
Media enquiries to:
Philip Colley, Harvest. Tel: 023 9244 9655 / 07785 306378
1 Eco Friendly Tiles sources its distinctive tile and stone products ethically and responsibly, working only with manufacturing partners who share its passion for the built environment and the natural world. As the first CarbonNeutral®
2 Hi-res photographs of products in situ are available upon request
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