EcoSeaTile, as our name implies, began operations as a tile company in 2008, manufacturing unique handmade tiles from recycled shells. We started by coming up with a novel way to recycle and reuse lobster, mussel and clam shells. Seeking to build on our experience with tiles, we created our line of SeaCoasters. Our coaster line was the first of a number of new gift, hardware and home furnishing products that we have brought to market during the past several years. Along the way, we have also expanded our pallet of recycled materials to include additional types of shells as well as various types of industrial materials including scrap metal and PVC. We’ve been amazed at the beauty we’ve found in very commonplace waste materials. With our commitment to innovation, sustainability and quality, the results have been remarkable. EcoSeaTile products now include gift items such as coasters, wine stoppers, paperweights and magnets. Hardware items include switch covers, drawer knobs, coat and towel racks and our home furnishings consist of picture frames and Christmas ornaments. We offer a stunning range of looks and now use over 15 distinct recycled materials and that number is growing all the time. We truly are committed to creating recycled beauty for your home.
All recycled shells that we use are first cleaned, dried and crushed and then set in a resilient epoxy resin. Our tiles provide an elegant and unique look as field tiles, trim or accents and can be used with ceramic, glass, or stone tiles. EcoSeaTiles are durable and easy to work with. Tiles have a hardness comparable to FormicaTM and are much less brittle than ceramic or glass tiles.
The metal and PVC that we use are recovered primarily from scrap yards and as cuttings from machine shops. EcoSeaTile products are very eco-friendly with over 50% of each tile made from recycled, pre-consumer waste and meet LEED standards for recycled building products. All EcoSeaTile products are air cured and do not utilize a kiln. With all production occurring at our facility in Kennebunk, Maine, EcoSeaTile products provide a beautiful, handmade and unique option for gift, home furnishing and tile needs that is handmade in the USA.
New for 2013:
See our new EcoMetalic line that includes scrap aluminum, brass, copper and titanium.