It’s probably evident that “green” refers to the environment rather than cash savings, but just to be clear, reusing salvaged tile could impact both aspects of life. There’s a growing bandwagon of folks who are doing their part to save the planet one choice at a time. Manufacturing has made a massive impact on the earth’s atmosphere and health. Looking at the planet in segments of pre- and post-industrial era provides shocking evidence of how drastic that effect has been. It’s a bit of a chicken-egg conundrum to figure out whether the green movement started a trend for reusing things, or the other way around, but one thing is for certain, the word “recycle” has had a facelift and is receiving high accolades rather than besmirching side glances from the world of interior (and personal) fashion.
Not only will a purchase of salvaged tile find any home renovator pleased with the unique beauty and incomparable quality of how “they used to make things,” but there is the peace of mind that comes with a well-placed piece of history. The well-recycled phrase “if you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem” rings true in this incident. Finding ways to circumvent the common way of doing things will produce a sense of pride in the knowledge that your lovely tiled backsplash or shower hasn’t been part of the problem. Imagine all the great ways you can reuse this beautiful tile!
Out with the Old, In with the…Older?
When faced with the task to renovate a space, there is often a plethora of heinously outdated décor to be removed. Any home-project expert will have experience with such things as “vintage” shag carpet, cheap (and dreadful) wood paneled walls, dreaded popcorn ceilings, peeling linoleum or wallpaper, and lead-based paint. Home renovation projects are filled with the “out with the old” mentality. Few would think of replacing old and worn out items with classic old pieces, but that’s exactly what Olde Good Things is doing. It’s fine to want to shoot the interior decorator who cursed a lovely home to a dated existence, but finding solace in the fact that there are beautiful things to replace those worn old things with can be a great comfort.
At www.ogtstore.com, a bounty of beautiful salvaged tile presents itself to bring a one-of-a-kind face lift to any interior project. Finding something pretty isn’t hard to do, but finding something that will not fade with time requires the creativity to utilize things that have remained classically irreplaceable to this day.
This tile is a classic beauty that shows it age well. Vintage is “fabulous”.
Reach into the past and avoid being the cause for more industrialized damage to the planet. “Green” is very in right now and those who are willing to venture some creativity will gain priceless and beautiful pieces for their home without the nagging feeling of having just paid to poison the planet.