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New Materiality for Increased Sustainability

03/06/2018 By Kadie Yale

The development of Earthenglass began in 2008 when Kim Hauner, president of Interstyle, was looking to reinvent the glass tile industry with a fresh, sustainable product. What he came up with was a completely new kind of glass tile that captured the rising value of sustainability.

Earthenglass is crafted and textured by hand and comes in a range of natural colors that are also derived from recycled materials. Interstyle can create varied shapes, textures, and finishes for Earthenglass, such as anti-slip grading.

Read on to see how it all breaks down.

  • 9 years in the making, from conception to market
  • 100 percent recycled glass and regionally sourced clay
  • 25 percent reduction in energy input requirements in creating Earthenglass
  • 40 years Interstyle has been creating both clay and glass tiles
  • 3 texture patterns that can be mixed and matched
  • 10mm thick tiles that can be installed in both interiors and exteriors
  • 6 standard hand-applied glaze hues
  • 4 “raw,” unglazed hues