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Create a Beautiful and Eco-Conscious Patio With Metropolitan Ceramics Enviroquarry Tile

One of the hottest home design trends of the year is the increasing use of eco-friendly materials in outdoor space design. From eco-conscious paints to eco-friendly woodwork, it’s a trend that’s here to stay. One of the most important parts of exterior space design is tile flooring options and companies such as Metropolitan Ceramics offer a stellar collection of eco-friendly options.

Typically, these types of tiles are approximately 50 percent recycled content. They are very durable, yet they require far less raw material to produce, making them an especially environmentally conscious purchase. Metropolitan Ceramics uses a unique process that allows for smart ways to create this ratio. They explain it, “The production of our extruded quarry tile creates a waste product that cannot be added, in large volume, to our existing colors. Other manufacturing processes create waste products including fired scrap. Through additional blending and processing of large quantities of these products and then blending it further, with new material, we are now able to offer a product with a pre-consumer recycled content of over 50%.” Their innovation is just one reason why are impressed with their products. Their commitment to the environment the reason we recommend them to clients whose goal is green design. 

Enviroquarry Tile is very appealing to people who appreciate simplicity. The designs are modest and earthy, making them appealing to those who favor a nature inspired space. The tiles are primarily red, brown, and black, which makes them ideal for creating muted patio backdrops and walking surfaces that blend well within a wide variety of subtle yet elegant design schemes.

We invite you to contact us at Conestoga Tile today to learn more about the Enviroquarry series of tiles by Metropolitan Ceramics. We’d be pleased to show you the styles that are available and the ways we can incorporate these beautiful products into your design plans.